Big Ben is located to the north of London's Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster atop a 98-meter-tall clock tower. The clock face is brightly illuminated whenever the Houses of Parliament are in session. The giant clock represents England's classic culture. It is a landmark of the City of London and a source of pride for the people of England. Whenever London is used as the setting for a film, you can be absolutely certain to catch a glimpse of Big Ben. Although it is commonly known as Big Ben, the clock tower was renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
By Subway: Take the Circle line, District line, or Jubilee Line and get off at Westminster Abbey station.
Big Ben, and the main parliament building is only open to the British. Foreign tourists may only observe the exterior of this massive structure. The area around Big Ben, and the Parliament is filled with street performers that require gratuity for photos, music and magic tricks. In August of 2017, the English started maintenance on the clock tower. During these repairs and maintenance the bell will not ring, it is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
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One of the most recognizable landmark in London that is located in the Central Business District (CBD)!
Usually it attracts people to visit and it is known for the accuracy of the time and also it was built in the 18th century, despite having the fire incident, it is still well renovated and maintained.
I heard that in order to get to go inside Big Ben - you will need to be a local resident.
Likewise, you can sign up for some half-day tour that visit Big Ben and other places nearby.
Do note that if you are looking for a place to take picture, just follow along the road where you can see the ironic telephone booth with a lot of people queuing up!
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster,although the name is frequently extended to also refer to the clock and the clock tower.The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom.
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is located on the Thames River. It is the world's first observation wheel and opened at the end of 1999. Get off at the Westminster subway station and walk out to the road will be the the best location for taking pictures of the London Eye. Walking in the direction of Westminster Bridge, you can see Big Ben, another landmark in London, backed by the Houses of Parliament, full of history. When I was in London in 2017, Big Ben was going to be surrounded for repairs, and I was lucky to see the last sight of Big Ben before it was repaired! Looking the information today, Big Ben finally showed its face recently. It looks more luxury from the photos. It has changed from its quaint look before, and it is golden shining now. Westminster Bridge is the best place to take photos of Big Ben. You can wait for a double-decker red bus to pass by on the bridge and take a photo. This is London.
When I was enjoying the beauty of London, I started thinking about the quote from Confucius: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.