Big Ben 4.9 rating


The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter. Designed by Auguste Pugin, its construction was planned after the destruction of the erstwhile Palace of Westminster in 1834 due to a fire. A limited numbers of tickets are available to climb the newly renamed Elizabeth Tower, which are available only to British visitors who have approached their Member of Parliament for the same.



About Big Ben

 Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom

 Nearest Transit: Westminster (Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee)

 +44 20 7219 4272

Big Ben and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
British Museum

British Museum(2 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace(1.3 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square(0.8 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral(2.2 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey(0.3 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain(1.1 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.

London Eye

London Eye(0.5 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.

OXO Tower

OXO Tower(1.4 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.

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