Located at the northern end of the palace of Westminster The Big Ben is the nickname kept for the bell tower of the palace. It is one of the best-known icons of London and the royal lineage. Read on to know more.
Designed by Augustus Pugin, inspired by a neo-gothic style, the tower was built in the year of 1859. The tower is 95 meters tall and it is still regarded as one of the worlds most accurate striking and chiming clocks in the world.
A popular tourist site
Being recognised as UNESCO world heritage site in 1987, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in London millions of visitors from around the globe visit here to see this spectacle and engineering marvel up-close and personal.
Foreigners cannot enter the clock tower but you could see this stunning structure from outside. The premise of the Westminster palace is accessible by a taxi and you could reach here through public buses as well.
There is a plethora of accommodation options close to the tower; Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel is an option worth considering for your stay after in tiring day tour in London since it is a hotel in Bayswater London which is also located a 30-minute drive away from the tower.
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