The Clock Tower in London Is One of the Most Popular Tourist Destinations

If you are going to travel to London for the first time, you are probably looking forward to all of the fun historic sites. Perhaps the most popular...



If you are going to travel to London for the first time, you are probably looking forward to all of the fun historic sites. Perhaps the most popular of the tourist destinations in the city is the clock tower located at the northern end of Westminster Palace. This tower has a bell inside of it, and the bell’s name, as you probably know, is Big Ben. Many people mistakenly refer to the entire tower as Big Ben, but it really only refers to the bell. While this isn’t an important distinction to some people, you will find many that will correct you if you should mistakenly call the tower Big Ben!
This tower has a bell inside of it, and the bell's name, as you probably know, is Big Ben

The best way to learn about the clock tower is to take a Big Ben Tour. You will find that many tour groups will take you to the tower, so find one that has great reviews and that is able to give you some inside information on the building and the history of the clock tower and the famous bell. These tour groups will be able to take you to other famous locations as well.

 

Of course, you can always visit the clock on your own. Whether you get up close or take your Big Ben picture from a distance, you should definitely make sure to photograph the tower. It remains one of the most photographed locations in London, and that’s quite impressive. With all of the great attractions the city offers, this clock still receives quite a bit of attention!

 

This clock tower of London has the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and it is the third tallest freestanding clock tower. The tower is over 150 years old, and it has been one of London’s icons since it was built back in 1858. Today, it is one of the most well-known and important landmarks in the entire city. In fact, it is so popular you will be hard-pressed to find films set in London that don’t have a shot or two of this famous clock tower.

 

If you are coming to London for all of the attractions, historical and modern, make sure you stay in a good location. You will be able to find plenty of great hotels in the city, but hotels are not your only option. You can find flats for rent and you can always choose to stay at a little bed and breakfast in or near the city. In addition to the attractions, there are also a number of London activities that can add a little more to your travel experience. Walking through one of the many picturesque parks or experiencing the live music in the city will really enhance your experience in London. You can begin a tour of Europe from London or you can simply explore the city for as long as you have. One thing is certain; you will not run out of things to do in London.

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