Big Ben (The Elizabeth Tower)
Tower in London, United Kingdom
The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell.
The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May, with the Great Bell's strikes heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September.
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Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Visitors travelling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station, which is fully wheelchair accessible. Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo mainline stations are about 20 minutes away by foot and have connecting buses.
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There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can visit the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching debates and committees. Information to help plan visits and make the most of your time at the Houses of Parliament including how to find us, disability access, security and facilities.