London The Big Ben area

The Big Ben is one of the most well-known London attractions and this makes the Big Ben area one of the most visited areas in the whole city. The historic landmark is known worldwide and can not be missed when you have the chance on your next London vacation! Most of the best things to see in London are actually located close to the Big Ben, so when you head there be prepared for a lot of tourists walking around this part of London!

Britain’s famous clock first ticked in 1859 and until now has millions of travelers visiting every year. The ‘clock tower’ was officially named the ‘Elizabeth Tower’ in 2012 in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. There are many things to do around the Big Ben that will allow you to explore the many iconic London attractions. Each clock face on Big Ben guides you towards other London landmarks nearby including the Tower of London or Westminster Bridge.

Things to do around the Big Ben area

Your first stop after you visit Big Ben should certainly be Westminster Abbey. The famous church is where many English nobles were buried including Elizabeth and Mary. Its wonderful history includes a special event that took place in 2011- the royal wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate. Make the British past come alive by touring the fascinating Westminster Abbey! Be prepared – entrance to the church is not cheap. To receive free entry inside Westminster Abbey, make sure to purchase a London Pass which will enable you to visit many London attractions for free. You can use this pass for more than 60 locations in the city, imagine how much money it could save you! Want to know about more things to do in London or about London on a budget? Watch our special video guides to discover the ins and outs of London city and how to enjoy them without coming home broke.

Sometimes, a walk around Westminster Abbey can be tiring, especially if you have children. Our tip: take a picnic lunch break at one of the finest London parks and another top attraction – St James’s Park. Enjoy the greenery around the lake and watch the park’s famous pelicans being fed. The beauty of the park will exceed your expectations and enchant your children. Watch our special London for kids video to find out more about child-friendly attractions in the city.

 

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$