London The Big Ben

Here are some facts about the Big Ben you may not have known: Big Ben is the name of the נell, not of the tower, and it is commonly referred to as the Clock or the Clock Tower. Completed in 1858, the original name has since been changed and is now called the Elizabeth Tower, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the largest four faced chiming clock in the world and has been the star of many famous movies including: the 78′ version of The Thirty Nine Steps, James Bond’s Thunder ball, Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan, Doctor Who and numerous animated Walt Disney movies.

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You can try standing at Trafalgar Square and draw an imaginary line from Big Ben to Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Monument, a supposed conspiracy theory of the infamous Freemasons, that all were constructed in total alignment. We are waiting for Dan Brown to make a film on this topic.

Most tourists like to take pictures of the Big Ben from the famous Westminster Abbey, but you should know that the best spot to catch a good photo is from the South Bank, near the London Eye or even better, on top of it. If you do decide to take a ride on this extremely popular Ferris wheel, booking your tickets in advance is advisable, in order to avoid standing in endless lines of eager tourists and excessive fees, due to high popularity. A few steps away from the Big Ben you can find the famous Westminster Abbey, originally constructed by Henry III in 1245 as a preferred place of burial. The entrance fee to Westminster Abbey is quite high, but is free if you hold the “London Pass“. Check out our special video guide for more information about this city-sightseeing card.

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$