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4 Ways to experience Big Ben

Jul 14, 2015 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

One of the world’s most iconic capitals, a trip to London is a favorite among our well-traveled staff. Read on for our top tips for visiting Big Ben, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

4 ways to experience Big Ben in London, England


From across the Thames

“There is a prime photography location for Big Ben right across the Thames and under the bridge. It’s my favorite place in London to catch the sunset, as it falls right behind Big Ben and Parliament!” — Emily, Groups Tour Consultant


From the sky

“The best vantage point of Big Ben is from the top of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel across the River Thames. I suggest going twice: Once in the daytime and once at night, because each view is different and great in it’s own way.” – Amanda, Brand Operations Manager


From an iconic red phone booth

“Everyone traveling to London needs a picture in a red phone booth—everyone. If you take the Circle or District Tube Line to Westminster then walk through Parliament Square, you’ll be able to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the South Bank of the Thames. When you’re on the side of Parliament Square facing Big Ben, you can stand in the red phone booth and ask someone to take your photo so that they’re both in the background!” – Jillian, Individual Sales Manager


From anywhere

“London is an ongoing hub of activity full people from all over the world, but when Big Ben chimes, everyone hears it, everyone listens and everyone recognizes the sound throughout the city. The sound of Big Ben (which is the bell, not the tower), reminds people that regardless of where they are from in the world and how far they’ve traveled, they are at that moment in one of the greatest cities this world has ever seen.” — Charlotte, Product Development Coordinator

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