Big Ben Tours 5/5 (6)

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Having completed a £80m refurbishment in 2022, you can now take a 90 minute guided tour of Big Ben and climb the 334-step spiral stairwell to the belfry where Big Ben, the Great Bell, hangs.

Hear Big Ben Strike the Hour

This unique 90 minute tour is timed to perfection in order to ensure you are in prime position as each quarter of the hour rings out. The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to stand next to the world-famous Big Ben bell as it strikes the hour!

About the Tour

This guided tour of the Elizabeth Tower takes you up a narrow 334-step spiral stairwell to the belfry where Big Ben, the Great Bell, hangs. Along the route, your guide will reveal details of the most extensive and complex conservation project in the Tower’s history. This vital conservation work involved over 500 people from across the UK and their traditional crafts including stone masonry, glass blowing, gilding, plastering, cast iron and clock mechanics.

Big Ben Clock Face

Points to Note

⭐ Numbers are limited giving the tour a very personal feel.
⭐ Opportunity to stand next to the world-famous Big Ben bell as it strikes the hour.
⭐ Opt for a morning tour and you’ll get more bongs for your money.
⭐ Arrive early to allow time for security checks before being admitted into Westminster Hall.
⭐ Ensure you wear suitable footwear (no high heels or flip-flops).
⭐ Take the opportunity to watch parliamentary debates following your tour (subject to availability).
⭐ Experience great views of the city

Step Behind the Clock Dials

As part of the tour, you will see the inner workings of the clock mechanism, stand next to the world-famous Big Ben bell as it strikes the hour, and step behind the dials each spanning 6.9m in diameter. You are also welcome to explore medieval Westminster Hall after your visit to the Elizabeth Tower.

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Big Ben Tours was last modified: April 10th, 2024 by Dan

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