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Holidays in Big Ben
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Arguably one of London’s most famous monuments, this prominent landmark is a national icon, adored by generations of Britons.

As you approach Westminster, towering Big Ben comes into view, standing majestically on the banks of the River Thames atop the glorious Houses of Parliament. Romanticised throughout the years in various films such as “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, “Notting Hill” and “Love Actually”, Big Ben is the standing soul of this great city.

The name Big Ben was originally given to the huge bell that resides within the 18th century clock tower. Today, the name has become an affectionate term for the entire building and is synonymous with the name of London. You can’t miss the deep thundering sound of the bell as it strikes the hour, echoing across the city beneath.

Completed in 1858, the clock tower first rang out on London City in 1859 and has since been a symbol of reassurance and certainty for the entire nation. Originally designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, the tower is constructed from limestone and is a prime example of classic Gothic Revivalist design.

Shortly after sunset, the four ivory-tinted faces are illuminated, showing off its prestige and prowess on the London city skyline. The clock is the largest of its kind in Great Britain, each of its four faces are 7 metres in diameter and contains 312 pieces of opal glass. Having only dimmed its lights in times of national crisis, for two years during World War I and at night during World War II, Big Ben is London’s pride and joy, a symbol of resilience and local identity.

Big Ben is only available to visit for British Citizens who have scheduled a tour with their parliamentary representative. Still, the tower makes great sightseeing and the perfect photo opportunity for visitors.

Officially renamed Elizabeth Tower in June 2012, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, the tower is still referred to colloquially as Big Ben.

Located in central London, Big Ben is easily accessible via subway. The nearest Underground station is Waterloo.

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$232 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,368 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Savoy
The Savoy
5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
The price is AU$783 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Strand and Lyceum Theatre. Covent Garden Market and Aldwych Theatre are also within 5 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)
The London Savoy is better than home!

"I spent 5 days at the Savoy last week during London’s second lockdown, and my time at the Savoy was lovely. The staff made me feel so well cared for, and the quality of every meal (I think I sampled almost everything on the menu) was beyond outstanding! I will definitely stay at the Savoy the next ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2020

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The Royal Horseguards
The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England
The price is AU$315 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Gallery, Churchill War Rooms and London Eye. Westminster Abbey and Houses ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Looking over the river Thames and the London Eye perfect"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

The Royal Horseguards
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$232 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Savoy
The Savoy
5 out of 5
Strand, London, England
The price is AU$783 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
The Savoy
The Royal Horseguards
The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England
The price is AU$315 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
The Royal Horseguards
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
4 out of 5
54 Buckingham Gate, London, England
The price is AU$269 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
5 out of 5
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$461 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, England
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Point A Hotel - Westminster, London
Point A Hotel - Westminster, London
3 out of 5
118 - 120 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$86 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
Point A Hotel - Westminster, London
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House of Commons, London, England
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Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences
5 out of 5
51 Buckingham Gate, London, England
The price is AU$574 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences
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