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I've always had people say it's a must to visit him when you're in London. :p
 

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If I ever go to London, I would like swing by and give him a gander. :D
 

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Yes, England ios beautiful. I ws in the Bury St Edmuds area and loved when I was in the service
 

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Isn't big ben a huge clock on a tower?
 

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Isn't big ben a huge clock on a tower?

Yes...

 

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Can you climb up inside?
 

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Nope you can't get anywhere near it either it's surrounded with police since its near to the houses of parliament. .
 
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Lovely photo tho.
 

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So nice, I loved England
 

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I've always had people say it's a must to visit him when you're in London. :p

Little piece of trivia here.

Most people think that Big Ben is the clock tower joined on to the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is actually the largest bell inside the clock tower. The tower was called the Westminster Clock Tower although following the Queen's jubilee (I think it was her 60th in 2012, although it may have been the 50th in 2002) it was renamed the Queen Elizabeth Tower.

If you're in London it would seem very rude not to swing by and have a look. You can walk over Westminster Bridge (right beside the tower) to the south bank, then look across the river at the Houses of Parliament and the clock tower. I'd highly recommend it at around twilight. The views along the Thames after dark are really quite something - wherever you are in central London the Thames views are pretty good. Don't forget to go and see Tower Bridge as well.
 

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"Look, kids! Big Ben! Parliament!" :D
 

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Officially Big Ben is the bell with the famous chime, but the name is sometimes extended to include the tower.
 

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Just thought you might want to see what its like on New Years Eve in London.. its a bit long but you dont have to watch it all..

Something I wanted to see for years, just didn't fancy the crowds fighting for space on the journey home. Truth be told I didn't fancy the crowds during the fireworks either.

I did see the Lord Mayor's fireworks one year, although it was pure chance I was in town on the day. I saw the crowds gathering and found a spot on Waterloo Bridge (it might have been Westminster Bridge, I forget) to watch them.
 

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Just thought you might want to see what its like on New Years Eve in London.. its a bit long but you dont have to watch it all..

Something I wanted to see for years, just didn't fancy the crowds fighting for space on the journey home. Truth be told I didn't fancy the crowds during the fireworks either.

I did see the Lord Mayor's fireworks one year, although it was pure chance I was in town on the day. I saw the crowds gathering and found a spot on Waterloo Bridge (it might have been Westminster Bridge, I forget) to watch them.
 

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Jo, where are you from? I spent time in Bury Sty Edmunds and around Cambridge, was stationed at Lakenheath
 

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I live in South East London in the uk Bill. my sister now lives in Cambridge.
 

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I live in South East London in the uk Bill. my sister now lives in Cambridge.
Oh I love Cambridge: The Backs, Heffer's Bookstore; even some of the newer Colleges, such as Clare Hall.
 

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I loved it over there, if the restrictions on immigration hadnt been so tedious I might have stayed over there
 
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