Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament

What? Big Ben is the loving nickname for the bell of the clock tower adjoining the Houses of Parliament. Completed in 1858 the tower stands at 97m tall making it the third tallest clock tower in the World. The Houses of Parliament, comprised of the House of Lords and Houses of Commons, are the center of British politics and where all British laws are passed.

Where? Parliament Square, SW1.

The best way to get to the Houses of Parliament from hotel is through Underground. When you come out of the hotel gate, turn right and walk straight till you reach the Gunterstone Road. From there, turn right and walk till you reach West Kensington Station. You will have to take the Eastbound District Line to Westminster.

When? Tours take place on Saturdays throughout the year from 9.15am to 4.30pm, and during the summer opening time of 29th July to 3rd September 2011 and 19th September to 1st October 2011.