Visiting London’s iconic Big Ben? Stay in a serviced apartment.

Big Ben is one of the most iconic images of London, and indeed the whole of the UK, to foreign eyes. The image of the clock tower has been used on some many occasions by the visual media; when a television or film-maker wishes to indicate a generic location in Britain, a popular way to do so is to show an image of the Clock Tower. The name ‘Big Ben’ itself is technically just the name of the largest bell on the clock tower structure. The structure is the large four-faced chiming clock and the third largest free standing clock tower in the world. The tower was finished being built in 1858 so is now over 150 years old. Did you know, that because of changes in ground conditions since construction (notably tunnelling for London’s underground train network), the tower leans slightly to the north-west, by roughly 22 centimetres (8.66 inches) at the clock dials?

Big Ben is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions also sitting at the North end of Westminster Palace which contains the Houses of Parliament. Together they make one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. UK residents can arrange visits up to the clock tower through their local MP, and guided tours of the Westminster are taken throughout the week and weekends. For more information you can visit the UK Parliament website through the following this link.

With London being such a popular location for tourists both domestic and foreign, the need for accommodation in London can be very high. Many hotels find themselves fully booked throughout the summer months. Serviced apartments in London are becoming an increasingly popular option for visitors to the city. Not only do they provide the same level of service and luxury as you would find in a hotel, but also you get so much more space than you would in the 4 walls of a hotel room. Getting a London serviced apartment is definitely the smartest way to stay in London. Serviced City Pads works with several of the main apartment providers across London and are well placed to find you the best options for your needs. So if you’re thinking of visiting London to view the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, get in touch with Serviced City Pads using the contact details on the website and see what they can offer for your next stay in London.