Day 1/Stop 1
Big Ben and Parliament Square
The first stop on our 5-day itinerary of London is Parliament Square, which has famous buildings on all sides. One of the best-known is the Elizabeth Tower, but you’ll probably know that as Big Ben. Fun fact: the name “Big Ben” actually refers to the bell inside the tower, not the tower itself.
Note that Elizabeth Tower will be closed to visitors until 2021, but it’s still worth stopping by to check out this impressive and important building from the outside. Tours of the Houses of Parliament are still available for a fee, but be sure to book in advance!