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Big Ben at New Year's Eve | © Chris Chabot / Flickr
Big Ben at New Year's Eve | © Chris Chabot / Flickr
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14 Beautiful Views Of London's Big Ben

Picture of Briony Lewis
Updated: 9 February 2017
One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Big Ben, has been part of London’s unmistakable skyline for over 150 years. It has transformed the British Houses of Parliament from just another government building into a true symbol of London. Unsurprisingly everyone’s favourite clock-tower has been captured in thousands of photographs: we take a look at some of the most breath-taking.
Big Ben during WWI | © Leonard Bentley / Flickr
Big Ben during WWI | © Leonard Bentley / Flickr

Thought to have been taken during WWI, this photograph captures Big Ben standing tall.

Big Ben peeping through snowy trees | © Cat Burton / Flickr
Big Ben peeping through snowy trees | © Cat Burton / Flickr

Capturing Big Ben as a much nicer Big Brother – always watching over London.

Big Ben at night | © Yon Garin / Flickr
Big Ben at night | © Yon Garin / Flickr

Away from the hustle and bustle of Westminster Bridge, Big Ben’s beauty shines bright.

Big Ben at New Year's Eve | © Chris Chabot / Flickr
Big Ben at New Year’s Eve | © Chris Chabot / Flickr

The best part of New Year’s Eve? Big Ben announcing the new year for all to hear!

Take the time to stop and smell the roses.

Snow-capped Big Ben | © Simon & Vicki / Flickr
Snow-capped Big Ben | © Simon & Vicki / Flickr

Snow-capped Big Ben looking beautiful on a cold winter’s day.

Overlooking Big Ben | © Juan Salmoral / Flickr
Overlooking Big Ben | © Juan Salmoral / Flickr

Flying high on the London Eye you can fully appreciate the beauty of Big Ben.

Big Ben providing a backdrop rather than focus | © Unsplash / Pixabay
Big Ben providing a backdrop rather than focus | © Unsplash / Pixabay

Big Ben provides a stunning backdrop to this perfectly timed photograph.

Cleaning Big Ben | © Storkk / Wikimedia
Cleaning Big Ben | © Storkk / Wikimedia

Even Big Ben needs a good scrub every once in a while!

A dramatic angle of Big Ben | © Phil Dolby / Flickr
A dramatic angle of Big Ben | © Phil Dolby / Flickr

This dramatic shot gives another perspective to this wonderful giant.

Big Ben Little Ben | © anniemullinsuk / Flickr
Big Ben Little Ben | © anniemullinsuk / Flickr

Big Ben meets Little Ben on a snowy winter’s day.

A beautiful light over Big Ben | © Digital-Designs / Flickr
A beautiful light over Big Ben | © Digital-Designs / Flickr

The sun’s beauty captures the glorious power of Parliament.

Two London icons in 1 perfect picture | © Pawel Pacholec / Flickr
Two London icons in 1 perfect picture | © Pawel Pacholec / Flickr

London Calling!

Big Ben under construction | © Ed Uthman / Flickr
Big Ben under construction | © Ed Uthman / Flickr

Since its construction in 1859, Big Ben has become one of London’s most famous icons. And we can definitely see why.