Big Ben, Westminster, London

9/10
UniquenessThe sunset watched here, how different is it from the others?
6/10
VisibilityIs the sunset likely to be seen from the location?
10/10
AccessibilityHow easy is it to get to the location? ("-" means the location cannot be revisited at will)
6/10
CrowdHow busy is the location? ("-" means the location has no public access or I was on the move)
7.8/10
OverallIs this location worth a sunset visit?

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower is a British cultural icon recognised all over the world. It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy, and it is often used in the establishing shot of films set in London. The clock tower has been part of a Grade I listed building since 1970 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

  • A world famous iconic building to be part of your sunset photo composition is just a treasure.
  • Due to the position of the Big Ben, it can be difficult to take a photo with a visible sun in view. The best chance is to get a nice silhouette or a magic hour background.
  • The Big Ben is located next to the Westminster station, very convenient.
  • There are a lot of crowds in the area as Big Ben is not the only attraction here, there is also the London Eye.
Big Ben, Westminster, London
Photo Source: Valentin Laurentiu
Big Ben, Westminster, London
Photo Source: Valentin Laurentiu

Location of the Sunset