Unfortunately, Big Ben was under construction while we were in London, much like the rest of the town. Other than stopping to take a few pictures, not much time is needed in this area. If you are looking to spend a little extra time, I would recommend venturing to the other side of the Palace of Westminster where you can enjoy a picnic at The Victoria Tower Gardens. The gardens offer a great view of the Palace as well as Tower Bridge. It’s one of the few places in town where you can grab a little personal space.