One of the most striking structures in London is easily Big Ben. On the first full day that we spent in the city, we took one of the touristy double decker buses aroundt he city to get a feel for what we could visit in more depth. The Parliament building itself is really beautiful and has so much history behind it. V for Vendetta is one of my favorite films, and it was fun to see this building in person. We also got to see inside of the building, which also held so much history and it was really interesting to see where Parliament actually holds their sessions and learn more about the British political process.