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Big Ben Renovation

The regular sound of Big Ben chimes stopped, midday on 21 August 2017, before the start of repair work expected to last a few years.

Missing the bongs? Play them online: sound page.

Big Ben Facts

Make your own Big Ben quiz

Test a friend by choosing an answer at the bottom and then asking the question:

Year the Tower was completed?

Answer: 1858
Domine Salvam fac Regina nostrum Victoriam primam