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’s chimes before the announced renovation work drew a larger than usual audience on 21 August 2017, at midday.
Listen to the famous sounds as recorded by the BBC: Final Big Ben Chimes for Now
Read about the reasons for the Big Ben Silence on the Parliament website : Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben Conservation Works