Big Ben

Famous Big Ben Will Fall Silent Until 2021 For Repairs

The Big Ben’s famous chimes will sound for the final time at midday on Monday before being disconnected to allow the clock and surrounding tower to be restored, according to the BBC. The Great Bell has sounded on the hour for 157

Big Ben chimes to be silenced for £29 mln refurbishment

The Parliament says it has no choice but to stop the chimes of Big Ben, after 157 years of nearly unbroken service, to prevent its mechanism from failing, the BBC reports. The Elizabeth Tower, which houses it, will also be repaired during