Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

Big Ben


London's Big Ben to show fresh face to ring in New Year

November 24, 2021 7:45 pm

The clock tower of Britain's Houses of Parliament has been hidden for three-and-a-half years while craftspeople repaired masonry, replaced metalwork and repainted and regilded in the biggest restoration since it was built in 1859.

London's Big Ben to show fresh face to ring in New Year

November 24, 2021 12:16 pm

Big Ben, the largest and most accurate four-faced chiming clock when it was built, is a symbol of London and Britain's parliamentary democracy around the world, as well as being one of the most photographed sites in the city.

Explained: Why is UK's Big Ben tower being restored, and what are its new features?

September 07, 2021 2:32 pm

The Big Ben conservation project came a step closer to completion on September 6 when the hands of the clock were restored to their original Prussian blue colour.

Newly face-lifted Big Ben will ring in London New Year

December 29, 2019 1:52 pm

The work has seen the 96-metre-tall Elizabeth Tower, one of the most photographed buildings in Britain, enveloped in scaffolding for the last two years as the four clock dials are reglazed, ironwork repainted and intricately carved stonework cleaned and repaired.

VIDEO: Listen to London's Big Ben's last bong before it goes silent till 2021

August 21, 2017 5:05 pm

London's Big Ben will go silent for four long years as restoration work takes place. This is said to be the longest period that the clock will be silent ever since it started chiming in 1889, four years after the tower was installed. Along with the bell, the historic Ayrton Light will also be switched off.

London's Big Ben to go silent for four years, historic Ayrton Light to be switched off temporarily

August 19, 2017 5:05 pm

Big Ben will go silent from midday on Monday. The House of Commons has said it will look again at the length of time it will be silenced after "concerns". Parliament said it had to protect workers carrying out the renovations.

Sounds of silence: UK's Big Ben to fall quiet for repairs

April 27, 2016 8:50 pm

Big Ben, a popular tourist attraction in London and an iconic piece of British history, fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower.

Watch: Rare eruption of isolated Antarctic volcano Big Ben shot by Australian scientists

February 03, 2016 2:32 pm

The scientists were studying underwater volcanoes, when one of land-based Antarctic volcano Big Ben's rare eruptions caught their attention.

Dishing Out Lessons

January 09, 2012 12:35 am

Most of us who dine out frequently have some pet dishes at favourite restaurants.

Metro to monitor monuments along its new heritage line

August 11, 2011 1:57 am

As the Delhi Metro gears up to undertake construction work on the upcoming Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate corridor


Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out?

August 14, 2017 2:12 pm

As London's famous clock tower gets a face-lift and the bongs of the massive bell tower gets silenced for four years starting August 21, here are a few facts surrounding the chimes of Big Ben.