Big Ben will be chiming again this Christmas! The rumors say that the bong will be reinstated between December 23 until New Years Day.
In what is the longest period that Big Ben has been silenced in its 157-year history due to extensive renovations to arguably the most photographed building in the UK, the Elizabeth Tower, many locals will be pleased to hear the familiar tune chimed by Big Ben every quarter hour, “Westminster Chimes”… and then the chime of the Big bell every hour. Locals have grown accustomed to these chimes as part of their daily lives in Westminster.
Holiday visitors will get a treat as they visit and hear the unforgettable tune that has been a daily staple for more than a century.
The renovations are supposed to last until 2021.