Big Ben

Come And Read About The Fabulous The Famous Big Ben

The Cost And Where The Money Came From

the cost invoiced at £572.00. It is said that the government paid for it but some say that the public payed for it. no-one really Knows who paid for it. My opinion is that they spilt it half of it was the public and half was government

Intersesting Facts

  • Each dial is seven metres in diameter
  • The minute hands are 4.2 metres long and weigh about 100kg (including counterweights)
  • The numbers are approximately 60cm long
  • There are 312 pieces of glass in each clock dial
  • A special light above the clock faces is illuminated when parliament is in session
  • Big Ben's timekeeping is strictly regulated by a stack of coins placed on the huge pendulum