Building the Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben

Parliament's Clock Towers

Parliament's Clock Towers

Find out when Parliament's original clock tower was built and how a terrible fire led to the present Clock Tower being built

Constructing the Elizabeth Tower

Constructing the Clock Tower

Materials for the Elizabeth Tower came from all over the United Kingdom and even from abroad. Find out more

Building the Great Clock

Read about how the Great Clock was built

The Great Bell - Big Ben

Read about the making of the Great Bell and how it got its nickname

The Clock Dials

The Clock Dials

Find out more about the most famous clock dials in the world

Big Ben's 150th anniversary year

Big Ben's 150th anniversary year

Find out how Big Ben celebrated its 150th year throughout 2009