Elizabeth Tower facts

Here are some of the fascinating facts and figures about the Elizabeth Tower

Dimensions: over 96 metres and 12 metres square
Steps to belfry: 334
Steps to lantern (the Ayrton Light): 399

Amount of stone used: 850 cubic metres
Amount of bricks used: 2600 cubic metres

Number of floors: 11

Locations of building materials:
Anston, Yorkshire
Caen, Normandy, France
Clipsham, Rutland (for restoration work in 1983-5)

Related information

  • Tour the Elizabeth Tower online

Virtual tours of Parliament

Take an interactive tour up the Elizabeth Tower. Move from room to room, view 360 degree images and investigate highlighted objects