Big Ben will Be Paused In 4 Years For Renovations,- London Big Ben will soon fall silent for the next four years. The Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, is undergoing renovation work. All of the bell’s bongs will be paused from noon on August 21 until 2021.

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Big Ben weighs 13.7 tons and strikes to the note of E every hour, and smaller bells chime every 15 minutes. Parliament’s clock makers will ensure that Big Ben will still bong during important national events. This will mark the longest pause of the bell’s bongs in 157 years.