Parliament—the houses of power for the British Government. Making laws, debating important issues, and using code words such as “the right honourable member” for “that prat on the other side”. With the English Parliament around since the tenants-in-chief forced King John to sign the Magna Carta, and the British Parliament in existence since 1801, this […]
Now here’s something that you don’t see every day. The iconic Big Big clockface was due for a good scrub so they did what any owner of a Victorian era tower would do: they called in abseiling window washers to do the job. Here’s a closer shot from Jeremy Selwyn. They usually clean the clock face every […]
How is Big Ben and the great clock in Elizabeth Tower kept on time? This short video explains the secrets of the Victorian technology still in use today.
If you’re in London over the Christmas holiday period – great news! The Houses of Parliament, which usually only offer tours on Saturdays and during the summer recess, are offering tours over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period for the first time. One of London’s most popular activities, tours inside the Houses of Parliament, […]