At noon today, the bongs of Big Ben rang out across Parliament Square as they have done for 158 years. Except this was the last time, give or take a few special occasions, that it’ll sound for four years. Works on the Palace of Westminster have forced the UK’s biggest bell to button it – and we were there for its final chimes. Watch our video to hear them for yourself.
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