Big Ben gets a clean

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Cleaners have been busy scrubbing the world’s most famous clock.

Cleaners have been forced to abseiling down the front of the clock on the Elizabeth Tower at Westminster Palace in order to give the clock a clean.

People around the world know the landmark as Big Ben. This is actually the nickname of the bell inside the clock tower.

The tower was named Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

To help the cleaners the clock hands were frozen at 12:00 so the cleaners didn’t have to deal with any moving parts.

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10 Responses

  1. Wow that is a big clock ( I’ve seen that clock before ) it’s HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. What if you fell because of the rope snapped that would be scary but really cool tower :D.

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