Cool trivia fact for you, Big Ben is actually the name of the Great Bell, within the Elizabeth Tower of London's Houses of Parliament.
Back in August of 2017 the whole tower closed for visitation and the clock tower fell silent for the next few years while extensive repairs on the historic monument were carried out - and subsequently delayed in 2020.
"Big Ben" is actually the name of the Great Bell within the Elizabeth Tower
From June 14, however, tickets are now again up for grabs to the public to get an up close and personal visit within the tower! Ascend 334 steps and explore the clock mechanism, nearly 30ft across the arms!!! Ear defence will be provided as you'll enjoy hearing the bell strike on the hour!
The 90-minute tour is not for children under 11 and those who require accessibility such as step free access won't be able to join in. Tickets are, at the time of writing, £25/adult and £10/child (11-17).
This long-awaited tour has proven so popular the tickets for June-September of 2023 sold out nearly the same day. The next batch for visits in October of 2023 will be available for online purchase from 10:00AM local to the UK on July 12th.