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Big Ben is arguably one of the most recognisable landmarks not only in London, but the entire world, but over the last four years, it has been covered in scaffolding as it underwent a major £80,000,000 well-needed restoration.

Big Ben has had its clockwork system and mechanism full taken apart and each gear has been fully restored, freed of rust and repainted in its original deep blue colour that turned close to black for all these years.

Furthermore, the lovely gold colour around the edges of the clock face has now been restored and shines brighter than ever.

One part of the iconic Big Ben clock tower that was untouched was the bell itself as 200 years ago a new hammer was tested and proved to be far too heavy for the bell and damaged it. However, it was decided to leave the bell as people have grown accustomed to its unique sound which was caused by that incident all those many years ago.

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: BBC News on the Countdown To Completion For Big Ben Restoration - BBC News...

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