The clock faces of every pedant's favourite London landmark got a patch up yesterday as specialist heritage glazer, Tony McGilbert, abseiled down the tower with a couple of height safety pros in tow to evaluate the state of the 312 pieces of opal glass. The team wore ear defenders as Big Ben continued to bong as the work was carried out. You too can help keep the clock face gleaming without risk to life or hearing with the Race Against Chime game.
Big Ben Clock Face Repairs
Last Updated 13 August 2010