RISING dramatically above the Palace of Westminster – in the political heart of the UK’s capital – the Elizabeth Tower has witnessed some of the most significant moments in British history, standing as a symbol of resilience through two world wars to emerge as an enduring beacon of democracy.
While the tower is widely referred to as “Big Ben” this name actually refers to the clock’s main bell, which first marked the hour on the tower’s completion back in 1859.
Join Fred Mills inside the £80M restoration of London’s Elizabeth Tower, the iconic structure at the heart of the UK’s Palace of Westminster.
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Narrated by Fred Mills
Please note that this documentary was produced in January 2020 before the current measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic were introduced. Additional footage and images courtesy of UK Parliament, Mark Duffy, Jessica Taylor, David Holt, Sir Robert McAlpine, Catherine Babbington and the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.