Big Ben - it weighs 13.5 tonnes
The Chimes of Big Ben
Listen online to the famous chimes ringing out across London
You can now listen to the unique chimes of Big Ben as never heard before!
We have three recordings you can listen to;
Big Ben first rang out across London in 1859 together with the four quarter bells which accompany Big Ben in the Westminster chimes.
Recorded at the foot of Big Ben close to Westminster Bridge. Listen as pedestrians and traffic noise become insignificant as twelve chimes ring out across the capital.
Duration: 1 minute 17 seconds
Exclusive recording made directly behind the bell - Big Ben. After the 200 kg hammer strikes the bell you can hear the sound reverberate long after the strike.
Duration: 47 seconds
Recorded in the clock room where you can hear the machinery working to produce the quarter chimes.
Duration: 17 seconds
last updated: 09/08/07