Big Ben Bongs Will Soon Ring Out Again Across London

Next to the Houses of Parliament, the tower that houses the enormous bell has been undergoing renovation since 2017.

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The Imperial Fictions Behind the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.

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Inside Big Ben: What It’ll Takes to Restore England’s Famous Clock

The detailed restoration of England’s most famous clock and tower should be finished next year.

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U.K. Policing Bill Examined After Sarah Everard Vigil

Proposed legislation that would grant the British police more powers to control protests is being debated this week, and it faces renewed scrutiny after an outcry over the breaking up of a memorial event.

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