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Date when Big Ben will again strike?

Lexington, Kentucky
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Date when Big Ben will again strike?

Hoping to hear Big Ben between 9/19 and 9/24 - does anyone know when the maintenance is to be completed?

Thanks, as always!

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1. Re: Date when Big Ben will again strike?

<<< Date when Big Ben will again strike? >>>

Is it coming out in sympathy with the Tube workers?

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2. Re: Date when Big Ben will again strike?

Big Ben ceased chiming on 11/8 - maintenance work was due to take 4-6 weeks. Not sure if a definite date for restarting the chimes has been set.

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3. Re: Date when Big Ben will again strike?

Sorry - it's advertised as 4-6 weeks from August 11th depending on what they find.

Progress report here - parliament.uk/about/…stoppages.cfm

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Alanrow: Thanks for the link. Article says no bongs until Oct. 16th!! Just my luck - last year I went on a river cruise of Holland and Belgium the first week of April, and for the first time in 35 years the tulips were not in bloom that week - too cold. And now I'll miss Big Ben - I have terrible timing in trip planning!

On the bright side - looks like I'll miss the tube stoppages - lol.

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We're going to miss hearing Big Ben too, but at least it will be clean for the pictures :)

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Very kind of them to time the rebonging with my arrival! It'll feel like it's just for me! :-)

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