According to Greenwich time, Big Ben chimes every hour, so deep and deep that the chimes can be heard for miles around.Big Ben has a microphone connected to the BBC, so that when the clock chimes, it can be heard ringing loudly on the BBC radio.
On New Year's day 1962, a heavy snowfall made the clock strike 10 minutes later than normal.
Big Ben also stopped working in 1976 when a small part broke down.
On August 30, 1997, it also stopped working unexpectedly.
On the evening of May 27, 2005, he suddenly stopped walking for more than an hour.
Big Ben celebrated its 150th birthday on May 31, 2009.
On June 2, 2012, Big Ben will be officially renamed "Elizabeth tower" to mark the 60th anniversary of the queen's accession to the throne.The decision was signed by 331 MPS, including prime minister David Cameron.
London's iconic Elizabeth tower will ring 40 times in three minutes to mark the start of the games.It is the first time the tower has broken with its regular bell ringing programme since February 15, 1952, and is part of the UK's "mass ringing" campaign.
The Elizabeth tower is silent during the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret thatcher in London April 17, 2013.
On April 25, 2016, the British house of Commons is said to be considering an emergency bill to spend 30 million pounds (about 280 million yuan) to repair London's Big Ben, including repainting it to its original appearance.Big Ben may be silenced for several months during repairs.
On August 14, 2017, the house of Commons said that Big Ben will be repaired for four years, and it is expected that Big Ben will not sound again until 2021.
Big Ben chimes at 9am local time on November 10, 2017. It is the first time londoners have heard the familiar sound of Big Ben's music and chiming clock since it was repaired and put on silent mode on August 21, 2017.The bell is being rung to mark the end of Britain's armistice day celebrations.