in Funny I finally got to see Big Ben by loljunk November 17, 2019, 5:26 pm 2.5k Views 1.2k Votes 43 Comments What do you think? 1176 points Upvote Downvote Browse and manage your votes from your Member Profile Page Comments Our site 43 Facebook Leave a Reply Hate that do much, you travel across the world and it’s under construction 🙁 Reply This is like every street in NYC, scaffolding everywhere,365 Reply r/mildlyinfuriating Reply r/wellthatsucks Reply “Look, kids! Big Ben! Parliament!” Reply Had the exact same experience. Reply Big Ben is the bell, the tower it’s housed in is called the Elizabeth Tower. Sorry you didn’t get to see either of them, it’s going to be under refurbishment for a while. Reply Travelers curse: The sights you go to see are being repaired or under renovation. Reply You haven’t seen the news? Yeah Big Ben is injured right now and his back up Rudolph had a scuffle with Garrett that suspended him indefinitely. Wait.. Oh you mean the clock. Reply Well an alien spaceship did crash into it so Reply “We watch his program… We buy his toys, we go to his movies… he owes us. Doesn’t he owe us, huh? He owes the Griswolds, right? Fucking-A right he owes us!” Reply You should be honoured that you got to see a real British bit of tube and fitting scaffolding best in the world 💪💪 Reply It’s going to be under construction for 3 years, which is crazy considering they are working around the clock Reply Photo from parliament square. You can still see the clock face from embankment and I think westminster bridge right now. Works are gonna take a while but again they keep the clock face visible from at least 1 side Reply That happened to us when we finally got to see the Bridge of Sighs in Venice Reply Oh look, a clock. We don’t have those in America. Reply Give it some time… Reply Remember not to fall for the scams on Westminster bridge, also there is plenty of other things to see in London. Reply im guessing you forgot to put ‘under construction’ in the title Reply It’s all them aliens trying to intimidate UNIT Reply They better hurry finishing it, otherwise they risk that this beautiful wonder will be build in a far away land! Reply I visited London with my husband a couple of years ago. Came out from the tube right in front of Big Ben. I’m looking straight up and enjoying what I see. Husband looks around and asks “But where is it??!” 😀 Big Ben is only visible from distance. Too close – it becomes invisible. Reply Pick up a bottle of HP sauce while you are there. The construction project is so long-term that they changed the picture of the tower on the label to add the scaffolding. Reply Imagine saving up for years to visit Paris…. you book a nice hotel near Notre Dame because thats what you are most excited to see. Its been there for over 800 years…. And then it fucking burns 3 days before your arrival!! Reply Is he the guy on the left with the backpack? Doesn’t look that big. Reply Actually only the bell is called Big Ben the tower is called Tall Cunt Reply I’ll send you a photo when it’s finished Reply It’s a bit rude to look while he’s changing… Reply Big Ben is feeling shy these days. Please respect its privacy Reply That’s Costa’s Tower. It was recently discovered by a Greek explorer and the scaffolding is there because it’s being dismantled and moved to Greece for safekeeping. Reply That happened to me with the *Arc de Triomph*e when I honeymooned in Paris… Reply I note, if OP went inside and saw the clock mechanism and the bells, then technically, yes they did. The *Tower* is called the Westminster Clock Tower, the bloody big bell inside it is Big Ben. Reply Spirit of England Reply r/justthetip ? Maybe? Reply Actually only the bell is called big ben Reply I love the fact that the makers of HP sauce (something of a British institution) have altered the artwork on their bottle labels for the first time in their 124 year history, to replace the original image of the clock tower with an image of it in its current scaffolding clad state. Reply M M M M . . . S C A F F O L D I N G Reply Scaffolder here! I would love to go see this more than I’d like to see the clock! These guys are doing some really cool work, and for such a high profile project. Reply We have clocks in America Reply Since “Pendantic” is my middle name, that’s not Big Ben. That is Elizabeth (II) tower (formerly St Stephen’s). Big Ben is the largest bell used to toll the hours. So take solace knowing it’s not just you; few people on the planet have ever seen Big Ben. On the other hand, with the clock under repair, you did get screwed out of *hearing* Big Ben. Reply So disappointed when we went there this summer. We ended up looking like idiots wondering where the f%$^ is Big Ben. Oh well at least I got to see 9/10 naked women running around during the Notting Hill Carnival. Reply Big Ben is the bell. It’s the Elizabeth Tower. Reply [Thankfully London finally gets around to modernizing the monument](https://i.imgur.com/ALnIjAK.jpg) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Loading… 0 Comments0 comments See more Previous article I angered the little one Next article Are you just an asshole?