And as much as I did want to see the interior of the Clock Tower, I had a bit of an ulterior motive as well. A few months ago I was bemoaning my lack of a social life to my wise and funny friend Allison. She suggested I plan something fun and invite others to join me. So that's just what I did with the Clock Tower tour.
The free, small group tours are open only to UK residents and must be arranged in advance through your Member of Parliament (MP). If, like me, you don't know who your MP is, just click here.
After filling out some forms and clearing the background check we were assigned a date and time for our 75 minute tour.
|View in the stairwell|
|The center "train" of the great clock|
|The Great Bell aka Big Ben|
|A look behind the dials|
|Photo credit: here|
*No photography allowed on the tour so these interior photos are courtesy of UK Parliament