The Leaning Tower of Big Ben

Yes it’s true! The rumours have been confirmed, the bell tower that holds Big Ben is leaning. It’s been slipping for quite some time, but in the last few years it’s really sped up! For the eagle-eyed, the amount of lean is now visible to passers-by.

So do we have our very own leaning tower? I for one can’t wait for those comedy photos of me “holding” the tower up, but it seems like we’re going to have to. Currently, the tower isn’t even leaning 1° off line, and the famous tower in Pisa leans at over 4°. And to get that far could take a couple of thousand years.

But we can still hope that one day my dreams will come true! And even better news? If it finally topples it’s not going to take out Westminster, but the MP’s offices over the road.

Image by Jayanth Vincent

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