Big Ben is Tilting to the North West

by David Murray on 28 October 2011

in Lake District General, London, Northern England, South East

Big Ben I read today that Big Ben, since it was built back in the 1850s, has been slowly tilting. No, it has not yet become the Leaning Tower of London but the rate of tilt has increased since the Jubilee Line was built nearby and now has reached almost one millimetre per year.

Even more interesting, however, is the direction of its tilt. Big Ben is slowly leaning over and pointing to the NorthWest. I have a theory. Maybe it’s trying to tell all those millions of visitors to London, “You should go up North to see the Lake District”.

More about the tilt at Yahoo! News.
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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