Londoners got the chance to jump into bed and get some welcome shut-eye in the heart of London after Big Ben fell silent .
They were testing out the new quiet in the heart of London in a luxurious bed, complete with fluffy white duvet, plump pillows, a hot water bottle and a cuddly toy.
The city’s tired workers jumped at the chance of an unexpected nap, climbing in for a nap in a bed supplied by the firm Silentnight.
Among those grabbing the chance of an unexpected rest was Rose Allerston from Clapham.
She said: “After a stressful day in the office, I couldn’t think of anything better than going home and climbing into bed - but when I saw this bed opposite Big Ben I just couldn’t resist getting in for a snuggle.”
Despite many thinking Big Ben is the iconic tower which forms part of Parliament, it is actually the name of the bell which is falling silent.
The structure’s proper name was the Clock Tower until 2012, when it was changed to the Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
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