View from the Top – Westminster Cathedral’s Bell Tower
Yesterday whilst in Victoria for an optician’s appointment I decided on the spur of the moment to go up the tower inside Westminster Cathedral. Why have I never done this before! There is a fabulous view from the top (well not quite the top) where you can see the amazing unsupported domes of the Cathedral on one of the 4 views but there is so much more to see too.
There is also no effort involved as a lift takes you all the way. It’s not free but the cost is worth it – £6 / £3 for concessions. You are likely to be the only people up there and can stay as long as you wish (within the opening times) – you just press a button and a member of staff brings the lift to collect you.
If you are interested in hearing about the fascinating history of the Cathedral and its immediate surroundings, myself and 3 other City of Westminster Guides will be leading a series of lunchtime walks every Tuesday in May.
Walks start this coming Tuesday 5th May at 1.10pm from the piazza outside the Cathedral on Victoria Street. Reserve your place and pay on the day. More details can be found here. I will be involved in the walks in the second half of the month.
|Myself, Rhona, Stephen & Jen who will be leading the walks|
The interior of the Cathedral is of course well worth visiting too – it is stunning and always evolving (it isn’t finished). Entrance to the Cathedral (apart from the Tower) is free although donations are appreciated. http://westminstercathedral.org.uk/index.php