Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London

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Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London, SW7 2DD (TQ266792) 10 bells — 38- 1-15 in Db. Ringing takes place only on the following dates:

  • University of London Society Annual Ringing, Saturday 19th January 2019*
  • The anniversary the Queen’s Accession, 6th February
  • The anniversary of the Queen’s Birthday, 21st April (likely to be a quarter peal in 2019)
  • Imperial College Postgraduate Degree Ceremonies, 8th May 2019*
  • The bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria, Friday 24th May 2019^
  • The anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, 2nd June (likely to be a quarter peal in 2019)
  • The anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday, 10th June
  • The anniversary of the Princess Royal’s Birthday, 15th August
  • Imperial College Commemoration Day (and Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies), Wednesday 16th October 2019*
  • The anniversary of the Prince of Wales’ Birthday, 14th November
  • The anniversary of the Queen’s Wedding, 20th November
  • Peal Attempt, Monday 24th December 2018

QT (JW)When the dates above fall on weekdays ringing takes place between 1300 and 1400 and visitors are always welcome.  If a date falls on a weekend (or a Bank Holiday) the time may vary, a quarter peal may be arranged, and visitors cannot usually be accommodated.  If you would like to come it is always advisable to check first and we will know to look out for you.

You should bear in mind that with 239 steps to the ringing chamber, a 38 cwt tenor and considerable tower movement, strong legs and arms and good bell-handling are indispensible qualifications for ringing here.

For more details about the tower and bells see the website: http://www.ringing.info/qt.html

The article here

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_22-4-2016-13-52-21

includes a video (360 degree view in some browsers) of the bells being rung on 21st April 2016, for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Notes:

^ This is an additional date in 2019 and is unlikely to repeat.

* These dates change a little from year to year.  The other dates are fixed.

Tower contact: James White, 2 Elvetham Crescent, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 1BU; 01252 662043, 07931 195595, mail.james.white@gmail.com

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