Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London

Tower Details

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

  • University of London Society Annual Ringing (not taking place in 2021)*
  • The anniversary the Queen’s Accession, 6th February
  • The anniversary of the Queen’s Birthday, 21st April
  • Imperial College Postgraduate Degree Ceremonies, Wednesday 5th May 2021*
  • The anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, 2nd June
  • The anniversary of the Princess Royal’s Birthday, 15th August
  • Imperial College Commemoration Day (and Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies), Wednesday 20th October 2021*
  • The anniversary of the Prince of Wales’ Birthday, 14th November
  • Peal Attempt, 24th December


In addition, as maintenance work is due to take place on the tower during 2021 there may be a delay before the usual schedule of ringing recommences.

There may be new dates added to the list in due course.


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

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


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

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

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