SOUTHBANK WALK & BELL RINGING EXPERIENCE
Sunday 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec at 10.30am
Have you ever rung a bell in a belfry? Give it a try with the help of an enthusiastic bunch of men and women who share a real passion for the English art of bell ringing.
They meet once a week in the belfry of St John's Church in Waterloo to practice change ringing, the ancient skill of ringing a set of tuned tower bells in an intricate series of changes.
Climb the tower with them to get to know about the philosophy of this art, hear why it is so special, where it originates and encounter the histories of those exercising it today.
Before this delightful musical experience, a pleasant walk takes you through the historical and artistic heritage of the Southbank, unveils the biographies of the Londoners who made its past and gives you a glimpse into the contemporary life of its streets.
Main features: Experience with the bell ringers at St Giles' Church and tour of the Southbank.
Meeting point: 10.30am by London Bridge tube station exit (Borough High Street west side).
Transport: London Bridge is regularly served by mainline trains as well as Jubilee and Northern line trains
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 0.9 mile (1.2 kilometers)
Cost: £15 per adult (below 18-years old FREE) On-line pre-booking required.
The cost includes a £5 contribution towards the charity "Docklands Ringing Centre" for the maintenance of St John' Church bells, Public Liability Insurance and the guide’s fee.
To bring: comfortable shoes, drinking water and clothing adequate for the season.
The walk starts at 10.30am sharp at Borough High Street west side exit of London Bridge tube station exit and finishes at St John's Church.
Cancellations must be made at least 1 day (24 hours) before departure. A refund will not be given to no shows or late comers.
Children and pets must be supervised at all times.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have special requirements or need additional information.
The number of participants to this tour is limited