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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

One hundred metres up in the London skyline

In what has become an annual tradition for me now, I'm leading tours up the Queen's Tower for RAG week again this week. If you're around on campus tomorrow or Friday swing by for a tour from myself or one of my crack team of tour guides (tours leave at 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30 and cost £3, proceeds to Barnardo's). Get there early, Tuesday's tours were all over subcribed! Don't forget that this is a once a year opportunity: the rest of the year the tower is under lock and key.
For only three quid you get humour, historical insight, 324 steps, very little headroom and great views. Even after factoring in recent trends in the 'low headroom' market, each of those elements are worth more than £3 on their own.
Indeed, the views are particulary fine this year: the recent batch of cold but crisp weather lends itself well to uninterupted views across London.

So the moral is this: grab a camera, head to the Queen's Lawn, go ahead and give more than three pounds, enjoy the tour, get some great views.


At Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite right. But I feel the word awesome as well as phrases low headroom should be synonymous with the Queen's Tower. Sadly it may also be synonymous with page 3 soon.


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