On 17th September the tower at St Martin's will once again be open to to public with tours being run every hour.
Each tour will include a brief talk about the history of bell ringing, the history of the bells at St Martin's and a demonstration of change ringing
The tour will start at the bottom of the tower in the main central entrance with a very brief safety talk.
Following this you will ascend up the tower into the ringing room where you will be met by the members of the St Martin's band. Please note that there are lots of steps on the spiral staircase and it is not advised for people with a heart condition to undertake this climb
Whilst in the ringing room a brief talk about the history of bell ringing, the history of the bells at St Martin's and a short demonstration of change ringing will take place.
Places will be limited. More information on how to sign up to the tour will appear here.
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's splendid buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access. We saw this as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.
Buildings surround us in a city but the one thing we do not learn about in schools is the fabric of a place, such as the structure, framework or composition. The urban fabric of our community has such a strong impact on us on an everyday basis.
Each tour will start at the bottom of the tower in the main central entrance. 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00