The Architect's Journal described Westminster Cathedral as a 'great religious building which, though clearly rooted in the architectural concerns of the late nineteenth century, has timeless qualities which set it apart from more commonplace works of the age.'
Itself a supreme achievement of art, the Cathedral is home to many distinguished works of artistic merit. True to the vision of its founder, Cardinal Vaughan, successive generations have embellished the great building with decoration of the highest quality. At the beginning of 2015, the Cathedral Tower Appeal was launched by The Friends of Westminster Cathedral. The aim is to renovate and update the Tower lift and Viewing Gallery with new flooring, information boards, location maps and lighting.
The full refurbishment of the lift was completed in March 2015 and the Campanile of Westminster Cathedral is one of the most iconic structures in London. It even featured prominently in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Foreign Correspondent. Standing at a height of 273ft, the Tower has one bell ‘Edward’ which is dedicated to Edward the Confessor. The Viewing Gallery provides spectacular views of London: North, South, East and West.
Visitors can ascend to the top for a bird’s eye view of all that is going on in and around Victoria and beyond.Back to our news Top