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1 April 2014

Climb the Crystal Palace Transmitter

***This one was an April Fool's Day post***

It seems that all London's highest places are opening up to the public recently, and today for one day only the 219 metre Crystal Palace transmitting station is allowing visitors to gain access to surely the best views in south London. Whilst those willing to make the trip can only gain access to the square platform at 121 metres, and must negotiate an exposed external  ladder to do so, the experience promises to be an exhilarating one.

Designed and constructed by British Insulated Callender's Construction Co Ltd steelwork by Painter Bros Ltd, the Crystal Palace transmitting station first came into service on 1st April 1956. It is now owned and operated the British telecommunications company Aprilva.

For more, see www.CrystalPalaceTransmittingStationTours.com

^Picture © Ben Sutherland used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. Great. This would be a good thing to do after visiting the buried church of St Eostre. http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/04/01/chance-to-see-inside-the-lost-church-under-charing-cross-station/