Despite the typically inauspicious start to the British summer, we recently undertook a tour of some of the UK’s favourite tourist spots. We thought we’d share our experiences – and provide some suggestions for visits.
And as you may expect, these projects all have something in common. As well of course as being tourist attractions, they all prominently feature our Jakob products and systems. So what better way to while away some leisure time than checking out the quality of some of our favourite installations? We certainly can’t think of any!
So, we decided to start in the capital and made our way to Pudding Lane in the very heart of the city, climbing the 311 steps (we counted them) to reach the top of the London Monument. The Monument was built to commemorate The Great Fire of London and once at the top, having caught our breath, we enjoyed the incredible panoramic views across the city – from the complete safety of the Jakob Webnet-enclosed viewing platform.
On a clear day, you might even catch a glimpse of our other suggestions for visits in the city – ZSL London Zoo (in Regent’s Park), The Cutty Sark, One New Change (opposite St Paul’s Cathedral) and finally the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
We moved from Pudding Lane to the west of the city to see the magnificent tigers in the Webnet enclosure at the ZSL London Zoo before heading over the river. Continuing the historical theme, we then headed to the Cutty Sark and while there, we also found time to admire the elegance of the Jakob Webnet balustrades.
One New Change was next on our itinerary, and a well-earned lunch before we did a bit of shopping in the stylish centre. Finally, it was across to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to relive some of the memories of the magnificent London Olympics. It was great to also see the Jakob Webnet balustrade still looking resplendent lining the walkways and bridges around the park.
Next on our tour was a trip to the West Country. Heading to the Eden Project in St Austell, Cornwall we wandered through the biomes, with Jakob Webnet providing fall-protection on the high-level walkways. Then changing the mood from flora to fauna – and changing counties from Cornwall to Devon – we looked in on the National Aquarium in Plymouth, again looking at some great examples of Jakob Webnet in action!
Our last trip took us to Northern Ireland and the magnificent Giant’s Causeway – and one final chance to see Jakob Webnet balustrading in place at the visitor centre.
So slightly weary, but having had a fairly equal measure of culture, history and fun – we returned home.
We covered the trip in three days, but you may want to take a little longer!
And if you’re visiting other parts of the country, there are many, many examples of Jakob’s high quality stainless steel systems in shopping centres and car parks, schools and hospitals, green walls and bridges. Just visit our website to see some of these…or call us for more Jakob-related travel tips!
If you take us up on any of these suggestions – and would like to share some photographs, please either email them to us, or post them on our Facebook page. We’d love to see them!