London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Go back in time for things to do in London
Published: Thursday 5th of August 2010
In an attempt to give visitors as close a feel to life in the reign of Henry VII, the historians have re-created a wine fountain in the magnificent Base Court.
The impressive Tudor structure is based on the Field of the Cloth of Gold painting and is inspired by the art decor of the surrounding palace.
It stands tall at four metres high and has been built with gold leaf, bronze, lead and timber. It is decorated with the heads of 40 gilded lions and eight brass taps fashioned in the form of those common during the Tudor era.
Also, gracing the fountain in gilded lettering is the inscription - "faicte bonne chere quy vouldra" or "let he who wyshes make good cheere".
The plans of the project were launched when the remains of a conduit or fountain were discovered during an archaeological dig in 2008.
Those interested in learning more about the British royal family can also visit the Royal Mews or The Queen's Year exhibition at the Buckingham Palace.
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Thursday 28th of February 2013 London attractions: Florence Nightingale Museum honours medical history
Thursday 28th of February 2013 London attractions: Browse some of the world’s most famous paintings in the Courtauld Gallery
Thursday 28th of February 2013 London attractions: Eton College gives fascnating insight into British education
Wednesday 27th of February 2013 London attractions: Benjamin Franklin House gives visitors a taste of the past
Wednesday 27th of February 2013 London attractions: Relax with a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 26th of February 2013 London attractions: Guard’s museum teams up with Royal Armouries
Tuesday 26th of February 2013 London attractions: Wernher Collection is good for both nature lovers and art enthusiasts
Monday 25th of February 2013 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir shows the diversity of London
Monday 25th of February 2013 There are plenty of things to do in London for people of all ages, and kids in particular are spoilt...
Monday 25th of February 2013 London is undoubtedly a historical city, and visitors to the English capital will find they can hardly...
Monday 25th of February 2013 There are plenty of fantastic London attractions to explore on a trip to the capital, but many of...