Is the BT Tower restaurant still open?

Is the BT Tower restaurant still open?

The restaurant was closed to the public for security reasons a matter of months after the bombing in 1971. In 1980, Butlins’ lease expired. Public access to the building ceased in 1981.

When did the Post Office Tower restaurant close?

Once a glitzy destination for dinner and cocktails in the 1960s and 1970s, the revolving restaurant at the top of the Post Office Tower was closed to diners in 1980 when it was taken over by BT.

How do revolving restaurants work?

A revolving restaurant is a usually tower restaurant eating space designed to rest atop a broad circular revolving platform that operates as a large turntable. The building remains stationary and the diners are carried on the revolving floor.

What was the first revolving restaurant?

John Graham, a Seattle architect and early shopping mall pioneer, is said to be the first in the United States to design a revolving restaurant, at La Ronde, atop an office building at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu in 1961.

Can you go up BT Tower?

Once a year, the BT Tower opens to the public as part of Open House. The event takes place in September and due to high demand, you need to enter a ballot for tickets.

When did the Post Office Tower become the BT Tower?

The Post Office tower – now known as the BT Tower – opened in the Fitzrovia area of central London in 1965. The tower’s main structure was 581ft (177m) high. A further section of aerial rigging brought the total height to 627ft (191m). It was the tallest building in the UK until London’s NatWest Tower opened in 1980.

Can you eat at BT Tower’s new revolving restaurant?

And lookie here the BT Tower are reviving their revolving restaurant, opening to the public for the first time in 35 years for just two weeks only! There will be just 1,400 seats up for grabs across lunch and dinner in a special ballot.

When was BT Tower built and who built it?

The 581ft BT Tower was opened in 1965 by Harold Wilson after taking four years to build. A leaflet detailing the different floors of the BT Tower and opening hours of the cocktail bar and restaurant Diners were presented with a ‘certificate of orbit’ once they had eaten at the restaurant

What happened to the top of the tower restaurant in London?

The skyscraper, which was previously known as the Post Office Tower, has not had an eatery since 1980 when the the Top of the Tower venue closed after 14 years. It was shut amid security fears after an IRA bomb exploded in the lavatories in 1971.

Could a restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42 be built?

Rhodes currently runs a restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42, formerly the NatWest building, in the City. The rotating floor where the eatery would be situated takes 20 minutes to complete a circuit – roughly 10 minutes less than the London Eye. It is likely to have seating for 60-70 diners.

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