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Tower 42, London
(3.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Tower 42 is the third-tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the eighth tallest in Greater London. Its original name was the National Westminster Tower, having been built to house the National Westminster Bank's international headquarters. Seen from above, the shape of the tower resembles that of the NatWest logo (three chevrons in a hexagonal arrangement).The tower, designed by Richard Seifert and engineered by Pell Frischmann, is located at 25 Old Broad Street. It was built by John Mowlem & Co between 1971 and 1980, first occupied in 1980, and formally opened on 11 June 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II.The construction cost was £72 million. It is 183m high, which made it the tallest building in the United Kingdom until the topping out of One Canada Square at Canary Wharf in 1990. It held the status of tallest building in the City of London for 30 years, until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in December 2009.The building today is multi-tenanted and comprises Grade A office space and restaurant facilities, with one restaurant situated on the 24th floor, and the other, a champagne and seafood bar, on the 42nd floor. In 2011 it was bought by the South African businessman Nathan Kirsh for £282.5 million.
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  • From the time we entered Tower42 we were treated most professionally. Katie on the concierge desk made us feel very special. The Champagne bar was fabulous. Staff that greeted us were so professional ...  more »
  • This is one of those places that you expect to be expensive. But it was surprisingly reasonable for the type of attraction. We had seats viewing over London as the sun set. Was very nice. The bar spec...  more »
  • Not the experience had been hoping for. Conversation in bar difficult given the loud 'music'. Great view from restaurant. Average service. Good food.Lack of attention to detail would expect at this pr...  more »