OMG! OMG! OMG!
The iconic BT Tower in the centre of London that has to be in the top-10 of any Londoner’s list of buildings they would most want to go inside will be open to the public this coming September for one weekend only.
Long term readers may have guessed that we are talking about the London Open House Weekend (now renamed Open City).
With unrivalled views across London this is a unique opportunity for members of the public to visit the famous revolving Floor 34, 158 metres above the capital. To find out how to apply for your place, you need to get the Open House Guide. With unrivalled views across London this is a unique opportunity for members of the public to visit the famous revolving Floor 34, 158 metres above the capital.
This is bound to be one of those venues that needs to be pre-booked via the Open Cities website – and if it is anything like chances to get to the top of The Gherkin (I’ve been in there), then the tickets will be snapped up in a few minutes.
To get a head-start though, you can prepare for the event by buying the annual guide – the funds from which go to support the event – from their website.
The guide will be posted out on 5th August – and the website goes live on the morning of the 9th August.
Incidentally, I would actually be much more interested in visiting the basement, where the unique foundation pyramid is apparently visible. But I’ll take the rotating restaurant floor as a very good alternative!
Update: The tickets will be allocated by “name out of the hat” draw and you will have to apply by email from the 16th August. The tower will be open on Sunday between 12-5:30 only.