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20 August 2014 | Family, General News, Things To Do | By: Laura Reynolds

TICKET ALERT: Ascend The BT Tower

TICKET ALERT: Ascend The BT Tower

Image by Mike Murphy on Flickr.

The BT Tower — known as the Post Office Tower in a previous life — has been closed to the public for over 30 years, since the end of the vertigo-inducing restaurant at the top.

On 9 October, for one night only, there is a rare chance for the public to take a trip to the revolving viewing platform on the 34th floor, and enjoy the panoramic view, while supping on a glass of bubbly and nibbling on a cupcake.

Tickets are £50 and can be booked here. The event is raising funds for RedR, an international humanitarian organisation which trains people in disaster-prone areas in lifesaving skills. Under 4s can go free, but contact the organiser directly to arrange a place.

When booking, there is a choice of four time slots, on the hour from 7pm - 10pm, ensuring that everyone gets at least 45 minutes to enjoy the view of London at night.

*UPDATE*: The event has now sold out. To be added to the waiting list, email events@redr.org.uk.

An evening at the BT Tower takes place on 9 October. Tickets are £50 and need to be prebooked.

Laura Reynolds

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Is it true that because the tower was built by Act of Parliament (the GPO being a state institution at the time) the lift and platform are a public right of way, and the current operator BT should be granting admission to the public on a regular basis, not just on the whimsical basis it does?


"Glass of fizz" (from the site in question). I hate the person who ever decided to use this stupid word to describe any generic liquid in a glass. If it's £50, at least say what the hell attendees are getting.


£1 per minute. That's about right for London. Not hating since its for a nice cause, but really, we should make much better use of such a lovely London icon, its about time....

andrea andreis

50 pounds????????

Dave K

Cheaper to go up the Shard, not that I'd pay £25 to go up that either.

Lia Lucia

The email above - events@redr.org.uk - doesn't work! :(