Pollock’s Toy Museum
Aimed at adults as much as kids, this museum is simultaneously creepy and mesmerising. You walk in through its shop, laden with...
London Cocktail Club
There are cocktails and then there are cocktails. The guys in this slightly tatty ('kitsch punk') subterranean bar will shake, stir,...
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and tiny Ragam hasn't been messing with the fundamentals – affordable, excellent dishes – for three...
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BT Tower information
Visible from virtually everywhere in central London, the 1960s BT Tower (which was once the highest structure in the city) was closed to the public many years ago as a result of terrorist threats. Incongruously for such a conspicuous structure, the building was officially a ‘secret’ and didn’t appear on official maps until 1993, when Member of Parliament Kate Hoey used her parliamentary privilege to ‘confirm’ its existence.
The tower is still used as a communications hub and for air pollution monitoring. It is also a listed building, occasionally opened to the public for one day as part of the Open House London, when lucky ballot winners can secure tickets for a guided tour.