London's revolving BT Tower restaurant to reopen for 50th anniversary

For the first time since 1980 one of London’s iconic landmarks, The BT Tower, is opening its doors to diners for two weeks only.

The iconic revolving BT Tower restaurant opening to mark the 50th anniversary of the London landmark

The iconic revolving BT Tower restaurant opening to mark the 50th anniversary of the London landmark Image by Robert Pittman / CC BY 2.0

The revolving restaurant will be available  to the winners of a competition held to mark the tower’s 50th anniversary.

The Top of the Tower restaurant  was once the most famous place in the high-flying London of the sixties with such star names as Muhammad Ali, Tom Jones and The Beatles eating there.

Perched 34-storeys high in the sky, the destination offers a unique view of the England capital, reports the MailOnline.

It is estimated that as many as 1,400 lucky winners of the BT ballot will be issued with invites to dine there from a set menu. The four-course lunch will cost st£49.95, while dinner over seven courses will work out at £67.95.

In its heyday, up to 4,000 visitors a day went up the tower, with the restaurant dishing up 800 lunches as well as 1,300 dinners every day.

It closed in 1980, when Butlins’ lease ran out, and BT took the decision that it was no longer possible to give the public assess. It has only been open to corporate events since.

Don’t worry if you miss out on the ballot this time around as there will be a second one in when 2,500 people will get the chance to win a free 30-minute visit.

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