Fancy a spin? Revolving restaurant at the top of the iconic BT Tower to re-open after 35 years

The BT Tower, seen from the roof of Tower 42 Credit: PA

London's landmark BT Tower is re-opening its famous revolving rooftop restaurant for the first time in 35 years for two weeks this summer.

Once Britain's tallest building and known as the Post Office Tower, the iconic venue shut its eaterie in 1980 amid IRA bomb threat fears.

Now it's opening its doors again to around 1,400 diners from 25 July until 7 August, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Those who want to dine at 581 feet must take part in a ballot system, which opens on the BT website on Monday.

Lunch at the restaurant will cost £49.95 per person, or dinner at £67.95 per person.

Britain's only other revolving restaurant is at Center Parcs in Elveden Forest.

Muhammad Ali and boxing promoter Jack Solomons in the restaurant in 1966 Credit: PA
The BT Tower pictured in 1964 Credit: PA

Sample seven-course dinner menu at the revolving restaurant:

  • Cauliflower veloute, baked parmesan foam, cheese straws

  • Charred summer lettuces, parmesan crumb, slow cooked hen’s egg, summer truffle

  • Roasted hake, heirloom tomatoes, smoked tomato coulis, preserved lemon

  • Spiced Gressingham duck breast, crispy confit leg, broccoli, hazelnut, apricot

  • Lemon posset, burnt meringue, lemon sorbet

  • Selection of British cheeses

  • Petit-fours and coffee

Potential restaurant-goers do not need to be BT customers to enter the ballot