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BT Tower (formerly Post Office Tower) set to become a hotel

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I don’t know how we missed this, but according to a recent report in The Times, that icon of swinging London, the BT Tower (formerly Post Office Tower) could be set for a new lease of life – as a boutique hotel.

The Times quotes the Estates Gazette, stating that BT has appointed a team of designers to draft ideas for the base of the grade II listed building, possibly expanding it to a six or seven-story hotel. And best of all, re-opening the revolving restaurant on the 34th floor to the public. The restaurant was originally run by Butlins – I suspect something more upmarket this time.

What will become of the rest of the tower (currently used by BT for administration) isn’t clear. More on this when we have it.

Wikipedia page for the Post Office Tower

Photo via Art Of The State