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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her Majesty the Queen, built to a design by architect Richard Seifert. Originally constructed for the National Westminster Bank which occupied Tower 42 between 1971 and 1979 - hence the 'NatWest Tower' name - seen from a bird's eye view, the top of the building looks like the NatWest logo. The tower's three facades - made of tinted glass and brushed stainless steel mullions - point with almost perfect alignment towards the three great markets: Spitalfields, Old Billingsgate and Smithfield. But Tower 42 is not just a landmark office block, there's a restaurant and a bar on the 24th and 42nd floors. From May 2014 Jason Atherton will open a new restaurant, provisionally named City Social, on the 24th floor where Gary Rhodes' Rhodes Twenty Four restaurant used to be. At the loftier 42nd floor, Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar presents an alternative dining option offering champagne and oysters as well as some fanatastic views across the city.

 

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Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Bank Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
7 minutes walk
 
Finsbury Square NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  23% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  23% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  30% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Nearest to Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one of ... More
 
 
 
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it was ... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by the ... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as ' The Cheesegrater ' due to its distinctive sloping shape, ... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 5 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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Near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Meet Yanis Varoufakis
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 4th May 2017 - 12.30pm
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Meet Yanis Varoufakis as he signs copies of his new book Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment....More
 
 
 
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56 Artillery Lane
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st April to 11th June 2017 - 11am-6pm
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 56 Artillery Lane, E1 | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Various works investigating notions of home and of the domestic as an unstable space. Featuring performances, seminars, screenings and workshops....More
 
 
 
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Cococure's Lagos Fridays
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 14th April to 29th December 2017 - 10.30pm-3am
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 8 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
A high-class repair service for all varieties of damaged items. Antique jewellery and second-hand designer watches are on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
8 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Mont Blanc
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
10 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
As Mont Blanc's opulent pens are not officially available over the internet, you will have to visit one of their special boutiques in order to acquire ... More
 
 
 
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City Social
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | Same location as Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Jason Atherton's City Social takes over the Tower 42 spot vacated by Gary Rhodes. Situated high up on the 24th floor of the famous tower, the ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Old Broad Street (Winchester House), City, London EC2N | 1 minute from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Twenty Four
London > Restaurants >
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 1 minute from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Excellent panoramic view of London.... More
 
 
 
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Education near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 12 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

The best pubs near London Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower.
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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Catch Champagne Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Great for a late night drink if you're staying at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, and a glamorous destination bar if you're not, Catch Champagne Bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Bishopsgate
London > Nightlife > Bars
158 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Swingers
London > Nightlife >
Brown's Buildings, Bury Street, EC3A | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower.
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 1 minute from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 3 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Armourers And Brasiers' Brass Prize
Concerts | On 26th April 2017 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 9 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

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Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th April 2017 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

Embark on a musical journey as DJs explore their vast physical and digital collections. Expect disco, soul, funk and reggae....More

Obsession
Obsession
Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

Renowned director Ivo van Hove takes on Visconti's Obsession this spring, forming one part of a three production Toneelgroep Amsterdam ...More

 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second ...More

 
Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila Rock
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2017 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

This exhibition showcases a selection of the legendary photographer's work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux....More

The Eradication Of Infectious Diseases By Professor Christopher Whitty
Exhibitions | On 26th April 2017 

Museum of London 11 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Eduardo Paolozzi
Eduardo Paolozzi
Exhibitions | Until 14th May 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 11 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

The Whitechapel Gallery hosts an exhibition on Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th ...More

 
Banfi
Concerts | On 26th April 2017 

The Old Blue Last 12 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

The three-piece from London comprising of Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig plays its pop rock compositions....More

Junkyard Golf Club
Junkyard Golf Club
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 12 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

Getting a refresh for its second year, Junkyard Golf Club in the loading bay of the Old Truman Brewery gets ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 12 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

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Madame D's
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