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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

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £86  30% 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  22% 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 £133  32% 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

The best museums, galleries, 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 ... 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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Events near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Freddie, Ted And The Death Of Joe Orton
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Dec 2017 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 88 Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Freddie, Ted, And The Death Of Joe Orton
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Dec 2017 - 7.30pm
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 88 Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 4 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Bishopsgate Ballroom
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 15th December 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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Entertainment near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

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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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 8 minutes from Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

The best shops and markets near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
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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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Restaurants near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

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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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Leisure near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower

Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Christmas at The Cheesegrater
Christmas at The Cheesegrater
Seasonal | Until 22nd December 2017 

Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater 3 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

This November, London's newest Christmas market opens in The Leadenhall Building - aka The Cheesegrater. Located in the 28-metre-high open ...More

 
Bishopsgate Ballroom
Dance | On 15th December 2017 

Bishopsgate Institute 6 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

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Cococure's CirqueduLagos - Afrobeats Special At Proud Cabaret City
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th December 2017 

Proud Cabaret City 6 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

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Cococure's Lagos Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th March 2018 

Proud Cabaret City 6 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

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Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Concerts | Until 17th December 2017 

The Ned 6 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

On the first three Sundays of December, The Ned hosts an evening of carols with Gareth Malone. Guests will be ...More

 
Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 7 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
The Winter Forest
The Winter Forest
Seasonal | Until 12th January 2018 

Exchange Square 7 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

A new fairytale pop-up comes to Exchange Square in Broadgate for the first time this winter. Surrounded by a snow-covered ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 8 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
MinJung Baek
Concerts | On 15th December 2017 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 8 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

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Dennis Severs' House: Silent Night
Dennis Severs' House: Silent Night
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2018 

Dennis Severs' House 9 minutes walk from Tower 42 - Formerly Natwest Tower

The atmospheric Silent Night candle-lit tours of Dennis Severs' House are particularly fun at this time of year. The house ...More

 

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