BT Tower - history, chat and news

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Your only chance of getting up there now is with a corporate BT related bash or on the Open Days. It's definitely worth a visit. I've been twice and would still love to go again.
     
  2. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    This bit is wrong. The restaurant didn't close permanently until 1980.
     
  3. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    I should have read my own original feature which stated that quite clearly!

    I've amended my whoopsie.
     
  4. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei Acta est fabula plaudite - 4:1:2.5

    the war machines

    it's dodgy as fuck the main bad guy is a super computer that controls the aformentioned war machines that are sun par robots

    it also calls the doctor doctor who at one point
     
  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    You are not kidding, that post was over a year ago so I watched it quiet a while back now. Actually I don't think I ever managed to get to the end. Loved some of the 60s London stuff though. That assistant (I think she she leaves in this story) is foxy but can't act for toffy. The 'Bring me Doctor who' line sticks out like a sore thumb.

    Nice doc about the tower included too (nothing to do with Dr Who).
     
  6. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei Acta est fabula plaudite - 4:1:2.5

    i almost wish i didn't have all these vhs copies the dvd extras sound nice
     
  7. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    We went up to the big TV tower in Berlin, which name escapes me. Perhaps it was down to the fact that we were all massively hung over, but the revolving bit, while lending superb, changing views, did make a few of us feel slightly nauseous :D
     
  8. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Without the extras I don't think I could bare any of them.
     
  9. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Nauseous? How fast was it going??
     
  10. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Yep. It's a bit weird, You have a few drinks and set off for the loo only to find it's moved to the opposite side!
     
  11. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Lightweight. :p
     
  12. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  13. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    They should speed it up so that it revolves as fast as a fairground ride. That would be an interesting dinner experience. :cool:
     
  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I'm sure there was a comedy programme where that happened. (Can't remember which one though)
     
  15. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    I think 1,400rpm should do the trick, like a spin cycle on a washing machine. :D
     
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  16. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I have enetered the ballots to go up there during the last few London Open House's without luck. That is free.
    As I understand it, ballot 1 is for a date during two given weeks in September; expensive and no kids.
    Ballot 2 is for two weeks in October which they say will be family friendly and presumably cheaper.
    I am palnning to go away late September, early October and would be just my luck to get tickets while I am away.
     
  17. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That's completely wrong!

    Have you read the link?
     
  18. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    It's one of my dreams/ambitions to go up the BT (still Post Office to me) Tower so I'll be entering :thumbs::)
     
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  19. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    So, how do I maximise my chances of a ticket? Which day to opt for, lunchtime or evening 1 ticket or 4, entering ballot early or late?
    I am in it, but doubt that i'll win it. I have tried every time it's been open in Open House weekend and had loads of people try for me and drawn blanks every time!
     
  20. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    ...it was certainly the climactic scene to groovy 60's swinging London comedy film Smashing Time...though may well have also appeared in some tv nonsense like the Goodies or something...
     
  21. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    This was the Goodies? [​IMG]
     
  22. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The Fernsehturm.
    And you only had to wait four-and-a-half years for the name!
     
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  23. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That was definitetly the Goodies. That is Kitten Kong, who we named our cat after. Not sure if the speeded up revolving restaurant was in the same programme.
     
  24. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  25. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    I entered... I went to a revolving restaurant in Mexico city it was kind of weird but cool. there was a pianist on the bit that wasn't revolving so the music kept coming and then slowly disappearing away into the distance
     
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  26. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

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  27. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Anyone lucky enough to get tickets then? I know 3 of us that entered ballot and nothing :(
     
  28. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  29. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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    hash tag never too old

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