The top of the 581ft BT Tower in central London (formerly known as the Post Office Tower), is to re-open and revolve once again. It was closed some 30 years ago due to security fears.
Used by BT for company events and corporate hosting, the restaurant is due to have a complete refurbishment but the revolving feature will remain offering a panoramic view of London in 20 minutes. It is scheduled to re-open at the end of 2011 and there will be seating for 60-70 diners.
BT are currently looking for a celebrity chef to oversee the restaurant on the 34th floor. It is understood that Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal and Gary Rhodes will be approached.
There are already a number of restaurants at the top of tall buildings in London. Galvin is at the top of the Hilton in Park Lane, 40/30 is in the Gherkin and Gary Rhodes runs the restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42 (formerly the NatWest building) in the City.
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