Tower 42 has the distinction of being the first ever skyscraper to be constructed in the City of London. The city’s tallest building when it was built in the 1970s, it is now the second tallest building in the city. Located at Old Broad Street, it is an imposing structure that houses several world-class restaurants and serviced offices. The building is also popularly referred to as NatWest Tower as it was originally constructed for the National Westminster Bank. It took almost 10 years for the structure to be built, from the demolition of the site in 1971 to the occupation of the building in 1981.
One of the most famous office blocks in the area, Tower 42 is owned by Nathan Kirsh, a South African businessman. The building has been divided into hundreds of serviced offices and executive suites for various tenants that include stock brokers, caterers, solicitors, financial advisors, legal service companies, telecom services, banks and financial institutions.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are several night clubs in the vicinity that offer great evening entertainment. The most popular ones are The Bathhouse and Shoreditch House. If you want to spend a quieter evening, the Old Red Cow is a charming pub in the area. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes owns and operates the famous Rhodes 24 restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42. If you’re seeking authentic British food, this is the place to head to. Vertigo 42 is another great eatery housed on the 42nd floor of the building. Bubbly champagne, aphrodisiacal oysters and unmatched views of the city are among the things you can look forward to.
Bank tube station is the closest underground, providing access to the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City, District, Circle and DLR lines. Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street stations are within easy walking distance of Tower 42, with convenient access to the Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. The mainline railway network is serviced by Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations.