Everytime I walk around London I look up to see where the Post Office Tower (or BT Tower as it is known now) is to get my bearings and still it makes me feel the urge to take a few pics like I was seeing it for the first time.
What a remarkable piece of architecture it is too. Eric Bedford was the architect and he started in 1961 and it was 'topped out' in 1964 - relatively quick by today's standards I should imagine. Anyway - in its day it was the tallest building in the UK standing at some 580 feet with a revolving restaurant on the 34th floor called the 'Top of the Tower'. Imaginative or what!
Top of The Tower logo
Apparently it could seat 120 diners on an 11 feet wide revolving section which formed part of the floor with a complete revolution taking 22 minutes.
What amuses me is that unlike the French with their amazing gastronomic offering - the Jules Verne Restaurant - we leased ours to ... you guessed it... Butlins! That is just so British to create such a futuristic piece of architecture with a restaurant that had perhaps the most incredible panoramic views of London - then get Butlins in to do the catering.
Great brand promises that are coupled with poor brand experiences are the worst kinds aren't they? Once that bubble of delicious anticipation we create for ourselves using the cues from the advertising or packaging has burst, we never tire of telling others about how disappointed we are. Having said that - the food might have been quite acceptable. Anyone know?