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Great view of London, great tea!

I was treated to a champagne cream tea here last week...yes, I was very lucky! We arrived at 12.00... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
christine t
Angmering, United Kingdom
Great birthday treat

Great views as expected. Drinks soon rack up and easy to spend over £100 in a couple of... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1PB, England
City of London
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The view is what draws you here. The finger food is not great and the drinks are over priced for the quality. Make sure you have the right company with you to enjoy and share the experience of the view at night.

1  Thank r m
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Totally disappointed lacking any attention to detail service there was none, they seriously need to up the quality if they are to survive can’t just rely on the view. The OXO tower , Heron tower and Shard amongst others blow T42 out of the game.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I was treated to a champagne cream tea here last week...yes, I was very lucky! We arrived at 12.00 noon and had the pick of the tables with the 'best view'. All the views are fantastic...the tables all face outwards and have a view. Glass...More

Thank christine t
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here for a terrible private party by kai catering. Worse choice ever... spent lots of money for disgusting food

Thank Fabrizio C
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I was amazed at the views from the tower which i must admit are truly spectacular but then i visited the ladies and have never been so shocked in my life.. .....hence to say i drank up and left without ordering any food (if the...More

Thank Lana M
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views of the city,amazing food and even better drinks. Makes for an enjoyable evening with friends.Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Robinosaurus123
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visited for a special occassion, and really enjoyed the afternoon tea! The staff was friendly, and polite.The views are breathtaking and atmosphere was shimmering. The food was tasty and not too heavy, but the coffee arrived cold, for which the member of staff was happy...More

1  Thank jay_the_traveler_00
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We've been here a few times over the years. However this last trip was disappointing whilst the views are amazing and the atmosphere plush the drinks (which is all it really offers) were VERY expensive and lacked range. Being Cocktail lovers we were greatly disappointed...More

1  Thank Caz'n'kel
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Great views as expected. Drinks soon rack up and easy to spend over £100 in a couple of hours. Service good and staff friendly.

1  Thank Wildpoppy
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We booked 4 seats in the Champagne Bar where the minimum spend is GBP15 per person but well worth it with an almost 360° views over London.

1  Thank Robert S
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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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