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Tower 42

 
Address
25 Old Broad Street
City of London
Greater London, EC2N 1HQ
 
 
 
 

Built between 1971 and 1980, Tower 42 is a multi - tenanted skyscraper in the financial heart of the City of London. Originally constructed to house the international division of Natwest bank, the tower now contains a mix of office and restaurant space. At the time of its construction Tower 42 was the tallest building in the United Kingdom, but has now been surpassed multiple times, and with the completion of The Shard London Bridge it will end up the sixth tallest building in the country.

If you wished to visit, the lobby of Tower 42 is freely accessible but access to the upper levels is by appointment only, so the best bet is to book a table at Rhodes Twenty Four or the Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar on the very top floor of the building.

The financial institution of Shad Shanderson in The Blind Banker is fictitious. All the logos adorning the revolving doors, lobby, and reception desk of Tower 42 were applied by the production team for filming, and removed after completion of the episode. Otherwise, the building is identical to that seen onscreen.

Episodes Tower 42 has appeared in

 
The Blind Banker (Episode 2, Series 1)

To get to Tower 42, catch the Tube to Liverpool Street [Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan] and exit down Old Broad Street. Tower 42 is unmistakably on your left as you walk down the street, with the Iconic 30 St Mary Axe, otherwise known as The Gherkin, visible two streets behind if you stand correctly.

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