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5 February 2010

Drink Champagne at 590ft in Vertigo 42

Sadly, it's a bit beyond your author's means, but if you're looking for a drink at the top of a skyscraper in London, you're in luck. Vertigo 42, the champagne bar on the 42nd floor of Tower 42, is open to anyone who has made a reservation and can stump up the cash.

The bar is open Monday to Friday, 12 noon - 3pm and 5pm - 11pm, and Saturdays 5pm - 11pm only. The cheapest drink on the example menu is an £8 a glass wine (175ml and exclusive of 12.5% service charge, of course), but it would be an experience and bottles are from £32.

There's also good news if you're looking to host a party. The champagne lounge can be hired exclusively from Monday to Friday, but your author has a feeling it will cost you.

Vertigo 42 is in Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ. For more on Vertigo 42, see http://www.vertigo42.co.uk/

^Picture by Malinki^


  1. Hi!Have you ever heard or did you ever go to a "blitz party" in london?i've read about that yesterday and I would like to know how it is!Just in case I come to London,I could go there because it seems nice!Thank you!

  2. A bottle of Champagne and caviar can be had for about £80.

    Considering how much people pay for tickets to a music concert or a sporting event, I don't think it is that bad for a special evening out.

    As a former occasional visitor to the place, I would only suggest when making a booking, make sure you aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before sunset.

    Sunset over London with a glass of champagne in your hand is quite marvellous.

  3. You're right, of course, Ian. On the right occasion it is worth the money.

    And Tami, I have heard of a few such things. A good place to start is the alternative nightlife section of timeout, under the 'dress up and dance' category.

    Try here