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Queues and BT blues

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If, like many of us, you spent the weekend queuing to access Lloyd’s of London, realising you’d forgotten to ‘pre-book’ for Tower 42 or, even worse and in Astragal’s case, turning up to the Freemasons’ Hall on the wrong day, spare a thought for the nail-biting lottery endured by those seeking entry to the BT Tower

32,000 fans clamoured to ascend the telecommunications tower, open to the public for the first time since 1981 for this year’s Open House.

Just 480 fans landed the ‘guilt-edged’ tickets, enjoying a stunning 360° panorama and a slice of Cold War chic to boot.

Feeling left out? It gets worse, as those who beat the odds received a souvenir tube with a signed certificate – a worthy addition to anyone’s CV.

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  • It's almost impossible to organise a series of visits to various attractions. Why is the Open House event held over just one weekend? Not enough time plus the frustration of trying to visit a building with the dread of the pre-booking nonsense.

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