TQ2982 : Fitzroy Square and Post Office Tower

taken 42 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

Fitzroy Square and Post Office Tower
Fitzroy Square and Post Office Tower
The southern end of Fitzroy Square with the Post Office Tower dominating the skyline.

Known as the Post Office Tower when first opened in 1965, the British Telecom Tower or BT Tower is surrounded by three and four-storey office blocks which makes it difficult (impossible?) to photograph in its entirety.

It was the first purpose-built tower to transmit high frequency radio waves, and it serves as a functional telecommunications centre designed to relay broadcast, Internet and telephone information around the world.

It stands 188 metres high and has 34 floors. Despite the being one of most recognisable and conspicuous landmarks in London, it was classed as an 'official secret' for almost 30 years. The tower was even omitted from all Ordnance Survey maps until the mid 1990s.
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Date Taken
November 1977   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Communications  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3587N 0:8.3905W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 821
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Central London  London City Centre  British Telecom  BT Tower  Telecom Tower  Post Office Tower  Telecom  Tower 

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