Claustrophobes beware! The London Fire Brigade has revealed the London lifts they get the most 999 calls from. Their faulty five include Carlsdown House in Barking with 22 call-outs and Windmill Court in Brent with 16.And while getting stuck between floors in a 2×2-metre box isn’t the ideal way to spend an afternoon, we reckon there are some lifts that are better to get trapped in than others. Here are our top five London lifts to get stuck in.
1. Heron Tower
If you’re looking for a lift with a 10/10 view, try the one at Heron Tower. You can see right across the city from the glass-walled box.
2. The Southbank Centre’s Singing Lift
On the hunt for a lift to keep you company when you get stuck? Check out the Southbank Centre’s Singing Lift. The lift practises its scales as you rise upwards. Although we imagine it would get pretty damn annoying if you were stuck for too long.
For a 999 call with a touch of elegance, why not get stuck in the lift at Claridge’s. Built in 1896, the lift is the oldest in London and features a delightful golden clock, tiled floor and miniature sofa.
4. The Shard
Daredevils might fancy getting stuck in the Shard’s lifts which travel to a mighty height of 306 metres. They also have swanky screen savers on the ceiling. #entertainment.
5. One New Change
Fancy seeing the sights while you wait to be rescued? Get trapped in One New Change’s glass lift for a magical view of St Paul’s Cathedral. Plus, you can immediately head for some comfort food in Nando’s in the shopping centre after you’re freed. Or Searcy’s Champagne bar if you feel the need to YOLO.
Want to see London’s skyline without the 999 calls? Try our round-up of restaurants with amazing views.