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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

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Address: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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Beautiful Building

I really love looking at the Gherkin and its beautiful architecture. Though it's impossible to get a good photo of the whole building without other buildings in the way, so don't... read more

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Mike G
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love looking at the Gherkin and its beautiful architecture. Though it's impossible to get a good photo of the whole building without other buildings in the way, so don't even bother trying.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning you won't be disappointed lots of opportunity to take some great photos. There is a nice cafe located on the ground floor, and nearby there are quiet a few attractions.

Thank beautiful12017
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing architectural building. This place is well worth checking out. It's become another iconic London building and rightly so, because wether or not you like modern buildings this is an art form.

Thank D P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views on a clear day. The bar is very popular so you may have to wait to get in and even longer for a seat. Recommend the restaurant if your able to get a reservation.

Thank LauraMaria18
Essex, Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to the Gerkin for a family celebration in a private dining room. We had pre drinks in the bar at the very top and the views were amazing, especially after nightfall. Food was good and staff attentive, would visit again.

Thank HolidayorBust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and very beautiful building in the city of London. Amazing architecture. Good to take a few pictures from

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Amazing architecture and this is fantastic modern building right in the middle of the city of London. Veiws of The Gherkin are excellent from Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

After recently taking a river cruise along the Thames,we walked from Tower Bridge via the tower of London through to Aldgate before spotting this "eyesore".Call me boring but i am a tradtionalist and i enjoyed London the way it was without these "out of place"skyscrapers being added to the London skyline.....to the buildings defense however it is rather striking and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A complete architecture. Looking great in the night time. Never feel dead around this building. Had a goos time.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came in with work colleagues on Friday and were looked after admirably by the team led by Tommy. Food was very good ( we had the platters), service from arrival to leaving was excellent. Team at this venue real credit to the franchise. We will be back soon! Thanks again.Donna and the Swiss Re team.

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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