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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

Address: 30 St Mary Axe, London 94260, England
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Ranked #148 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Came to The Gherkin for linch at Searcy's. The building is quite beautiful. It's distinctive shape makes it all at once attractive and intriguing - like something that just shouldn't be there. Excellent. Worth a visit. Great pictures on a clear sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is for the admirers of architecture. I work here. It leaks during heavy rain fall. The glass needs caulking. Suggest to visit 11:30am to taste the posh food trucks at the foot of the gherkin. Expect a £6 for "Kanye West Mac n Cheese", which is bacon with mac and cheese. The trucks are there Tuesdays and Thursdays. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Took advantage of the Open House week-end every September and despite queuing for 2 and a half hours to get in it was well worth the panoramic view of all of London's iconic buildings. Unfortunately it's impossible to visit at other times unless you have business there but absolutely fantastic

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of those buildings you see every time a movie or show gives views of London. Disappointing for photos as it is surrounded by other buildings. Best photos from a distance, however, up close you will be surprised how nice the building design is - one of the most recognised buildings in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So I have been waiting 2 hours for get into the gherkin during open house 2014... The 20 minute visit is well worth the dreadful queue! Arrive early before the start of the event. This place will be open again hopefully for next year's open house :) Its well worth the wait considering this place is not usually open to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were staying not far from here and we could see it from our window. It dominates the London skyline and has something special about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well worth a visit close up, also has a good cafe on the ground floor. Nearby is a replica of the Gerkin made from Lego and stands over 3m in height which makes for a good photo opportunity as does the reflection of the Gerkin itself in the mirrored window of the surrounding buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The building it's just a little far away form traditional tourists points, but it is a worthwile walk from the center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hubbie works here, so we get to socialize in the bar quite regularly. The building itself is stunning and you have some amazing views to enjoy with your G&T !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just about any TV show or news bulletin in London makes sure to include the Gherkin in its skyline shots, that’s how distinctive and popular this building is. There is a plaza that tourists can visit, but other than that, it’s a working building with commercial residents going about their business. It’s worth a visit, for itself and to be... More 

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