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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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Such a glorious building

While we didn’t go in, this architectural marvel is easily seen while you are in London. Recently voted as one of the top 10 must see buildings in the world, you can’t help but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While we didn’t go in, this architectural marvel is easily seen while you are in London. Recently voted as one of the top 10 must see buildings in the world, you can’t help but notice the buildings beauty. Specifically while walking the Thames River and crossing Tower Bridge, you get a great unobstructed view of this majestic building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you love Architecture and construction a visit is a must! All you need to do is simly admire the structure for what it is. @instabuilt

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What aN interesting addition two the London skyline. This unusual building crops up in downtown London and calls be seen from many vantager points. Look for it from the Thames or from the white tower.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a cool looking building in the middle of so much history. It can be seen from the South Bank, too. The architecture is different and looks like a black bullet.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in London. The way it fits into the surroundings is perfect. The best thing is - and not a lot of people know this, around the back of the building there is a little model gherkin. Yes. You can have your photo taken hanginging onto it and pretending to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The building is close to the Tower of London, you will be able to see it from there and go if you need to see it up close. This piece of architecture is very famous and since it is so close to other must see attractions, you could visit it, but it is definitely not something that you should go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Gherkin must be just an office building, but its nice shape makes it special between the other high buildings in the City of London, the financial centre of London. The are around the building is quite nice and there is a small church close to it that combines the new and the old in a nice way. I haven't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's a must-see sight and an impressive building. Also go to see St Andrew Undershaft Church which is such a contrast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best things about London's center is the thrill of seeing the new architecture and its free. For example the Gherkin building, the Cheese Grater, the Walkie Talkie, are all nick names of new impressive buildings within walking distance of each other. London is a fearless mixture actually jumble of old and new buildings all jammed packed together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Gherkin also know is 30 St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004.With 41 storeys, it is 180 metres .The building has become an iconic symbol of London .The building was designed by Norman Foster In my opinion This design... More 

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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 neighborhoods. 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 neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment 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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