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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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Great building with lovely Church in front of it

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Certainly wouldn't recommend it, it was Ok but for £16 each via group on, supposedly usual price being about £21 it was expensive for what U got, so quite poor value. The food is extra so don't go thinking that's included by the cleverly worded advertising material. And at £10 for a hot dog & £4 for a portion of... 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here for a friend's birthday, great atmosphere. Thought the drinks were very pricey though. Great views! Perfect venue for a special birthday. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Arguably one of the most distinct buildings in London's skyline, it was worth a visit to the site where you can marvel as the stunning architecture and get some close-up shots of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Brilliant view especially on a clear day and night. Service from staff were really good. Just a shame they were foreigners....Most I've every paid for a bottle of white wine but really nice.....just don't drink too much as it's a strange feeling being up high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

In January I celebrated a mile stone birthday. i have always loved the arctectual beauty of the guerkin, and as a massive surprise my wonderful husband and our two teenage children,had booked us all in for dinner in the guerkins restaurant. I was so overwhelmed. We were looked after very well, sitting us right next to the windows to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I haven't ever been in the inside but maybe this is my favorite building in London. A landmark skyscraper, situated in eastern London. I always enjoying admiring this marvelous, architectural work of art. It is visible from most parts of London. A photographic experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a greatest building ever made in the modern England. I am studied architecture and I like building and great skyscraper like this I have to say that it is a true icon on London. I couldn't go inside because of time but be sure to come a read my comment next time because I will definitely be there... More 

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