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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

30 St Mary Axe, London 94260, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #177 of 1,041 attractions in London
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I just walked up to and around the building, taking pictures, but was very taken aback by it. Something very striking about it...as some of the pictures here show, the mix of foreground older, traditional British architecture with the Gherkin looming in the background is very cool. Took 1 picture from the Tower of London like that as well. Can'... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

You cannot miss walking to this building. It's just a great looking piece of architecture. I could have sat and looked at it for ages (which is not me at all) My favourite building I think.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This building is an amazing landmark in the City of London. It is essentially a 180 meter office block in the financial hub of London, but it is beautiful in design, with it's curved glass composition. Great as a navigation point when visiting the East End/Brick Lane area.

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cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had a fantastic trip up to the top of the gherkin wow what views from the very top What a fantastic place. Wonderful staff . We then went down to the restaurant and had a fantastic meal again wonderful staff and terrific food . Great night had by all wish I could do it all over again. Big thanks... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Gherkin building, more formally known as 30 St Mary Axe, is a 180-meter tall building, located in the financial district, that has become one of London's more recent iconic images. This intriguing building was constructed upon the sight of the earlier Baltic Exchange, which was famously damaged beyond repair in the 1992 PIRA bombing. After several new building designs... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we had a lunch at the restaurant with my friend. and... omg..it was brilliant!! perfect service, beautiful view, friendly staff..and a food was the best in my life. specially thank you for the sous chef, Dan! you are the best my friend!! this place best in London!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

....when it's London's Gherkin. This building is simply fabulous. It's big, it's beautiful and it's unique. Modern architects are often criticised for dumbing down our cityscapes. This wonderful building shows what can be done if you try.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The 'Gherkin' is one of the few buildings in the City that causes Londoners and visitors to stop and look. It's a unique structure and can be enjoyed from one of the bars or restaurants nearby. It's own bar also offers great views across the city, best done at night.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have seen so many buildings with beautiful structures but I consider this as the best of the Modern structures I have ever seen in my life so far. It is the bullet shape and its smooth and beautiful curve with colourful glasses, mostly with blue and grey colours that is mesmersiing to see any number of times. We walked... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Came here for New Years at Searcy's and the 40|30 Bar on the top floor. Amazing views, though not as impressive after dark and when windows are covered by smog from fireworks. Great service nonetheless. Good wine selection, and they kept giving us complimentary glasses of champagne. Then again, that's the kind of service you should expect for the price... More

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