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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

30 St Mary Axe, London 94260, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #181 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Gilberdyke
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to be treated to a gourmet lunch at the reataurant/club at the top of the building. It was a truly gourmet lunch. Incredible service, wine, and terrific views of greater London.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visible from far, but hard to see from near unless you are directly on the St. Mary street. Definitely worth to walk over when you visiting the Tower Hill and Tower Bridge. For tourist, it is hard to gain access even to the lobby. Security is tight. Last building which stood on this site was bombed in April 1992.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you ever get the opportunity to go to the Bar/Restaurant on the top floor... Don't miss that opportunity!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We always enjoy our visits to London watching how it has developed /changed over the years. We were fortunate enough, through a contact, to gain access to the Gherkin and see the views from the very top of the building which is a restaurant (for members of staff/clients only, not open to the public). Obviously, there are some security constraints... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

As an attraction this probably deserves one star, since the restaurant and bar at the top with their spectacular views, are membership restricted. However, as an architectural landmark this building deserves 5 stars. The unfortunate reality is that much of the beautiful old architecture of this area has been obliterated by bombs. In this case as recently as 1992 when... More

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Natal, RN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

have been there for a meeting, got impressed with a Salvador Dali exposition at the lobby...the view from the office room i went at was amazingly fantastic basicly a full view from london, if this is possible!!! interesting place to visit for sure!

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Los Angeles, California
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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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