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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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Best views over London

My brother got married here recently. The view out over London was Magical, and the venue itself is very impressive. I will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother got married here recently. The view out over London was Magical, and the venue itself is very impressive. I will be back!

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I was working literally yards away from the Gherkin all week. I have seen it many a time from a distance but never up close. A very elegant building which reaches all the way to the sky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for a architecture fans! The building is one of a kind and the area where the house is situated is quite nice to walk around. It's quite easy to find restaurants nearby and if you want to, possible to eat in the Gherkin. It's a one of the bucket list of building to see before... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Not open to the public, but if you can find a way to the very top you will find panoramic views of London and excellent coffee.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful modern architecture to London beautiful skyline. Diamond shaped. Quite interesting building. The contrast between this modern building and the centuries old church is fantastic. Worth a walk by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

One of the most unique and iconic skyscrapers in recent history. This building is a must see for architecture fans everywhere. The best part is right after seeing this you have other icons just a few steps away like the lloyds building and the Cheese grater by Rogers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Even modern buildings can be modern and beautiful. Very interesting is walk around, see lot of modern monuments and visit TOP of the building. Located not away from Tower. Fallos-egg building from glass is very impressive ;-)) Lot of outside cafes in summertime.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Had pre lunch champers above Searcys admiring the views of London and Thames 360 degrees from the Gherkin. It's a lovely building architecturally and so well placed amongst the other iconic London landmark buildings. Dined on the 3 course option at Searcy , with venison for mains and chocolate fondant for afters. The crab starter was disappointing as there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Gherkin is one of those landmarks you see, but that's about it. But if you like looking at pretty things and perhaps enjoy experimenting with you camera, this is a good place

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Arrived a little early for our lunch booking as I wasn't so sure how long security checks would take. Swift on the entrance and straight up in the express lift- beware, your ears will pop. Amazing views all round from the bar in the top floor and all the better when sipping from a very tasty cocktail. Lucky we had... 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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