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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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"modern architecture"
in 12 reviews
"london skyline"
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"iconic building"
in 7 reviews
"liverpool street station"
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"private members"
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"cheese grater"
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"dining rooms"
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"breakfast meeting"
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"amazing architecture"
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"surrounding buildings"
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"wonderful building"
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"some great photos"
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"sky garden"
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"tower bridge"
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"worth a trip"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The perfect spot for lunch when the sun is shining. Friendly staff and great bubbly, best for early finish on a Friday afternoon.

Thank Wendy I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

known as the gherkin for its shape, quit nicely designed and is iconic to London's postcard pictures. I was lucky enough to have worked nearby so saw it everyday walking past. the coffee shop below called notes is alright.

Thank thd007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For lovers of architecture, especially modern construction that can be so dividing, this is a must see. Don't just view it from a distance, walk up close and see it from another angle. We were unable to schedule a visit to the sky garden but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lord Foster would be entitled to feel he was 'robbed' by the London planning system. While his building has become iconic, original proposals for a taller building were scaled back, yet 15 years later taller buildings are jostling around it. Apart from being a beautiful...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an amazing building, lovely from any angle you look at it. So impressive from afar so impressive from nearby. An astonishing piece of modern architecture

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

A Sublime piece of architecture which sits well amongst the older buildings, a modern icon of Londons skyline. Never get tired of looking at it.

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Not yet had the chance to go inside but I do love the design of the gherkin. Saw from above when at the sky garden and also from ground level. Great piece of architecture.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I’m guessing this is the busiest Pret Monday to Friday and boy how Feehily is the food and how quick is the service?! Reliable as ever.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

A beauty. This gem of a building blends in so very magnificently with the rest of London. The pictures associated with this review have been purposely chosen, and taken to illustrate just how perfectly London embraces and manages the old and the new. Note how...More

Thank Gail S
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Wherever you go in London You will either see this or pictures of it and when you visit there are great views from the 38th floor where it is smart and fairly formal attire that is necessary Very good security outside, inside and in every...More

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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
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dalilareglat
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Kgellis | Reviewed this property |
I have known for large groups to go up to the top floor however I would contact the reception in advance as the levels of security are tight and they would need to assess whether it’s possible for such a large group
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CarmelC1967
March 22, 2018|
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Response from swh61 | Reviewed this property |
It is free but you must book online in advance. Airport style security on entry and often quite a queue so turn up 15 minutes early.
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