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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

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Drinks at the top of the Gherkin

Visiting London on our way back from Alaska and my wife and I were meeting friends in the city for a drink - he managed to get us a table at the top and the views were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mombasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting London on our way back from Alaska and my wife and I were meeting friends in the city for a drink - he managed to get us a table at the top and the views were breathtaking! perfect selfie spot!

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got to see this magnificent building up close and personal - at sunset on a Saturday night catch up with fellow Aussies.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not available for public visits, Gherkin is still worth visiting closely. Beautiful design and the immense particular shape will mesmerize you.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to meetings here and a few events over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. My latest visit was to a company that has an entire (near top) floor and therefore a panoramic view of London, it's breathtaking really. The building looks special from all angles and it's a statement to the city, it rides like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful building. Love the architecture on this one. Worth the walk to go see it. Did not try and go inside as there is a lot of security giving really had stares at anyone that dares get close.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views. Attentive service. A great place for a business meeting. NB: you require proof of ID to get in to the Club Lounge.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter's took me here for afternoon tea, it was based on a Asian theme which was OK if you were in one of those countries. They had brought decorations for the occasion which I just thought were tacky. The whole place is very modern which was nice but you can't beat a old establishment with wonderful décor. It wasn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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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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