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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

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A complete architecture. Looking great in the night time. Never feel dead around this building. Had a goos time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A complete architecture. Looking great in the night time. Never feel dead around this building. Had a goos time.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in with work colleagues on Friday and were looked after admirably by the team led by Tommy. Food was very good ( we had the platters), service from arrival to leaving was excellent. Team at this venue real credit to the franchise. We will be back soon! Thanks again.Donna and the Swiss Re team.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

After running 1050 steps for charity the view was incredible. The facilities are good, the skyscraper is very, very modern.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Typically not open to the public, but if you get the opportunity to attend an event at the level 40 bar - take it. Stunning 360 degree views await.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want to book a memorable evening for a group of 15 or so folks then dinner in the Chivas dining room at the top of the Gherkin is highly recommended. A panoramic viewing platform and the a private dining room made this a really standout way to see London. The shard will get plenty more traffic because of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is an interesting example of contemporary architecture and it is impressive if you like modern buildings and is in stark contrast to many others around. It was close by where we were staying and the opportunity to get up close and it is interesting.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely building and makes a nice photo especially in the night sky. We did not up this time due to time constraints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I love this building, than it was so nice to see it on my own eyes. It is nice during day and night - also. Better to make some photos. You have a possibility to go to the top of the building to the restaurant, than try it. We, rather, went to the Shard, to the top, because it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Spectacular from the outside and from the inside as well. Unfortunately it is not open to the public. I work for one of the offices inside and so have the pleasure of being able to enjoy the architecture and the view.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I was lucky enough to attend a corporate birthday party here. Everything about the evening was pretty amazing. There was a drinks reception on the mezzanine level before going to the top of the Gherkin for dinner. London at night really is quite beautiful. The food, especially given there were 130ish at service, was excellent and the staff incredibly attentive... More 

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