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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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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.

Thank Martyn S
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.

1  Thank perthwinegirl
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...More

1  Thank William T
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.

Thank 1Viktor1
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...More

Thank 1NONLY
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

1  Thank EVA MARIA H
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...More

1  Thank 3PopChick
Reviewed February 19, 2016

In my opinion this one is better designed than the Barcelona's Agbar tower. This one is so cool and the line it's polite. All the visitors whose come to London would have to go and see it!

Thank Samuel Q
Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

With so much architecture in London built in the middle and latter half of the last century being completely monstrous, it is good to see more modern architecture trying to be different without completely ruining the rest of London around it. Sure, the Gherkin does...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed January 18, 2016

The first time I saw this building, it took my attention immediately. It is a sign that the modernity arrived to London City. Simply amazing design.

Thank draghignazzo
City of London
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
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March 28, 2016|
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Response from EVA MARIA H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea :-) I was on my way to the airport, so my visit was too brief. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Enjoy your visit :-)
John W
January 27, 2015|
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Response from Neonjavelin | Reviewed this property |
The Club Lounge is on level 38, Searcys Restaurant and Bar on levels 39 and 40, with impressive 360 degree views of the capital.