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I was lucky enough to be asked to take some photos from the roof of the building over the town... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Timeless building.

Went here on one of the heritage days. I have seen the outside of this building for the last 43... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 Friars Street, Ipswich IP1 1TD, England
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

I was lucky enough to be asked to take some photos from the roof of the building over the town describing what the view was. A modern building with a roof garden.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I worked for 6 months in this building when it opened in 1975. It was certainly sensational from the outside but very depressing to work there because with the tinted glass one had no idea what the weather was like outdoors since it was always...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HampshireJulia
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Went here on one of the heritage days. I have seen the outside of this building for the last 43 years. Last week got the chance to see the inside of it wow, so far ahead of its time. If you saw this building for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to work. It's a brokerage company. USA owned. In September there is a heritage weekend for the public to come in to visit and a look around.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Very impressive building and having been lucky enough to go round some of the space inside its got the wow factor, not sure I would list it as an attraction or that I would add it to a list of places to visit but if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Willis Building boasts the youngest listed building in the country. Designed by the famous Norman Foster it was the first all glassed building of its kind constructed and completed in 1975. It has a rooftop garden and the myth of a rooftop running track, in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The building is famous for its rooftop garden. The location is on a busy road, which makes photography difficult.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GibBob
Reviewed February 16, 2018

I was fortunate to visit The Willis Building during the heritage open weekend and took part on two guided tours and had lunch on the top floor (in the garden) Great experience, beautiful views! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kati N
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Fantastic place roof garden a must to see. Walk around the garden its the a great place to see Ipswich and all other buildings. Had coffee the prices were very good we could have had dinner will do next year. Real grass in garden not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank monty669
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Adds a touch of drama to the skyline. The black tinted windows are intriguing and the shape of the building is in stark contrast to those surrounding it. Must be fascinating to go inside.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MrsBsTravels
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