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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London
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  • After running 1050 steps for charity the view was incredible. The facilities are good, the skyscraper is very, very modern. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 priv...  more »
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  • This is a review of the Searcy's bar at the top. I think it's possibly the best bar in London. Lovely all-round views. Most of the time it's a private club, but at quiet times of year (January/February and August) you can go here. You need to book in advance and you go through "airport security" at the bottom of the building, ascending to the top via two lifts. We had their Riviera-themed happy hour cocktails (at 8:30 pm). Lovely and just £8 each.
  • Great piece of architecture. Day or night, it looks fantastic. There's a nice wine bar at ground level; great to sit outside in the plaza on a warm evening.
  • This building is part of London's skyline for more than a decade, providing backdrop for so many good (and bad) movies, so visiting the Gherkin is somehow special. But there is no public access unless you work here, meet someone who work here or you are lucky enough (or shall I say patient enough to stand in the queue for hours) to get in during Open Houses. Nice view of the city but you can have this view from the top of surrounding buildings too (and without the hassle).
  • I returned shortly ago from a meeting with one of the companies located there. The views are surreal and it literally is like you're on top of the world. Absolutely awesome views of London.
  • Really, really nice bar at the top with spectacular view. A bit pricey but that goes with the territory. Food at the restaurant below is very expensive and portion sizes are stingy in the extreme, but quality is high so its faults can be forgiven.