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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London

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#90 of 425 in Sightseeing in London
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  • Liked how this building would always catch your eye from wherever you are in its vicinity; has got a lot of character and we enjoyed seeing it... worth a look...  more »
  • Floor 38 has a few private event/dining rooms with great views over an ever-changing London. The breakfast laid on was very good with a range of different foods that did not need a knife and fork, all...  more »
  • This is modern architecture with a bite. The Gherkin'. It stands out in the otherwise brick and morter building area of most of London. Very nice contrast!  more »
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  • The view is amazing . The service and food was very good . We where required to choose our menu choices 3 days prior to dinner arrangements which was non issue. We where told the Chef needed to know the count on Diver Scallops and Beef selection . When we arrived for dinner the entire menu had changed without notice - no diver scallop , different beef selection . Food was well presented and very good just was slightly disappointed as i was looking forward to dinner selections previously offered. The evening dinner concluded with cocktails on top level which is certainly a must do with 360% view of London. We visited the Tower of London earlier in day and where advised to have a photo ID which I presumed was for Tower of London and crown jewels but actually it was to get through security at Gherkin. A place worth visiting because of view , food , service , very good but not star attraction.
  • Right in the heart of the business district. Was out of business hours at weekend when I visited. Very impressive building and great glass design. Lots of eating places and few pubs around which would be great during business hours. Good central location within walking distance of the City.
  • Love the area for it's architecture. As I am an architect myself I can just sit there and observe all the constructions, details, materials totally loosing a sense of time. The public space is very well developed and maintained with quite a few good places for people to hang out.
  • The Gherkin for me is well worth seeing. I have wanted to see this building for a few years it is beautiful to see. It is an office block and there is a coffee shop. It is close to Leadenhall Market a market dating back quite a few centuries
  • It's a massive Gherkin. What's not to like. Regularly have food trucks parked around. Also good bar and good cake shop.

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