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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London

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  • Nice and very beautiful building in the city of London. Amazing architecture. Good to take a few pictures from  more »
  • Amazing architecture and this is fantastic modern building right in the middle of the city of London. Veiws of The Gherkin are excellent from Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.  more »
  • After recently taking a river cruise along the Thames,we walked from Tower Bridge via the tower of London through to Aldgate before spotting this "eyesore".Call me boring but i am a tradtionalist and ...  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.