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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London

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  • The building 30 St Mary Axe, known as "The Gherkin" (cucumber), by the shape of the building. Beautiful and modern commercial building has 40 floors and 180 meters high, is located in the financial centre of London, very close to the Leadenhall Market.
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  • A complete architecture. Looking great in the night time. Never feel dead around this building. Had a goos time. 
  • Design by Foster and Partners 41 floors up 180 m featured the skyline of the city of London for its characteristic egg shape. Located close to Liverpool Street station: it was one of the first eco-sustainable buildings to save energy self-sufficient. Its characteristic streamlined shape was created to reduce the turbulence. It has a steel core rests on the stalls of reinforced concrete, steel beams, corrugated sheet slab steel triangular meshes, structural grid, double-layered glass panels. At the top level for special guests panoramic restaurant where you can admire the city's Skyline on a clear day. In the area you will find shops, bars and dining areas.
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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.