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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
City of London
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Reviewed yesterday

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!

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If one watches a lot of British films or television, this building is frequently featured as an icon or symbol of London. I made a special trip to see it. Better yet, booked a restaurant where I could stare at the building. Lovely.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got treated to lunch by the 'Winger'; £72 per couple for two courses with a glass of wine. The food, service and views were all top notch; well recommended.

1  Thank FrankRoberts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popt in for lunch with my friends today and discovered an amazing place The Sterling. Delicious food, great atmosphere and most of all fantastic staff! Definitely coming back.

Thank Greta M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I really love looking at the Gherkin and its beautiful architecture. Though it's impossible to get a good photo of the whole building without other buildings in the way, so don't even bother trying.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning you won't be disappointed lots of opportunity to take some great photos. There is a nice cafe located on the ground floor, and nearby there are quiet a few attractions.

Thank beautiful12017
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing architectural building. This place is well worth checking out. It's become another iconic London building and rightly so, because wether or not you like modern buildings this is an art form.

Thank D P
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views on a clear day. The bar is very popular so you may have to wait to get in and even longer for a seat. Recommend the restaurant if your able to get a reservation.

Thank LauraMaria18
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to the Gerkin for a family celebration in a private dining room. We had pre drinks in the bar at the very top and the views were amazing, especially after nightfall. Food was good and staff attentive, would visit again.

Thank HolidayorBust
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and very beautiful building in the city of London. Amazing architecture. Good to take a few pictures from

Thank pjung14
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Silly question, is the restaurant now open to the public? If so does it require reservations and is there a dress code? I have a 13 year old who is fascinated with the building and would love to go inside if possible.
29 March 2016|
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Response from EVA MARIA H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea :-) I was on my way to the airport, so my visit was too brief. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Enjoy your visit :-)
John W
Can you have lunch there, if so what floor is it on & how much, also what are the restaurants called.
28 January 2015|
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Response from Neonjavelin | Reviewed this property |
The Club Lounge is on level 38, Searcys Restaurant and Bar on levels 39 and 40, with impressive 360 degree views of the capital.
Si può visitare all'interno?
13 September 2015|
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Response from lilianaantonio | Reviewed this property |
Non mi risulta
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