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30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place where to have drinks in London. The atmosphere is posh and relaxing, good music and service, stunning view. The cocktails are amazing and very peculiar! Definitely worth going back!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

My partner and I wanted something different and new to do on our trip to London and this was definitely the place. Offers a great view over London and some great drinks. Various cocktails, wine, beer and champagne are available. We had a seat right...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

London is a mash of architectural styles which in its own curious way actually works. A beautiful church is reflected in this most unusual of neighbour. I appreciate that is not a gaudy example of architecture attempting to fight for attention among the London skyline....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) is an instantly recognizable building. It can be seen from afar and from many spots. It is very interesting and you can't help looking at it. It is quite beautiful architecturally.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The gherkin in London is a stunning manifestation of architectural vision. Located in the square mile the gherkin is a collision of design, business and culture. Truely a sight to behold. I'd highly recommend the gherkin as a must see in London.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank paulmE4366JR
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We went to the Gherkin for lunch at The Helix. The architecture is really remarkable and worth the visit. Security is tight so to visit you have to have a reason to be there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phantidae
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Located in London's financial district, it is right at home in this skyline of modern art buildings. Some people smirk and call it a pickle (thus Gherkin) but it has won awards for its architecture. It is 591 feet tall and visible from most places...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Time was, the NatWestminster Building was the tallest structure in London City. Heck, St. Paul's dome used to be the highest thing in town not so long ago itself. Then came the Gherkin, a quintessential landmark soaring in the city sky like a green pickle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 7 October 2018

It was a good piece of contemporary architecture when we first visited it a few years ago - and it remains to be. Much more interesting than most office buildings around (with a notable exception of Lloyds). And it is in no way awkward or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Great new JDA Customer Experience Center at a unique location in London with great service by Erin our JXC office manager.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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26 January 2019|
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Response from mslotman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, have a look at the Travelodge Liverpoolstreet
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Response from Kgellis | Reviewed this property |
I have known for large groups to go up to the top floor however I would contact the reception in advance as the levels of security are tight and they would need to assess whether it’s possible for such a large group