The Gherkin



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  • Address:

    The Gherkin 30 St Mary Axe
    EC3A 8EP

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bank/Liverpool St

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    1. The Gherkin
      • 30 St Mary Axe
        EC3A 8EP
      • 51.514475,-0.080322

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Sarah F

Let us not forget that this amazing building is 10 years old this year and yet still the place so recognizable it is marked on every map and features in almost everything on TV & movies. It is iconic and precious to locals and tourists alike but the fact that it is closed to the public just adds to its mystical charm. There are many more sky scrapers in the city now, including the tallest in Europe (The Shard) yet this shiny little number is still the one that people come to see in all its splendor on a daily basis. Standing underneath and looking up the flawless reflective side of the building is quite simply breathtaking, a photographers dream. Fun fact: Believe it or not, there is only one actual curved piece of glass on the whole structure, which is at the very tip! If you ever get the honor of going to the bar at the top with its 360 degree view of London, or indeed inside at all then you can see the other magical qualities it possesses also including cut outs of floors, lots of artwork everywhere you look and the circular floor layouts.. Just marvelous.