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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the building to the moment you leave this is a real experience. Superb views from the restaurant, and even more so from the top floor bar, quality food and service and an excellent cocktail. A great way to celebrate and...More

Thank swh61
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have visited this fine building many times from a business meeting POV and never tire of it, simply from the outside below looking over the beautiful Foster design and also from the walkways gallery from the summit, its well worth a visit! The restaurant...More

Thank Shane95
Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you go here for the first time you will be hooked - as decent views of London as the Shard but the drinks are half the price. The food is meant to be good too. Recommend that you get involved.

Thank Kgellis
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I was hosted by a business colleague who has access to the private members restaurant and bar at the top of the gherkin. Attentive service, sure, but the views over London were great!

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Being a fan of British TV, seeing this was on my list. We spent the earlier part of the day at the Tower of London, and then went to see the Gherkin. Did not go in as we were at the end of the day....More

Thank pitufo00
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here as a starter for drinks on a hen night, once we was in the room had amazing views!!! The staff were friendly and drinks were topped up regularly. Only issue is to hire a speaker its £60 which is very excessive!!

Thank KellyVJ
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Located in the financial part of London, this commercial building has a "fat cigar" shape that is immediately identifiable. It is 180 metres (690 feet) high and was opened in 2004. It was bought for £700 million in 2014 by the Safra Group.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Like all Alchemist you know you will great cocktails and theatre. In addition we had good food and fabulous table service. Portions a little small but really good .

Thank 623hughh
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Wow! What an awesome place to enjoy a nice meal and amazing view. The Gherkin has a pop up restaurant during summer with a bar on the 40th (top) floor and restaurant below on 39 that is accessible to the public, other times it's a...More

Thank dakotasparents1
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Located at Bishopsgate (tube to Liverpool street station).This Building is stunning.Appropriately..Nicknamed "The pickle " The Gherkin is one sensational piece of Architecture. To dine there you have to make a reservation.No walk ins. It's quite difficult to get a picture as it's so close to...More

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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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6 November 2017|
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Response from Kgellis | Reviewed this property |
Hi again Woody185, further to my response to you yesterday I made enquiries and non residents are allowed on occasion. The best thing to do is look at the website searceysatthegherkin and there should be plenty of... More
28 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 :-)
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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.