30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin)

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The distinctive 41-storey office building in the City of London is officially known as 30 St Mary Axe but most people simply call it the Gherkin owing to its unique shape. The Gherkin was built on the site of the historic Baltic Exchange, which was destroyed in 1992 by a Provisional IRA terrorist bomb.

Although closed to the public, the building is one of the City’s best known landmarks.


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30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
Tube Aldgate (Circle and Metropolitan lines), Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) Train Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street
Website www.30stmaryaxe.com

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  • Heba, 11 May 2017


    Huge well structured building ❤️😍

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  • Alistair, 23 Sep 2016


    If you come for open house get here for 7am. I was in the queue at 7:30 and it took over 2hours to get up :(

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  • OngAndrew, 15 Jan 2015


    One of the great architecture in London City

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  • Sarah, 11 Jan 2015


    Best place to unwind and take a breather from the busy life. Know someone who can get you in or become a member. Watching the sunset is a special and unique experience in this crowded city!

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  • Sara, 08 Jan 2015


    lovely piece of art x

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  • John, 30 Oct 2014


    Awesome views from the top of one of London's most iconic buildings.

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  • Gustavo, 23 Sep 2014


    Visit the terrace to have the best views from London!

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  • Hervé, 21 Sep 2014


    Iconic building

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  • Stefanie, 16 Sep 2014


    Amazing place, amazing view!

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  • Antoine, 23 Aug 2014


    It's a beautiful building ! You have a bar with 360 view at the last floor. Try it !

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  • Lila, 20 Aug 2014


    Open House 2014: Saturday and Sunday, 8am-3pm. Photo ID / high security, including bag and body scans.

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  • Niraj, 23 Mar 2014


    Get to the cafe at the top to see a beautiful view of London including the Shard.

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  • gareth, 13 Mar 2014


    Make sure u visit the top atriumFantastic views and some decent food if your event host obliged. Must visit if you are given the opportunity.

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  • Vladimir, 25 Jan 2014


    It's very hard to find place to take picture with the whole building. It's impossible to do it near entrance. So better go along one of the street and catch all things and gherkin going to be the best

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  • Graham, 04 Dec 2013


    Inspite previous tip: bar/cafe at top is not open to general public. Only residents, guests and private members. Tho it's a shame as it's a stunning venue:)

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  • Libra! 🚺, 07 Oct 2013


    My opinion, The Gherkin is the most impressive building in London, and looks great at night from Heron Tower.

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  • Luis, 22 Sep 2013


    open house london 2013, the best queues in London

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  • Vee, 21 Sep 2013


    Open house London watch out Goethe very very long queues.

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  • André, 17 Jul 2013


    Doin bidnes!

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  • Peter, 18 May 2013


    Great little food stalls on Friday.

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  • Rafi, 28 Mar 2013


    הבנין נראה מדהים לא יאומן

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  • Rosa, 29 Dec 2012


    Impressive building!

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  • Taben, 02 Dec 2012


    Финансовый центр Лондона. Штаб-квартира компании Swiss Re. Официальное название 41-этажного небоскреба "30 St Mary Axe"/"Сент-Мэри Экс 30", но аборигены называют его «Огурец» (англ. The Gherkin)

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  • Marquise, 22 Nov 2012


    Modern building looks really neat and interesting, and it has very harmonious shape.

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  • Jeffrey, 16 Oct 2012


    Iconic modern architecture and symbol of London designed by Norman Foster and Arup engineers.

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  • Morgans Hotel Group, 29 Mar 2012


    Technically, this is the Swiss Re building, but everyone calls it the Gherkin, for obvious reasons. Or a torpedo, or a cigar...Entry is by employment with Swiss Re, or a private table at 40/30

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  • James, 17 Feb 2012


    Run around in the revolving doors so you can say you have been inside, much to the annoyance of the security guards....

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  • Colin, 29 Jan 2012


    One of the best looking new buildings in London, and a very futuristic monument on the horizon. Check out the concave mirror or the Inside-Out Building nearby.

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  • Ann, 24 Aug 2011


    If you can get to the restaurant / bar at the top, do. Most breathtaking views of London I've ever seen, glorious watching-the-sun-set location, and not a bad drinks menu either

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  • HISTORY UK, 04 Aug 2011


    The site of the famous Gherkin was formerly occupied by the Baltic Exchange, a historic building which was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992.

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  • National Maritime, 11 Jul 2011


    The Baltic Exchange once stood here. From an 1823 coffee house group keen to combat ‘wild gambling’ in commodities, it is now the world’s most important market for shipping. Find your maritime story.

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  • Bullbearings, 15 Jun 2011


    One of the most iconic London landmarks, located just a few yards down Liverpool Street. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of London while enjoying a coffee on the top floor.

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  • Parisian Geek, 13 Feb 2011


    30 St Mary Axe ou le "Cornichon" est le premier gratte-ciel écologique du pays. Au dernier étage, il y a un bar avec une vue à 360° sur Londres! Profitez du paysage avec un bon thé.

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  • Tony, 11 Oct 2010


    One of London's most impressive erections.

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  • Daniel, 11 Aug 2010


    30 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8EP

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  • Alliott, 10 Mar 2010


    Head to the cafe at the top, sensational 360 degree views across London.

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