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.

Our address

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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  • Grivy, 07 Dec 2017

    Terinspirasi dari spons laut Euplectella aspergillum, Norman Foster merancang bangunan ini dari lapisan kaca. Bangunan ini juga berperan sebagai saringan udara, untuk meminimalkan kebutuhan AC.

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  • Oksana, 06 Dec 2017

    Потрясающие виды на Лондон!!!!

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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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