The Gherkin


30 St Mary Axe is a tall office building in London known affectionately as The Gherkin. The Gherkin was designed by Sir Norman Foster and opened in 2004. The Gherkin is 180m tall.

The Gherkin in London is not open to the public.

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Venue Details & Map

The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe
The City
+44 (0)20 7071 5008
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 59 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Gherkin

5.0 out of 5 29 September 2015
by Josh B.

For the longest time I've wanted to see "the Gherkin". I've seen the Swiss Re Building in books before and never ever thought I would get to see it up close. My euro trip had us venture into London and while my sister tried to find warmer clothing in the T.K. Maxx nearby, I headed up the street to see the prize, The Gherkin, in all it's glory. As I cranked my neck and head upward to take it...more

5.0 out of 5 18 April 2015
by Rachel B.

We were treated to a night at the Gherkin after a work away day 2 nights ago and I'm still feeling the effects of it now (although I'm sure that was down to the crazy marketeers I was with)! All of the staff were so welcoming and guided us all up to the top floor of the Gherkin. The view was magical as soon as you walked up the winding staircase. My friend and I did a sweep of the floor to...more

5.0 out of 5 5 October 2014
by Alyssa P.

Another architectural gem! I love London's skyline with its combination of historical wonders, a giant ferris wheel and some of the most modern unique architecture around.

As with the Shard ( I didn't actually get to go inside the Gherkin but I marvel at the design of it. It's an amazing looking structure and so worth a...more

5.0 out of 5 5 December 2013
by Pat F.

While casually walking back to our hotel on Gracechurch with my folks and admiring the beauty of this little church nestled in between two buildings, what do I see slightly peeking out behind this beautiful little church? I see this black and grayish glassed in, diamond shaped, metal sphere of a building that looked like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. The contrast between this centuries old...more

3.0 out of 5 3 March 2013
by Mital P.

I can't possibly give this building 5 stars like everyone else.

Why? Because although I like the look of it, I'm not allowed inside to admire the view from the top. As if that wasn't bad enough, the building was originally designed to be Eco-friendly and not need air conditioning. It employed a clever system that was supposed to let air circulate around the entire building with the hot air...more

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