When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by the ludicrously lofty Shard - which trumps the building at 110 Bishopsgate standing at 309.7 metres to Heron Tower's mere 230 metre height. Most striking from street level is the triple height fish tank - the largest privately owned aquarium in Europe - which includes live sharks among the 67 different species swimming about. The tank is cared for by two full-time attendants and they employ divers to clean the rocks and windows twice a week. As well as offices - most of which are split into three storey 'villages' - there are three cafes and restaurants in the building: The Drift on the ground floor; SushiSamba up on the 38th and 39th floors; and Duck & Waffle above that right at the top of the building, both of which opened in the summer of 2012.
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40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
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5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
Housed in an esteemed former banking hall in the City, this magnificent boutique hotel provides a luxurious sanctuary. The spacious rooms are decorated in a chic ... More
London > Apartment > Apartment from £100 28% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 6 minutes from Heron Tower
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one of ... More
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Heron Tower, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 5 minutes from Heron Tower
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Heron Tower, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 6 minutes from Heron Tower
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
78 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 1 minute from Heron Tower
Art exhibitions, films, poetry and live world music events are regularly held at St Ethelburga's Centre. Weekly concerts are mainly staged on Friday nights (doors open ... More
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 5 minutes from Heron Tower
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
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7 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
This excellent butchers within the beautiful Leadenhall Market continues the long tradition at the market where British food has been sold since the 14th century. The ... More
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
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