Heron Tower

 
 
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110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N 4AY 
 
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Heron TowerWhen 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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Heron Tower

Near Heron Tower
Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £110  35% off
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £87  36% 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
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  21% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Sights nearest Heron Tower

Nearest to Heron Tower
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, 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
 
 
 
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes from Heron Tower
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Heron Tower
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her Majesty ... More
 
 
 
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it was ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 10 minutes from Heron Tower
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
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Count Chocula
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 12th July 2014
The Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk, off Brick Lane, E1 | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
The DJ spins 90s R&B....More
 
 
 
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race Finish
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 12th July 2014
St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge Approach, St Katharine's Way, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 13 minutes from Heron Tower
Welcome the Corinthian sailors of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race as they celebrate their momentous 40,000 mile circumnavigation with a triumphant victory parade ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Heron Tower

Near Heron Tower
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Bishopsgate Institute
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
 
 
 
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ClueQuest
London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 10 minutes from Heron Tower
Following Pinky and the Brain's failed attempt at taking over the world, it's now time for another mouse to have a crack at it. Having escaped ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Heron Tower

The best shops and markets near Heron Tower
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
 
 
 
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Cheese at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
Dedicated fromageries are rare in London, but with around 100 different British and continental cheeses on offer, they don't come much more dedicated than Cheese at ... More
 
 
 
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Butcher at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Heron Tower

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SushiSamba
London > Restaurants >
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | Same location as Heron Tower
Opening its first European location in London in the summer of 2012, SushiSamba serves Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food from its lofty location, 175 metres up, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
25 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Heron Tower
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
33 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Heron Tower
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Heron Tower

Near Heron Tower
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Heron Tower
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Heron Tower
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from Heron Tower
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Heron Tower gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 12 minutes from Heron Tower
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 14 minutes from Heron Tower
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Heron Tower

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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 6 minutes from Heron Tower
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 10 minutes from Heron Tower
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Heron Tower

Heron Tower clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Heron Tower
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch House
London > Nightlife > Bars
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from Heron Tower
In a former tea warehouse in the part of town where the City meets the East End you'll find another off-shoot from Soho House founder Nick ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Heron Tower
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Heron Tower

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Heron Tower.
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
 

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A Night Of Pure Mystic Mbira Music Of Zimbabwe
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace EC2N 4AG EC2N 4AY - 0 minute walk from Heron Tower

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Eric Ranzoni
Concerts | Until 27th September 2014 

Boisdale Of Bishopsgate 4 minutes walk from Heron Tower

The London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues....More

Peter And The Test Tube Babies
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

The Pipeline 4 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Gaucho World Cup Screenings
Gaucho World Cup Screenings
Foodie Events | Until 13th July 2014 

Gaucho - City 4 minutes walk from Heron Tower

Add a bit of class to your World Cup experience by enjoying the games with a side serving of steak ...More

 
The Kit Cat Club
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th August 2014 

Proud Cabaret City 5 minutes walk from Heron Tower

1920s themed burlesque night featuring Miss Betsey Rose, Jolie Papillon, Sophia St. Villier and Mat Ricardo....More

Independent Label Market: London
Shopping | On 12th July 2014 

Old Spitalfields Market 8 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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This Feeling
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 12th July 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

Guest and resident DJs spin rock....More

Cat Lovers
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th July 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

House and techno courtesy of Cat Lovers....More

Rock Your Socks Workshop
Exhibitions | On 12th July 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

An upcycling masterclass....More

No Sweat! Sports Day
Leisure | On 12th July 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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