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

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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  21% 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
 
 
 
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £100  24% off
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
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  32% 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

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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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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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The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 12th April 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 sculptures created out of more than ...More
 
 
 
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Wiggly Jigglers
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 1pm-3pm
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 14 minutes from Heron Tower
Wiggly Jigglers creative movement sessions give kids the space, freedom and time to move in ways that support their development, and that stimulate their imaginations....More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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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
 
 
 
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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

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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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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 10 minutes from Heron Tower
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from Heron Tower
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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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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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from 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
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Catch Champagne Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
Great for a late night drink if you're staying at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, and a glamorous destination bar if you're not, Catch Champagne Bar and ... More
 
 
 
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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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Meeting venue hire 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
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Joao Onofre: DIE Featuring Unfathomable Ruination
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe 2 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Broadgate Ice Rink
Broadgate Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 26th February 2015 

Exchange square 5 minutes walk from Heron Tower

London's longest-running ice rink returns to its new location of Exchange Square in 2014, only a couple of minutes from ...More

 
The First World War and the Bank of England
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Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 6 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Adam Dant: The Budge Row Bibliotheque
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Bloomberg SPACE 7 minutes walk from Heron Tower

Highly detailed ink drawings capturing two millennia of everyday life on the lost street of the City of London, exploring ...More

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Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2015 

Coq d'Argent 8 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

Whitechapel Gallery 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Attraction | Next performance 26th January 2015 

Tower Of London 10 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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The Art of the Brick
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The Old Truman Brewery 11 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Village Underground 11 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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