The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

 
 
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30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V 1LP 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary AxeDesigned 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 the City of London's most stunning and critically acclaimed architectural features. Looming up at 180 metres tall it towers over nearby constructions and with its tessellated glass exterior and unique energy-saving methods was voted (December 2005) the most admired new building in the world. It's hard to miss if you're wandering around the City and, while it's not open to the public (except during London Open House Weekend), it's worth a visit just to stand at the base and take in its sleek smooth structure.

 

The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe events

 
Stand Up For Cancer: London 3 PeaksStand Up For Cancer: London 3 PeaksStand Up For Cancer: London 3 PeaksThe inaugural London 3 Peaks, the capital's first endurance and adrenaline event of its kind, takes place in October 2014. Organised by Cancer Research UK, the event invites Londoners to Stand Up To Cancer by being sponsored to take part in this gruelling event. The event will see participants climb the steps of three of London's tallest buildings,5th October 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe, 30  St Mary Axe      EC3V 1LP
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Stand Up For Cancer: London 3 Peaks
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Alternative Sports
DATES  Sunday 5th October 2014
The inaugural London 3 Peaks, the capital's first endurance and adrenaline event of its kind, takes place in October 2014. Organised by Cancer Research UK, the event invites Londoners to Stand Up To Cancer by being sponsored to take part in this gruelling event. The event will see participants climb the steps of three of London's tallest buildings,... More about this event
 
 

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LondonTown.com - The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
4 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
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  33% off
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  26% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £87  41% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Nearest to The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 3 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 5 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Events near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 9 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 11 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Books About Town: Riverside Trail
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 2nd July to 15th September 2014
City Hall, 110 The Queen's Walk, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
This summer you can find 50 Books About Town benches dotted around London - an inspired idea and a fun way to enjoy ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ClueQuest
London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 11 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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 The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

The best shops and markets near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cheese at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Butcher at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
7 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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 The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

What are the best dining options near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Specialists in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city, this store and adjoining ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
25 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
33 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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 The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 16 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 17 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Leisure near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 9 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 12 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Pubs near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

The best pubs near London The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 7 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 11 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Nightlife near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Catch Champagne Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch House
London > Nightlife > Bars
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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 The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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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Conversations On Forgiveness: Screening Plus Panel Discussion
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2014 

St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace 2 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

A screening of the documentary Beyond Forgiving, followed by a panel discussion about making peace and working with your enemies....More

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

Bank of England Museum 7 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

The First World War and the Bank of England, taking place at the Bank of England Museum, looks at the ...More

 
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 15th September 2014 

Tower Of London 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2014 

Tower Of London 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat ...More

 
Hoxton Ukulele Hootenanny
Concerts | On 15th September 2014 

The Queen Of Hoxton 10 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Music and a BBQ as the ukulele jam celebrates its second birthday. Plus, uke band The Fleas take to the ...More

Open Mic Nights
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

The Vibe Bar 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

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Comedy Bin
Comedy | On 15th September 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter....More

Open Mic Night
Concerts | Until 27th October 2014 

The Vibe Bar 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Aspiring musicians perform to an open genre music policy....More

Kourelou
Music | On 15th September 2014 

Wilton's Music Hall 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

The band from Greece performs music from the Balkans....More

Music Therapy - The Art And Science
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Barbican Centre 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

An exhibition designed to present a visual history of music therapy....More

 
 
 
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