Sights and Attractions near The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe

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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 2 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as ' The Cheesegrater ' due to its distinctive sloping... More
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 3 minutes walk 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... More
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 5 minutes walk 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... More
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a... More
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes walk 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... More
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Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name -... More
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes walk 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.... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a 4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 7 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 8 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
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Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 8 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried... More
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 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 London is like traveling back... More
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the... More
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others,... More
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian... More
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
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... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So... More
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network,... More
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One Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Sights
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre... More
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BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights
BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

A combination of installation, performance, film, video, sound, and talks over a period of ten days transforms the Tate Modern ...More

 
BMW Tate Live: Dear Guests...
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

In March 2017 Tate Modern presents the first in a sequence of annual Live Exhibitions. This new exhibition format is ...More

Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

He started out in the early 1990s photographing clubbers for i-D magazine, in 2000 he won the Turner prize in ...More

 
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

A collection of modernist photography brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, with works by notable ...More

 
Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

The French avant-garde artist transforms the Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, stimulating visitors' senses with choreographed acoustics, lighting, flying ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

American artist Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 21 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Fire! Fire!
Fire! Fire!
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

The Museum of London marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666 with a ...More

 
Richard Mosse: Incoming
Richard Mosse: Incoming
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Winner Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the ...More

 

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The Big Egg Hunt at Pop Brixton
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The Luna Cinema: Crystal Palace Park
Film Events | From 24th June 

Crystal Palace Park

The Luna Cinema comes to Crystal Palace Park for one weekend in June....More

The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Dreamgirls
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The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Big
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The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - The Princess Bride
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The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - The Big Lebowski
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Mitridate, re di Ponto
Concerts | From 7th July 

Royal Opera House

Mozart's fourth opera, premiered when he was 14, is back on Jean Racine's story of jealous love and political intrigue....More

Picturehouse Travelling Cinema
Film Events | Until 6th April 

Ealing Filmworks

Picturehouse Travelling Cinema comes to Ealing Filmworks from 23rd March to 6th April 2017, ahead of the permanent Picturehouse cinema opening here in 2019....More

Ealing Filmworks
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In December 2016 construction of the Ealing Filmworks development began confirming the long-awaited cinema, operated ...More

 
Dandy
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Following a successful pop-up restaurant in a shipping container in London Fields, Daniel Wilson and ...More

 
Feasting with Florence: Mark Jarvis and Florence Knight
Feasting with Florence: Mark Jarvis and Florence Knight
Foodie Events | On 9th April 

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Gome Galily - Supper At The Snail
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L'Escargot

Israeli chef Gome Galily, who has worked at ...More

 
The Commercial
The Commercial
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Herne Hill pub blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel ...More

 
Rick Stein, Barnes
Rick Stein, Barnes
Dining 

Rick Stein, famous for his fish restaurants, comes to the capital for the first time, ...More

 
Vintage Borough
Vintage Borough
Dining 

Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Vintage Borough restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing ...More

 
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Dining 

Friends Matt who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who works for ...More

 
Lupins
Lupins
Dining 

Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours ...More

 
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Drinking 

Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
Trawler Trash
Dining 

Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
Dining 

Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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