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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

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

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £89  32% 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 £133  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
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  29% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Sights nearest Heron Tower

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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to its ... More
 
 
 
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
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
 
 
 
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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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Sights and Attractions near Heron Tower

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Heron Tower
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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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Events near Heron Tower

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House of Holi
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th February to 10th March 2018
Heron Tower, 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
City workers can add a splash of colour to their day and throw paint at each other at the House of Holi which pops up outside ...More
 
 
 
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Cococure's Lagos Fridays
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 14th April 2017 to 30th March 2018 - 10.30pm-3am
Heron Tower, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 5 minutes from Heron Tower
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Ongoing
Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th July 2017 to 29th June 2018 - 10am-5pm
Heron Tower, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 6 minutes from Heron Tower
Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to name a few. It reflects on ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Heron Tower

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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London 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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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 9 minutes from Heron Tower
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... 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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Searcys at The Gherkin
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
30 St Mary Axe, Liverpool Street, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Heron Tower
Located in the top three levels of The Gherkin , 180 metres up above The City, Searcys Restaurant and Bar is ... 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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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Heron Tower
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Heron Tower
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
 
 
 
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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, Shoreditch, London 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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Pubs near Heron Tower

The best pubs near London Heron Tower.
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
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
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Heron Tower
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Heron Tower
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Bishopsgate
London > Nightlife > Bars
158 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Heron Tower
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Swingers
London > Nightlife >
Brown's Buildings, Bury Street, EC3A | 3 minutes from Heron Tower
It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

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Igloos at Aviary
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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 9th April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

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Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 9 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Concerts | On 20th February 2018 

Barbican Hall 12 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from Heron Tower

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