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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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 9 minutes walk from The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters , the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a new concept... 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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The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Bangarang
The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Bangarang
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 7th October 2017 

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

The Queen of Hoxton's seasonal rooftop parties have become a legendary addition to the capital's event calendar and this year ...More

 
Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2017 

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

Embark on a musical journey as DJs explore their vast physical and digital collections. Expect disco, soul, funk and reggae....More

London Shuffle Club
London Shuffle Club
Sporting Events | Until 2nd September 2017 

The Yard 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Moving to Worship Street in Shoreditch for the summer, the Shuffle Club gets an outside space from July to September; ...More

 
Junkyard Golf Club
Junkyard Golf Club
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 11 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Getting a refresh for its second year, Junkyard Golf Club in the loading bay of the Old Truman Brewery gets ...More

 
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

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

This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, ...More

 
Evening Cathedral Tour
Leisure | On 23rd August 2017 

Southwark Cathedral 13 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

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The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 14 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
London Riviera
London Riviera
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

London Riviera 14 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

London Riviera is a pop-up food and drink experience bringing Miami beach and the French Riviera to More London Riverside ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 15 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

Borough Talks
Borough Talks
Foodie Events | Until 12th September 2017 

Borough Market 15 minutes walk from The Gherkin Or 30 St Mary Axe

Borough Market launches a new series of talks and debates in 2017, inviting some of the most well respected names ...More

 

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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | From 19th October 

Somerset House

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and restaurants, attired in boldly coloured uniforms. Over a ...More

Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of ...More

 
Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

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Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouses serve ...More

 
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Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
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Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
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Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
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Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
108 Garage
108 Garage
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108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
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Take a step back in time with Mondrian ...More

 
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
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Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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