30 St Mary Axe
Church of St Ethelburga-the-Virgin
Perhaps the finest surviving medieval church in the City is the 13th-century Church of St Ethelburga-the-Virgin near Liverpool St...
Lloyd’s of London
While the world’s leading insurance brokers are inside underwriting everything from cosmonauts’ lives to film stars’ legs, people...
On the 42nd floor of a 183m-high tower, this circular bar has expansive views over the city that stretch for miles on a clear day. The...
Bevis Marks Restaurant
Enjoy upmarket kosher cuisine in elegant surroundings next to London’s oldest synagogue, built in 1701. All the old Jewish favourites...
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Nicknamed 'the Gherkin' for its odd shape, 30 St Mary Axe remains the City's most distinctive skyscraper, dominating the skyline though actually being slightly smaller than the neighbouring NatWest Tower. Built in 2003 by award-winning Norman Foster, the phallic Gherkin’s futuristic exterior has become an emblem of modern London and as recognisable as Big Ben or the London Eye.