30 St Mary Axe
Bevis Marks Synagogue
Completed in 1701 and the first synagogue built after Oliver Cromwell allowed the return of the Jews to Britain in 1657, this is a...
Church of St Ethelburga
Perhaps the finest surviving medieval church in the City is the 13th-century Church of St Ethelburga near Liverpool St station, which...
More commonly known as the Cheese Grater, the wedge-shaped Leadenhall Building is angled at 10 degrees and is the second-tallest tower...
On the 42nd floor of the 183m-high Tower 42, this circular bar has expansive views over the City that stretch for miles on clear days....
Duck & Waffle
If you like your views with sustenance round the clock, this is the place for you. Perched atop Heron Tower, just down from Liverpool St...
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Nicknamed 'the Gherkin' for its unusual shape, 30 St Mary Axe is arguably the City's most distinctive skyscraper, dominating the skyline despite actually being slightly smaller than the neighbouring NatWest Tower. Built in 2003 by award-winning Norman Foster, the Gherkin’s futuristic exterior has become an emblem of modern London – as recognisable as Big Ben and the London Eye.
The building is closed to the public, though in the past it has opened its doors over the Open House London weekend in September.