The Gherkin opened in April 2004, it is 180 metres (591 ft) tall. The real name is 30 St Mary Axe. There is only one carved piece of glass, the lens right at the top. The building is an iconic symbol of London and is one of the city’s most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture.
Where is The Gherkin? It is a 5 minute walk from Aldgate Station in zone 1. Aldgate serves the Metropolitan, Circle lines.
What is nearby? Leadenhall Market 5 mins.
Did you know? It has 7,429 panes of glass, equivalent to three football pitches.