After being seated with a wonderful view of London the waiter explained the menu. The tea and first course was served. When we had finished the sandwiches we waited 40 minutes for a waiter to come back, we had finished the small pot of tea and just expected more to be served. When they finally brought the scones and cakes the experience was going down hill. Before leaving we ask if we could take the leftover cakes home but the waiter said that its not a service they provide. There are far better places for afternoon tea than here.
The Cucumber Tower is not very good for shooting. It happened to be blocked by many tall buildings from the opposite bank. It can still be photographed from the side. The previous Cucumber Tower was quite famous, but now it is impacted by the limelight of the walkie-talkie building...
For architecture lovers, especially modern architecture can be so divided, this is a must see. Don't just look at the building from a distance, come closer and look at it from another angle, it's beautiful to go to the rooftop in the evening to watch the sunset.
The Gherkin is not talking about pickled vegetables, but a landmark building in central London-30 St Mary Axe Street. If you have seen the skyline of London, you will not miss this unique skyscraper.
Swiss Reinsurance Headquarters Building (Swiss ReTower), but because of its cucumber-like appearance, it is nicknamed the Gherkin Building by locals (Gherkin means cucumber pickled), and the egg shape is also in London, which is the City Hall of London.
Appeared in the Detective Conan clip, the prototype of the pickled cucumber, the nearby city hall
Although the surrounding skyscrapers are getting higher and higher, when did the Gherkin give this ancient city a modern shock
Today this is still the coordinates of the First Financial District. Many financial institutions of all kinds choose to work here. The corridor between the columns downstairs brings together restaurants, supermarkets, banks and other external service departments.
There is a peculiar conical building in the City of London, which is called the "cucumber" by the locals. Just as the new CCTV building in Beijing is called the "big pants", the original official name of the "Gherkin" is the Swiss Re Headquarters Building, which is 180 meters high and is the most expensive office building in the UK. "The Gherkin" is known as London's first ecological environment skyscraper. Its shape is based on the principle of aerodynamics, so that there will be no strong gusts of wind under the building like other tall buildings; the glass curtain wall allows sunlight to enter the room as much as possible to achieve natural lighting; Good ventilation design reduces the use of air conditioning.