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|Address:||Levels 39-40, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP|
|Tel:||020 7071 5009|
|Price: £63.00||Wine: £20.00||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 9am-4pm (Fri -11pm)|
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If you can get in here, and trust me its not simple you either need to know someone or become a member at a huge cost, 40|30 offers quite simply the most stunning views of any venue in London. The service is good if a touch too fussy – see if you can get more than a third of the way through a glass of wine or water before its been topped up – and its certainly not cheap (we managed to spend around £260 for two – all be it with quite a lot of drinks!), but as somewhere to take a special date this is an amazing venue. The bar, right at the top of the Gherkin, provides 360 degree views of the whole of London, the restaurant is more limited due to the private rooms, but even so is quite stunning. Food is good, but not exceptional (desserts are a definite highlight though) and without the view would struggle to justify its high price. Worth going at least once – if nothing else to be able to bore friends with the pictures you'll want to take – and try and go over the period of sunset as the day to night transition is amazing.