THE CUCUMBER IS COMING TO LONDON

We’ve already got the Gherkin and the Tulip is on the way but you know London loves a good skyscraper, so get ready for the Cucumber. Officially known as 1 Merchant Square, this 42-storey building in Paddington has actually been in the works for years but Westminster Council has only just given it the green light.

When finished (we have no idea when that’ll be though) the Cucumber will be 492ft tall, with 209 flats, a 90 room hotel on the lower floors and a Skybar on the top two floors. Fancy.

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Merchant Square, Paddington, London
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