Venue in focus: Searcy’s The Gherkin

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At the top of one of London’s most iconic buildings, Searcys at the Gherkin is a breath-taking event space. 360-degree views across the London’s skyline meets world-class catering, from the moment you walk into the space you will be hooked. In October, Searcys celebrates its 170th birthday and why better way to mark the occasion than by hosting your next event there? 

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What is it?
Heritage meets contemporary with Searcys bar and restaurant at the Gherkin. Choose from drinks in the spectacular cocktail bar or the fine dining restaurant, the perfect place to celebrate with friends, family or clients.

Fresh floral arrangements feature on every table and the stylish clear chairs add to the sophisticated nature of Searcys. The décor is minimalist so as not to distract from Searcys spectacular view over The Shard and Tower Bridge.

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Where is it?
Located on the top three floors of The Gherkin and in the heart of the City of London, Searcys at the Gherkin address is: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP. A six-minute stroll from Aldgate station and ten-minute walk from London’s Liverpool Street Station.


Why we love it?
A futuristic style in one of London’s oldest and most established restaurant groups. Not one to rest on their laurels, Searcys at the Gherkin’s world-class menus created by Michelin star chef Barry Tonks is definitely something to write home about. Their dedication to attention to detail is phenomenal, the service is tailored to you and your group. From start to finish, Searcys creates an unforgettable experience.

How it works for events?
Three floors of event space all available for private hire, hosting seated dinners of up to 140 people or cocktail receptions for 260 guests. The restaurant can seat up to 70 people, which creates a fanatic intimacy as a gala dinner venue in London. The centre piece of the room is the glass dome rooftop. Searcys at the Gherkin is known for their innovative theming, particularly around the festive season for Christmas parties. An exceptional Christmas party venue in London, this year expect an alpine lodge to take over Searcys The Gherkin.

Alpine Sky Lodge

There is a private dining room called the Chivas Room, which can seat up to 18 guests in a boardroom layout. Also available for a private reception for up to 28 guests. The Chivas room is ideal for breakfast meetings due to the light filled room and excellent breakfast menus. The Perrier-Jouet room is larger, seating up to 24 guests and with space for 35 standing. And for evening drinks, there is nothing like the Gherkin Sky Suite, seating up to 40 guests. For occasions where you need to impress, there is nothing like Searcys at the Gherkin.

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