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Searcys at The Gherkin Summer Party Venue

London EC3A 8EP
  • 260
    Maximum Guests
  • 140

Imagine hosting a fantastic summer party against the stunning backdrop of the City’s spectacular sunsets. The Gherkin’s top two floors offer breathtaking 360-degree views of London, and its open-air illusion created by an overhead glass dome is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re planning a corporate summer soirée, cocktails with friends, or a sunset dinner, The Gherkin is the perfect venue for an unforgettable summer celebration.

Searcys at The Gherkin collaborates with international and UK brands each year to create a one-of-a-kind summer pop-up, providing a unique theme for your summer party. Helix restaurant and Iris bar on levels 39 and 40 can be hired exclusively for summer parties and celebrations, offering exclusive hire, summer theming, seasonal menus, bespoke cocktails, alcoholic and entertainment licenses, a late license, a dedicated event manager, and disabled access.

If you’re looking for private dining, The Gherkin’s five private dining rooms on level 38 can also be exclusively hired for summer parties. With floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning views of the City, these adaptable rooms are perfect for summer drinks receptions and sit-down dinners, and can be hired individually or combined to suit your needs.




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1,656 reviews
  • Charmaine Etienne
    Charmaine Etienne
    a week ago

    An absolutely outstanding experience. Everything was just perfect. I celebrated my birthday with my Mum and sisters (belated birthday treat), with the most fabulous Afternoon Tea at Searcys. We were a table of 8 and we all loved the delicate rosé wine that was served as well as the delicious sandwiches and cakes. The tea and food were unlimited and topped up on request at no additional cost which I taught wad a nice touch. The venue, the setting, the views over London all priceless. Best Afternoon Tea experience to date. Can't wait for a return visit!

  • Catharina Schaufler-Mendez

    I went here a few days ago and had an absolutely marvelous time! I made a reservation at the bar to celebrate mother’s day and my mom visiting London - and I am so glad I did! We had an incredible time with gorgeous views (sunset and London at night). Our server, Mateusz, absolutely made our evening! He was incredibly kind and attentive, offered to take our photo, and even brought out a small treat for us in celebration of mother’s day! He drastically elevated our experience - we would not have had such a lovely time without him :) Great bar, incredible views, and amazing service!

  • Kevin Borland
    Kevin Borland
    2 months ago

    Excellent opportunity to spend a bit of time at the top of a building you can't just walk in and visit. Wanted to go to top and see views and wasn't disappointed. Easy booking service and was contacted with information to make visit easier and to ensure my booking was confirmed. Deposit of £15pp was fine and it was credited to my bar bill, so paid for at least 4 drinks in advance. Not the cheapest at £7 for a bottle of beer but it's a out the experience and the views plus it's not that dear compared to central London venues at ground level. Was a bit quiet when I visited so could imagine a lot more atmosphere when full. Service was first class. Our servers were amazing, friendly, attentive and polite. Really enjoyed the visit.

  • David Levy
    David Levy
    a week ago

    We went ro Iris bar at the very top of the building. The service was wonderful, the drinks were delicious and the views spectacular. We only had a nibble (portion of truffle fries) but they were great. Affordable relative to the location. Will definitely go again especially when family from out of town are visiting.

  • T. Graf
    T. Graf
    2 months ago

    Location: Nestled at the pinnacle of the iconic Gherkin building, Searcys offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the London skyline. The impressive setting alone makes a visit here almost essential. Service: The bar staff at Searcys are commendable, attentive, and proficient in their craft, ensuring a pleasant experience with their service. However, the experience is slightly marred by the usher, who seems to struggle with accommodating guests' specific seating requests, which can be disappointing for those looking for a perfect spot to enjoy the view. Ambience: The bar's ambiance under the glass dome is genuinely captivating, creating an almost ethereal experience as you sip your drink bathed in natural light. However, it's unfortunate that the maintenance of the windows isn't kept to the same standard, detracting slightly from the otherwise stellar setting. Summary: Searcys at The Gherkin is undoubtedly a cool bar boasting one of the best views in the city. While the ambiance and service are generally good, a few shortcomings, such as the less accommodating usher and the less-than-pristine condition of the windows, keep it from achieving a perfect score. Despite these issues, it remains a must-visit for those seeking a unique bar experience in London.