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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.




Google Reviews

1,461 reviews
  • Julian Johnson
    Julian Johnson
    11 months ago

    Here for a corporate event (private rooms) and it's an impressive location. The views are a major selling point. The views are some of the best and it's gorgeous for a sunset. The windows could have done with a clean mind! Food wise and event wise it's very professional and really well managed. Staff were excellent and the food was very tasty given the large services involved. Wine was good without being notable. If you're looking to impress clients this is an excellent choice.

  • M. H
    M. H
    a year ago

    The most amazing experience and best service I have received in London. Staff were very attentive, willing to tailor the service the way you feel comfortable with. Very quick service,friendly and down to earth team.Food was gorgeous! Manager came over to the our table to make conversation with us which is rare nowadays in a restaurant. He was happy to receive feedback and willing to go extra miles. A waiter called Viktor was so lovely and made me and my son feeling very comfortable during visit. When we left he personally came over to say goodbye and mentioned that we were welcome to go up to the bar to take some pics if we would like to which we did. For me the best experience and service I have received from the min you enter/leave the restaurant. And the view ‘wow’ absolutely stunning! We will be back no questions about it. Thank you Searcys! You are a great team !

  • Kimberly DaCosta
    Kimberly DaCosta
    a month ago

    Amazing afternoon tea experience. My 12yro and I enjoyed the £55 per person with sparkling and non-alcoholic sparkling wine option. We got a table by the window and it was a beautiful view. Service was lovely and attentive. We were asked if we wanted more sandwiches, tea or wine often. Overall it was a good value as prices can vary across London but for us it was the right choice.

  • Kira Kearsley
    Kira Kearsley
    a month ago

    Amazing place and so worth the visit! Absolutely loved the views and the drinks. The food was great for sharing. They did not have the biggest platters, but it was perfect for appetizers. Make sure to get reservations in advance! Usually, you can get seats for the bar, but not for dinning. The kitchen closes at 9:30 but you can stay in the bar until about 11 and order drinks. Very nice. We were able to be there for sunset. Well worth it!

  • Han Y
    Han Y
    a month ago

    Extraordinary restaurant for the view inside the Gherkin! Reservations required to get a table. As an added bonus you can go upstairs to the bar for a 360 degrees view of the city! But food quality wise was quite disappointing as it was just average… the Sirloin steak we ordered was dry, poor quality cut of meat and between medium and medium rare there wasn’t much difference. The triple cooked chips was nice and the desserts were ok. Great customer service though! This place is very busy so they expect to take the table back after an hour and half. Overall would still recommend for the views but probably just book for the bar would be better for views.

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