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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

1,606 reviews
  • Hayley
    a week ago

    We enjoyed the afternoon tea for my birthday and it was lovely. The staff were so polite and kept our teas topped up. The pink skies at sunset were a beautiful backdrop to an unforgettable day!

  • Theo Georgallou
    Theo Georgallou
    2 months ago

    The views are amazing, the food was fantastic and the service was great. It’s a bit on the pricey side but you kinda expect that when you go to the gherkin. Unfortunately we didn’t get a window seat but the views were still great

  • H C
    H C
    3 months ago

    What a great place to enjoy Afternoon tea. Highly recommend. Incredible views, delicious food and brilliant service. Worth noting - to get a window seat you need to get their first sittings. Sadly and surprisingly they don’t offer decaf breakfast tea, only decaf coffee. If you are there at the last sitting it’s worth hanging around and going upstairs to the 40th floor to the bar which opens at 5pm. The views get even better. This restaurant beats a lot of the 5 star London hotels we’ve been to for afternoon tea- better service and it’s also more reasonably priced too.

  • Moyca Disini
    Moyca Disini
    a week ago

    It was such a lovely afternoon! Food was delicious and scones were really good but need to call out the service. It was top tier and our server was very friendly! Would recommend for a lovely afternoon tea and views were great :)

  • Nicole Aregger
    Nicole Aregger
    4 months ago

    Limitless Sparkling Afternoon Tea for 90min. We enjoyed a sparkling afternoon tea watching a beautiful sunset from the Gherkin. The afternoon tea included Searcys Cuvée Brut Champagne and costed 85£ per person. A reservation is highly recommended. The staff really takes it serious with the refill so you won’t need to worry if it will be worth it or not, it simply is. The view is very special and all in all a very nice experience. The staff is very attentive and professional. The restaurant was as expected. Only bad part was, that the time passed to quickly. Good offer considering the whole package.

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