The Gherkin

30, Saint Mary Axe, England, EC3A 8BF, United Kingdom


3 Reviews


The Gherkin London Corporate Functions & Events

The Gherkin London is a commercial skyscraper renowned not only for its contemporary architecture but also for providing light-filled, elegant and well-equipped event spaces on the upper floors of the building. Located in the financial district of the city, the building is only minutes away from the City of London. 

Providing unhindered city views, The Gherkin can cater to a range of corporate events like conferences, breakfast meetings and presentations on levels 38, 39 and 40. On offer are flexible packages starting at £110 + VAT per guest with a minimum of 30 guests. 

Your package also includes AV equipment like flipcharts, smart TVs, handheld or lapel microphones, laptop and clicker, high-speed WiFi as well as a prelude engineer and pre-event consultation. 

The Gherkin London Corporate Function & Event Highlights:

  • 3-minute walk from Fenchurch & Aldgate stations
  • 7-10-minute drive from the City of London
  • Choose from seven event spaces – five private dining rooms, Iris Bar and Helix Restaurant.
  • On-site technician 
  • Exclusive use of spaces available
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standing Up to 260 Standing
dining Up to 140 Dining
theatre Up to 140 Theatre
cabaret Up to 70 Cabaret


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Dry Hire
  In-house Catering & Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Gherkin Private Dining, Restaurant Level 39

    Levels 39+40 - Helix & Iris

    Helix restaurant on Level 39 of The Gherkin is famed for its contemporary British menus and panoramic city views. When combined with Iris Bar on Level 40, together they present stunning opportunities for events like wedding receptions and seated dinners for a maximum of 260 and 140 guests respectively. Natural light floods both levels during the day lending a fresh, contemporary vibe. After sundown and as the rest of the city lights up, the space assumes a more dramatic character.

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    Level 40 - Iris Bar

    The Iris Bar on Level 40 of The Gherkin is the ultimate cocktail bar. Count on the bar’s mixologists to whip up delicious cocktails using fresh ingredients and fine liquors as you enjoy a 360-degree view of London. The expansive bar with a domed glass ceiling can be hired exclusively for corporate events, seasonal parties, wedding receptions or even award evenings. Iris Bar can also be hired semi-exclusively for a reception-style event with 70 guests.

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    Level 38 - Private Event Spaces

    On Level 38 are five smaller private dining rooms that can be hired individually, grouped in pairs, or even, as an entire takeover of all five depending on the size of your guest list. Named loftily after different cloud formations - Cirrus, Nimbus, Cumulus, Stratus and Alto - the rooms cater for a range of celebrations from board meetings, five-course feasts and Champagne brunches to intimate wedding dinners, Christmas dos and business breakfasts.

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Nearby Hotels

  • Leonardo Royal London City
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  • The Ned
  • Andaz London Liverpool Street

Nearby Restaurants

  • Angler
  • Kitty Hawk
  • New Street Grill
  • The Ivy City Garden

Nearby Parks

  • Postman’s Park
  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
  • Altab Ali Park
  • Mint Street Park

Nearby Attractions

  • Tower of London
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Sky Garden
  • Tower Bridge

Venue Testimonials

Cocktails at sunset was beautiful! The drinks were tasty, the service was outstanding and the view was spectacular.

Pamela Hicks

Its the most Dynamic looking building in the London’s skyline […] iconic and simple beautiful! […] stands out visually from every angle.

Yamma Asif

Had our Xmas party here and the staff were fabulous and accommodating from get go.

Pippa Cox

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Gherkin can host corporate functions ranging from board meeting brunches, presentations, product launches, conferences or office Christmas parties. 

Thanks to The Gherkin’s location in the city’s financial district, there are many hotels within close proximity for guests to pick and choose from. 

  • Leonardo Royal London City – Room prices from £149 per night
  • Four Seasons Hotel London – Room prices from £455 per night
  • The Ned – Room prices from £238 per night

Street parking is available around The Gherkin. Alternatively, park at the multi-storey car parks at Tower Hill, Middlesex Street & Buckle Street.

Modern British cooking is at the heart of all the menus at The Gherkin London. The ingredients are both responsibly sourced and sustainable. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.

The Gherkin is a short drive from the City of London. It can also be easily reached via tube, train or bus. Aldgate and Fenchurch Street stations are a 3-minute walk while Liverpool Street and Bank stations are within a 5-minute walk from the building.


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