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Affectionately known as 'The Gherkin', this iconic building is one of London's most unique and prestigious landmarks. Since its opening in 2004, 30 St ...


Affectionately known as 'The Gherkin', this iconic building is one of London's most unique and prestigious landmarks. Since its opening in 2004, 30 St Mary Axe has established itself as one of the city's premier entertaining venues. The glass-domed pinnacle at the top of the building, which offers 360-degree views from 180 metres up, is available for exclusive hire for corporate and private dinners, receptions and celebrations. In addition, the luxurious private dining rooms on Level 38 are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner with views that take your breath away.

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Room Layouts

Room Style Capacity
Level 39 and 40
Reception 260
Dinner/Dance 144
Cabaret 70
Banqueting 144
Theatre 100
Boardroom 16
Private Dining Room 1
Reception 30
Banqueting 15
Boardroom 15
Private Dining Room 2
Reception 25
Banqueting 12
Boardroom 12
Main Restaurant space
Private dining 260


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Baths with handrails
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff available twenty four hours
Staff disability awareness trained
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Accessible fitting rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to swimming pool
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low reception or information counters
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Booking Facilities
Advance booking only
Cancellation policy
Group bookings accepted
Members only
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Civil Partnership licence held
Trade vehicle access
Venue can display vehicles inside
Wedding service
General Facilities
Internet access
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

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Contact Details

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30 St Mary Axe
City of Westminster
+44 (0)20 7071 5009
+44 (0)20 7071 5003

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