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How high would you like to raise your corporate profile? Invite your guests to The Gherkin’s iconic glass & steel dome, and you’ll understand why brands and businesses thrive in the skies above London.


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 a 360-degree view 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
Alto-Cumulus and Cirrus- Stratus
Round Tabled 50
Reception 70
Dinner/Dance 60
Cabaret 40
Banqueting 50
Theatre 60
Boardroom 24
Cirrus, Nimbus, Cumulus
Reception 28
Banqueting 18
Theatre 24
Boardroom 18
Helix and Iris (375m² / 4,035ft²)
Round Tabled 140
Reception 260
Dinner/Dance 100
Cabaret 70
Banqueting 140
Theatre 140
Stratus and Alto
Reception 35
Banqueting 30
Theatre 32
Boardroom 24


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
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
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
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
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
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
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Internet access
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

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Contact Details

Looking for more information on organising an event at this venue?

30 St Mary Axe
City of Westminster
0330 107 0815
+44 (0)20 7071 5003

London & Partners

As the official convention bureau for London, we offer free, impartial advice, guidance and support to event planners, associations and convention organisers.

Contact us directly if you are planning your event from outside the UK or working on behalf on an international client. We can help you and your delegates access the best that London has to offer.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7234 5833