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The Gherkin, City, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
 
 
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Helix lunch service: 12pm-2.15pm, Helix dinner service: 6pm-9pm, Iris Bar: 11am-11pm
 

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Helix and IrisPreviously London's highest private members' club, Searcys at The Gherkin relaunched as new restaurant and bar Helix and Iris in 2018, opening the space to the public for the very first time. Located on the 39th and 40th floors of the iconic Norman Foster-designed building, the striking space is now home to a sky-high contemporary restaurant and a champagne and cocktail bar. Helix, on the 39th floor, is an elegant spot that celebrates British produce, serving a contemporary menu that focuses on the best ingredients available in the British Isles. Upstairs, Iris is thought to be the only bar in London that boasts 360-degree views, and visitors can take in the whole of the city and its most famous buildings while also watching the planes fly past above - it's a breath-taking spot that should be experienced at least once by every Londoner. As well as the unrivalled views, guests can also enjoy a line-up of champagne, English sparkling wine and cocktails. The cocktail menu draws inspiration from the view with options including The Little White Bird, inspired by Kensington Gardens, and the Jack the Ripper, referencing Whitechapel's most famous former visitor. Taking its name from the Gherkin's structure itself, Helix and Iris is now one of London's most impressive and unique eating and drinking destinations.

 

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Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  33% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 5 minutes from Helix and Iris
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £101  36% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from Helix and Iris
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  39% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 5 minutes from Helix and Iris
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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Lewis & Clarke - Bury Court
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
38 St. Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Bob Bob Cite
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant in the landmark Cheesegrater building ... More
 
 
 
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Broadleaf
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
25 Old Broad Street, EC2N | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
From the team behind The Botanist in Broadgate Circle and Sloane Square , Aviary and the Jugged Hare ... More
 
 
 
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KERB Gherkin
London > Restaurants >
30 St Mary Axe, EC3A | Same location as Helix and Iris
On Thursday lunchtimes KERB street food market brings eight traders to the forecourt of ... More
 
 
 
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Caravaggio
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
107 - 112 Leadenhall Street, Bank, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
Italian cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
33 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 13th November 2019
Helix and Iris, 56 Leadenhall Street
, EC3A | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
 
 
 
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Sam Warburton - Signing copies of Open Side
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 19th September 2019 - 12.30pm
Helix and Iris, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
Uniquely successful and unquestionably talented as he may be, it is Sam Warburton's intelligence and strategic thinking that set him apart on the rugby field. This ...More
 
 
 
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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
Helix and Iris, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 8 minutes from Helix and Iris
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...More
 
 
 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
London > Entertainment >
13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime with a theatrical drinking, dining and entertainment experience. Cups of ... More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from Helix and Iris
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Helix and Iris
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one of ... More
 
 
 
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by the ... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to its ... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
 
 
 
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Cheese at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
Dedicated fromageries are rare in London, but with around 100 different British and continental cheeses on offer, they don't come much more dedicated than Cheese at ... More
 
 
 
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Butcher at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
7 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
This excellent butchers within the beautiful Leadenhall Market continues the long tradition at the market where British food has been sold since the 14th century. The ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes from Helix and Iris
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 16 minutes from Helix and Iris
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 17 minutes from Helix and Iris
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Helix and Iris
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from Helix and Iris
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from Helix and Iris
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Helix and Iris
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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Swingers
London > Nightlife >
Brown's Buildings, Bury Street, EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C. East
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Bishopsgate
London > Nightlife > Bars
158 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | Same location as Helix and Iris
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Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
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Coopers' Hall
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13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
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An immersive, audio experience by Seen Displays, exploring the motivating forces behind the modern consumer....More

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Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2019 

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Original animation artwork from a selection of films including Rupert The Bear, The World Of Peter Rabbit and The Frog ...More

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