The Sterling


Nestled at the base of London's iconic Gherkin building is The Sterling, a relaxing bar that comes complete with bags of style and elegance. The huge windows allow light to flood in and illuminate the impressive furnishings and unique contemporary design that makes The Sterling a hugely popular hangout with City Workers. Their expansive outside terrace boasts breathtaking views of the Gherkin making it ideal for swinging by and enjoying a drink or bite to eat during the summer months. The Sterling also comes complete with a mezzanine upstairs which is tailor-made for hosting drinks receptions, product launches, board meetings and parties.

With a recent makeover, the new spaces and areas are perfect for your events. Try the new food and drinks menu as you enjoy the new Sterling at the foot of an iconic London landmark.



  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • Over 21


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:30 21:30
Tuesday 9:30 22:00
Wednesday 9:30 22:30
Thursday 9:30 22:30
Friday 9:30 21:30
Saturday 8:30 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Sunday 8:30 0:00 Private Hire Only.



The Sterling, The Gherkin, 30 St Marys Axe, EC3A 8BF


Liverpool Street

Nearest Station

Liverpool Street (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Small Plates, Pub Food, Bar Snacks and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The Sterling Menu features ever-changing weekly specials built around simplicity and quality.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Whole Venue 160 500 - - -
Terrace 200 500 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (267)

Our Review

The Sterling London - Lounge Bar Review

The Venue Located inside one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Sterling takes some beating when it comes to city settings. Taking up a portion of the bottom two floors of The Gherkin, this bar mixes city panache with a relaxed vibe. Step inside and you are greeted with a bright airy space…

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