While always the first to climb the fence for a foray along the banks of the Thames, there's a pop-up coming to London this July that doesn't mean getting swept away by the tide or finding societal trash and scraps rather than sea shells. Bringing a taste of the true British seaside to the skyline this summer, Searcys Bar at the Gherkin have joined forces with Nyetimber and Plymouth Gin to bring about the best sparkling wine and juniper to a seaside-themed setting.
While the 360 degree views are ever the pull at Searcys, this six week pop-up is promising the cutesy charm of a seaside village with candy-coloured beach huts, dosing on sparking wine whilst lounging on deckchairs, the odd blue sky should weather permit and a fishing boat. Those hungry enough to descend one floor below to the Coastline pop-up restaurant can enjoy the creations of head chef Barry Tonks as's creating a menu inspired by British-sourced ingredients including langoustine from Scrabster and cod poached in butter served in squid ink scrap.
Seaside in the Sky is a six-week pop up from 24th July to 1st September 2017 at Searcys Bar at the Gherkin. Guests can enjoy the Coastline pop up restaurant on the 39th floor, or the 40th floor Beach Hut Bar.