The Sterling

Pub / Bar
  34 reviews  – 
St Mary Axe, 30, London, EC3A 8BF
Aldgate Station (400 yd)
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Spaces for hire at The Sterling

from £6000
minimum spend / per session
Whole Venue
180
500
Discover the epitome of sophistication at The Sterling – London's premier landmark bar. Conveniently situated with easy access from London's major transport links, our venue offers a perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary elegance. Elevate your next major event with The Sterling's unparalleled party planning service. Whether it's a profe...
from £1500
minimum spend / per day
Main Bar
15
80
Discover the inviting ambiance of The Sterling, a vibrant bar and open kitchen situated on the ground level of the Gherkin. Indulge in the full spectrum of our offerings as you step into our welcoming establishment. Our central bar area is ideally suited for casual lunches, post-work gatherings, and memorable events alike. It's the ultimate destina...
from £1500
minimum spend / per day
Drawing Room
35
50
Step into our Drawing Room, an elevated enclave nestled to the left of our main bar area. With capacity for up to 50 standing guests or 35 seated guests, it provides an intimate yet spacious setting. Retaining the vibrant ambiance of the main bar, it offers the perfect blend of privacy and liveliness. Ideal for hosting corporate meetings, celebrato...
from £3000
minimum spend / per session
The Mezzanine
40
100
Welcome to our Mezzanine, where sophistication meets versatility. Accommodating up to 100 standing guests and featuring its own dedicated bar available upon request, this semi-private space exudes charm and functionality. Ideal for hosting corporate meetings, lively parties, and exclusive private events, the Mezzanine offers flexibility by easily d...
from £2000
minimum spend / per session
Outside Terrace Area
200
500
Savor a delightful selection of drinks and nibbles al fresco at the distinguished setting of The Sterling within The Gherkin. Whether you're planning a casual outing or a summer soirée, our terrace offers the perfect outdoor space. Choose to reserve a section or indulge in exclusive terrace hire for your large events, creating memorable experiences...
from £3000
minimum spend / per session
Booth Area
80
80
Our Booth section is based on our ground floor, to the left of our main bar area. Perfect for a Large Group Dinner, corporate meetings, or event parties that don’t lose the atmosphere from the main bar. This area has its own side entrance. Up to 80 guests seating and 80 guests standing as well.
from £4000
minimum spend / per day
Wedding reception - Dinner
140
400
Experience unparalleled sophistication at The Sterling – London's premier landmark bar. Nestled conveniently near major transport hubs, our venue seamlessly merges historic charm with contemporary elegance. Elevate your Special Day with The Sterling's unmatched party planning service. Our seasoned team will collaborate closely with you to meticulo...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500–£6000 min. spend
Whole Venue
12:00 – 0:00
from £6000 min. spend
Main Bar
12:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
Drawing Room
17:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
The Mezzanine
10:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Outside Terrace Area
16:00 – 22:30
from £2000 min. spend
Booth Area
9:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Wedding reception - Dinner
16:00 – 0:00
from £6000 min. spend
Tuesday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1500–£10000 min. spend
Whole Venue
9:00 – 15:30
from £10000 min. spend
Main Bar
12:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
Drawing Room
17:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
The Mezzanine
10:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Outside Terrace Area
16:00 – 22:30
from £2000 min. spend
Booth Area
9:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:30
from £1500–£17000 min. spend
Whole Venue
9:00 – 23:30
from £8000–£17000 min. spend
Main Bar
12:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
Drawing Room
17:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
The Mezzanine
10:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Outside Terrace Area
16:00 – 22:30
from £2000 min. spend
Booth Area
9:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500–£24000 min. spend
Whole Venue
9:00 – 0:00
from £8000–£24000 min. spend
Main Bar
12:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
Drawing Room
17:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
The Mezzanine
10:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Outside Terrace Area
16:00 – 22:30
from £2000 min. spend
Booth Area
9:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Friday
9:00 – 0:00
from £1500–£16000 min. spend
Whole Venue
9:00 – 23:30
from £6000–£16000 min. spend
Main Bar
12:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
Drawing Room
17:00 – 22:00
from £1500 min. spend
The Mezzanine
10:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Outside Terrace Area
16:00 – 22:30
from £2000 min. spend
Booth Area
9:00 – 22:00
from £3000 min. spend
Wedding reception - Dinner
16:00 – 0:00
from £6000 min. spend
Saturday
12:00 – 0:00
from £4000–£6000 min. spend
Whole Venue
12:00 – 0:00
from £6000 min. spend
Wedding reception - Dinner
14:00 – 0:00
from £4000 min. spend
Sunday
12:00 – 0:00
from £4000–£6000 min. spend
Whole Venue
12:00 – 0:00
from £6000 min. spend
Wedding reception - Dinner
14:00 – 0:00
from £4000 min. spend
Pricing updated by venue 2 months ago
Pricing rated as accurate by 2 verified users

Facilities and catering options

Up to 500
standing
Up to 200
seats
In-house catering
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
Parking available
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

St Mary Axe, 30, London, EC3A 8BF
Aldgate Station (400 yd)

Reviews and ratings

(34 reviews and ratings – )

O
Orsi S.
December 2023

Thank you Selma and the Team for welcoming us and creating such an amazing experience! We really had a great time!

R
Rachel J.
November 2023

Loved how flexible the staff were the entire booking! The staff were attentive and patient for what could have been quite a stressful reservationb

It would have been great to have some sort of cloak room, and a more efficient way of getting the pre-ordered food out to everyone

P
Phil B.
July 2023

Excellent venue and great staff. We went there for a double retirement meal with 26 colleagues. Fantastic food, good ambience. Great location. Would book again.

M
Maria K.
June 2022

All of it really and mostly the efficient and friendly members at the Sterling team

Nothing. All good.

About The Sterling

The Gherkin stands out as one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the heart of the City of London. Nestled on its ground floor lies The Sterling, a dynamic bar and restaurant that caters to a myriad of occasions. Whether you seek a casual gathering for after-work drinks, a professional setting for meetings, the ideal venue for corporate events, the elegance for wedding receptions, or a memorable space for special occasions, The Sterling offers versatile options. From intimate work lunches to lavish dinners, our revamped spaces are meticulously designed to elevate your upcoming events.

FAQ

Please contact The Sterling using the enquiry form to confirm the cancellation and refund policy for your event.

At The Sterling, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
The Sterling does not offer parking facilities.
At The Sterling, you can host various events such as Drinks Receptions, Conference / Seminar, Banquet, Corporate Events, Meetings, Performances / Exhibitions, Social Parties, Clubbing / Night Out, Dining, Studio / Production, Filming and Photography, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Building, Generic Tags, Outdoor, Drinks and Dining, Style, Cultural, Baby Shower / Tea Party.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at The Sterling:

  • The Mezzanine hosting 100 guests: £4000
  • Whole Venue hosting 150 guests: £11250
  • Drawing Room hosting 35 guests: £1687.60
  • Outside Terrace Area hosting 85 guests: £4000

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

The Sterling is located at St Mary Axe, in the St Mary Axe district of London. The nearest metro station is Aldgate Station.