Helix and Iris  

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

Nearby

 

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.

 

Helix and Iris images

Helix and Iris   

   
Helix and Iris

Helix and Iris  


LondonTown.com - Helix and Iris Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Helix and Iris on LondonTown.com

 
Best Rooftop Bars in London

Sundown over the city skyline is best enjoyed with something cold to sip on. Head up when the sun goes down with LondonTown's guide...

 
 
London Events 2018

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2018. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Helix and Iris

Near Helix and Iris
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  37% 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 £118  37% 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 £80  40% 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
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lewis & Clarke - Bury Court
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
38 St. Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
James Cochran EC3
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
9 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 2 minutes from Helix and Iris
James Cochran, former chef of renowned two Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury, brings an entirely new menu and vibe to his own London restaurant, James Cochran ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Dining near Helix and Iris

Near Helix and Iris
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3A | 1 minute from Helix and Iris
Specialists in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city, this store and adjoining ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Helix and Iris

Near Helix and Iris
On Soon
CirqueduLagos By CoCoCure
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 20th April 2018 to 29th March 2019 - 10.30pm-3am
Helix and Iris, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 4 minutes from Helix and Iris
...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Admission: One Shilling
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2pm-3pm and 7pm-8pm
Helix and Iris, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Helix and Iris
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
The Winter Forest
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 6th November to 24th December 2018
Helix and Iris, Broadgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Helix and Iris
A fairytale pop-up, The Winter Forest, comes to Broadgate Circle this winter with 300 snow-covered pine trees, twinkling lights and festive weekend workshops. In Exchange Square, ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Helix and Iris

Near Helix and Iris
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 9 minutes from Helix and Iris
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Helix and Iris

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Helix and Iris
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Helix and Iris

The best shops and markets near Helix and Iris
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Helix and Iris

Near Helix and Iris
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Helix and Iris

Helix and Iris gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 12 minutes from Helix and Iris
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Helix and Iris

The best pubs near London Helix and Iris.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Helix and Iris

Helix and Iris clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Helix and Iris

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Helix and Iris.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 3 minutes from Helix and Iris
... More
 
 
 
 
 

Hotels Near

Helix and Iris

 
 
Near Helix and Iris All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Helix And Iris

 
 
 
Halloween at New Street Warehouse
Halloween at New Street Warehouse
Seasonal | Until 4th November 2019 

New Street Grill 4 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

Sink your teeth into meaty Sweeney Todd pie if you're brave enough. The New Street Grill pie, created especially for ...More

 
Admission: One Shilling
Theatre | On 17th November 2018 

Bishopsgate Institute 6 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

...More

The Winter Forest
The Winter Forest
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2018 

Broadgate Circle 6 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

A fairytale pop-up, The Winter Forest, comes to Broadgate Circle this winter with 300 snow-covered pine trees, twinkling lights and ...More

 
Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary Protest
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

The Greek-British artist has adapted the children's science fiction novel 'The Iron Woman' by Ted Hughes as an ecofeminist parable ...More

Ulla Von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

This display from multidisciplinary Franco-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg features a filmed re-enactment of an exhibition of sweets that was ...More

Surreal Science: Loudon Collection With Salvatore Arancio
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

The Italian artist Salvatore Arancio has selected from and responded to scientific objects from Dutch art collector George Loudon in ...More

Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

An abandoned swimming pool fills the ground floor gallery of the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the major survey exhibition ...More

 
Staging Jackson Pollock 1958
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

Sixty years on from the original exhibition, Staging Jackson Pollock 1958 will combine original archival material with Pollock's work to ...More

Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st January 2019 

Coppa Club 9 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

The instagram hit, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. They've been re-designed ...More

 
Harbour Nights by The Anthologist
Harbour Nights by The Anthologist
Foodie Events | Until 30th November 2018 

The Anthologist 9 minutes walk from Helix And Iris

This autumn, all-day restaurant The Anthologist brings a taste of the Cornish coast to London. Partnering with leading West-Country craft ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
The Prince Akatoki
The Prince Akatoki
Hotels 

A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's ...More

 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theatre | From 7th December 

Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

French Winter Village by Grey Goose at The Langham
French Winter Village by Grey Goose at The Langham
Seasonal | From 21st November 

Roux at The Landau

Tucked away within the interior of the Langham ...More

 
Artesian
Artesian
Nightlife 

One of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars within one of London's oldest hotels, the ...More

 
London Welsh Centre
Entertainment 

A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since 1937....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 2nd May 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs old ...More

 
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Concerts | On 11th December 

The O2 Arena

The Grammy-winning American superstar returns with her best-selling pop and R&B hits in a seasonal ...More

 
Bjorn Again
Bjorn Again
Concerts | From 20th December 

Shepherd's Bush Empire

Considering they're a satirical parody of a certain successful Swedish pop outfit, Bjorn Again has ...More

 
Madness
Madness
Concerts | On 14th December 

The O2 Arena

Hailing from Camden, the ska septet reigned through the 70s and 80s comes to London. ...More

 
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
Theatre | From 5th December 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. ...More

 
Cakes and Bubbles by Albert AdriĆ 
Cakes and Bubbles by Albert AdriĆ 
Dining 

Cakes and Bubbles is an all-dessert restaurant from ...More

 
Fabric NYE
Fabric NYE
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st December 

Fabric Nightclub

For their final night of 2018, fabric invites a host of esteemed party specialists to ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of My Memory
Exhibitions | From 23rd January 

Tate Modern

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional use of colour and his preference to work ...More

London's New Year's Day Parade
London's New Year's Day Parade
Seasonal | On 1st January 

Parliament Square

American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands ...More

 
London Events 2019
Article 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

January in London 2019
January in London 2019
Article 

Cate Blanchett storms the stage, Catherine Tate arrives in the West End and Cirque ...More

 
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Article 

From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
Article 

Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Helix and Iris

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for Helix and Iris hotels, including DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London from 86% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960