Sophisticated Drinks

  • August 27, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Thought you'd been to some of the most exclusive bars in the world? Well they're nothing compared to Searcys | The Gherkin.

The bar based in the top of 30 St Mary's Axe (The Gherkin's official name) is simply a no access area unless you are either a member or have the right connections - which we will have*.

Set within the 360° glass dome at the pinnacle of The Gherkin, the iconic architecture is breathtaking in itself and that's before you even see the panoramic views. When you look up, you will see sky. And when you look out, you will see the most dramatic views of the London skyline imaginable.

Important info:

• Entry is strictly subject to reservation (which I will organise).

• Pre register for one month membership of Socialite London to enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival between 6.30pm and 8pm.

• Option to reserve to dine at Searcys | The Gherkin Restaurant subject to availability.

• Minimum age 25.

• Admission subject to smart dress code. No jeans or sportswear.

• Security at The Gherkin is very strict. All guests must show name ID (Debit Card, Passport, Driving License) in their name as it appears on the guestlist. All bags will be subject to X-Ray and all persons subject to metal scan.

• No entry on this guestlist after 9pm.

• Bar menu and further drinks available to purchase.

Cheers,

Stevo

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  • Stella M.

    Thanks Stevo for arranging a great night. The venue was amazing and it was good to finally meet some of you guys.

    August 31, 2013

  • Kristel

    Great company (as always), nice view, bad service

    August 28, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    As you walk in, we're on the far right near the bar...

    August 27, 2013

  • Natalie D.

    Eek!!! Stuck in monster traffic on Tower Bridge!!! Probably be another 15 mins or so!!! Sorry!!!

    August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't worry. Not many here yet

      August 27, 2013

  • Neoma

    Hey all, sorry for last minute message. Jon & I both have the dreaded stomach bug lurgy. Can't seem to keep anything down or in! :(
    Does anyone want our tickets please????
    Ta

    August 27, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Some last minute info:

    "Security at The Gherkin is very strict and you will be required to show name ID (passport, driving license, bank card) in your name as it appears on the guestlist.

    All bags will be subject to X-Ray and all guests subject to metal scan.

    Security will be very busy between 7-8pm and your entry may be subject to delay around these times.

    To allow guests to arrive comfortably throughout the evening the bar will open from 5.30pm and complimentary champagne for pre-registered members will be served until 9.30pm.

    Please note there is no entry after 9.30pm.

    For the complete Gherkin experience (and to avoid arriving at peak times) we highly recommend a visit to The Sterling | The Gherkin (www.thesterlingbar.co.uk) which is also the perfect place for an early evening bite to eat in the sunshine from the delicious seasonal menu."

    I'll still be there from around half six tonight, maybe a tad earlier, to try and secure us a privileged vantage spot...

    Cheers,
    Stevo

    August 27, 2013

  • Rowan

    Sorry stevo, couldnt get tix and now have a clash See you all at the next one!

    August 26, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Hi all,

    Just a quick note re tomorrow night:

    • If you pre-registered with Socialite London for the complimentary glass of champagne, you must arrive between 6.30pm and 8:00pm to enjoy it.

    • Minimum age 25.

    • Admission subject to smart dress code. No jeans or sportswear.

    • Security at The Gherkin is very strict. All guests must show name ID (Debit Card, Passport, Driving License) in their name as it appears on the guestlist. All bags will be subject to X-Ray and all persons subject to metal scan.

    • No entry on our guestlist after 9:00pm.

    I'll be there pretty much spot-on 6:30pm, and if needed my number is[masked] 800.

    See you all tomorrow night...

    Cheers,
    Stevo

    August 26, 2013

  • Kristel

    I have registered for Socialite London - do we need to bring proof of this registration to get the free champagne. It looks like we get one glass for our £15 entry fee (paid to Stevo) but do we get another glass for registering for Socialite London too? (NB: spot the booze-hound! :))

    August 23, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Shouldn't need to bring proof, as they should match up the guestlist I provided with the registrations, but you can bring it with if you wish. Sadly, only 1 free glass of bubbly Kristel...!

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Kristel

      oh drats!

      August 23, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Does everyone who has RSVP'd 'YES' have tickets?

    Those who are on my guestlist are (18 total):

    Me +1 (Laura can't go now, so her ticket is available)
    Neoma & Jon
    Claire
    Sarah
    Justine
    Kristel
    Dave
    Jess +1 (Aoife)
    Gen
    Cindy & Russell
    Bridget +1 (Richard???)
    Nat
    Nicky

    Which leaves the following people to confirm whether they have tickets or not:

    Tamara
    Rowan
    Marcia
    Stella

    Thanks,
    Stevo

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Stevo, I didn't manage to get ticket. I am happy to buy the ticket from Laura, so let me know if still available. Marcia

      August 23, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Hi Marcia, unfortunately the spare ticket has already gone - sorry... I will amend your RSVP to not attending.

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it's full. Anyone selling a ticket, pls let me know.

    August 20, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Hi Pauline, unfortunately my partner Laura cannot go now - are you interested?

      August 23, 2013

  • Adrian

    Wow, with this event we've exposed who the really posh people are in the Aussie meetup group!!! :-) I won't be there, but having "gone up the Gherkin"(??) a few years ago I can tell you the view is great! Enjoy.

    August 20, 2013

  • Rowan

    Lets do it!

    August 19, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Feeling old. Earliest birthday year for registration is 1973...

    August 10, 2013

    • Neoma

      Hmmm, guess only the young & sexy are welcome...lol!

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You could always SAY you were born in 1873... I would! (if I was coming...)

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, also slow off the mark - are any additional tickets still available?

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was a bit slow off the mark with RSVP'ing to this one. Let me know if anyone can no longer make it but has bought a ticket as I'd be happy to purchase it from them.

    August 12, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Am just about to send you an email regarding purchasing additional tickets...

      August 13, 2013

  • Narrelle R.

    Damn, can't do Tues. If someone could buy my slot that'd be great.

    August 8, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Sorry Narrelle. Did you offload your place to Gen?

      August 9, 2013

    • Narrelle R.

      Hi, Gen yes the spot is avail. I'll msg you with my details. Enjoy!

      August 9, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Unfortunately there is no more availability for this event - apologies to those who missed out...

    August 5, 2013

  • Stella M.

    Hi Stevo, yes please! Just saw date cut-off but would love to come if you're up for squeezing a few more in ... have sent you an email too! Thanks!

    August 5, 2013

  • Gen

    Sorry Stevo, been out most of weekend, but I'd love to come too if not too late...?

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stevo, room for one more?

    August 4, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Hi all,

    I have secured places for the following people who have remitted £15pp to me:

    Me & Laura
    Neoma & Jon
    Claire
    SJ Disano - is this Sarah?
    Justine
    Kristel
    Dave
    Jess +1 (Aoife)
    Narrelle
    Cindy & Russell
    Bridget +1 (Richard???)
    Nat
    Nicky

    I will be changing the RSVP's for those who haven't paid to 'NO'. If you are still interested, let me know ASAP and I'll see if I can squeeze a few more people in...

    Cheers,
    Stevo

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Neoma

      Thanks Stevo!

      August 4, 2013

  • Natalie D.

    Awesome!!!! Yr a legend Stevo!!!

    August 1, 2013

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