Dine at the top of London’s gherkin this weekend

    18 July 2019

    Where to eat

    The Glasshouse pop up at the Gherkin

    The Glasshouse pop up at the Gherkin

    The Glasshouse at the Gherkin will bring a summer botanical experience to the top of one of London’s iconic skyscrapers, from 15 July to 1 September.

    Bringing nature to life in the heart of the city, the entire Iris bar on Level 40 will become an oasis of ivy and greenery, the perfect summer bar in which to watch the sun set over the Thames. Guests can enjoy Champagne pairings by Perrier-Jouët, a botanical gin cocktail menu, a seasonal menu celebrating the best of British produce and live entertainment. On Level 38, guests are invited to experience the Table of Tastes by Perrier-Jouët – an exclusive dining experience.

    Where to drink

    YOKOHAMA NIGHTS cocktail: Kokoro Gin, Opificio Nunquam Bianco di Prato Ume Plums, Cherry Bimber Distillery
    Longan Purée, Genmaicha Tea, Japanese Rose Sweet, Brine Yuzu Vinegar (Credit: Tom Elms)

    The Gibson Bar on Old Street will bring a slice of Art Deco decadence to your evening, along with a drinks menu that follows the seasons and cocktails served in deliciously kitsch glasses.

    The Parrot, Aldwych is the pet project of Idris Elba. It features a cocktail list that takes inspiration from tropical birds and plenty of live music from up and coming acts. Elba has certainly pulled in the stars – this is the London bar to be seen at.

    What to see

    Your Rainbow Panorama in Aarhus, by Olafur Eliasson

    Your Rainbow Panorama in Aarhus, by Olafur Eliasson

    Olafur Eliasson is known as the artist who brings the weather inside – from rainbows to indoor suns, his multi sensory approach makes his exhibitions unmissable. His new show In Real Life at The Tate Modern immerses gallery goers in an impenetrable cloud of yellow fog in an attempt to alert them to the power of their senses.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

    If it is theatre you are looking for then try the Regent’s Park Outdoor Theatre’s summer production of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Magical creatures abound in this eerie and spell-binding reworking of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy.