Cooler than a cucumber and three times taller than Niagra Falls, The Gherkin is one of London's most recognisable iconic buildings.
You have to look beyond the glossy glass-clad facade of the capital's 9th tallest building to really appreciate what 30 St Many's Axe has to offer. The 591 foot building is contains a whopping 500,000 square feet of Grade A office and restaurant space, and is home to some of the world's biggest brands.
The tower was designed by the famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. It took of two years to construct and features a distinctive spiral design. Unfortunately, members of the public can only visit at Open House events, but occupiers have free rein of the top floor bar and restaurant!
But how much does an office in The Gherkin cost? Surely the rents are sky high...
Renting an office in The Gherkin might not be as expensive as you think, especially when you factor in its location and reputation. A flexible workspace like the one below in The Gherkin is calculated on a per desk, not per square foot basis. As a guide, a single desk space costs around £900 per month, depending on the quality and positioning of the space. So an eight person office will cost an average of £7200 per month, and a 20 person office will cost around £18,000 per month.
Secretarial services deal with call handling, mail forwarding and administration in the name of the business, and there is 24-hour entry available through reception.
Offices here are ready to use, fully furnished and equipped with high-speed internet access and the latest in IT and communication technologies.
The Gherkin is integral to the London skyline and houses a range of major national and international companies, creating ideal networking opportunities for any business based here.
The Gherkin is just a short walk from Liverpool Street station, with access to the Metropolitan, Central, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, as well as National Rail services.
The best of both worlds
Although officially situated in London's financial quarter, The Gherkin is close enough to the vibrant attractions of the East End to be considered cool. To put it into perspective, it's equidistant from the Bank of England and Brick Lane, making it a) great for business and b) great for stomachs. Popular bars in walking distance include: The Alchemist, Swingers City, BYOC East and The Craft Beer Co. The nearest underground stations are Liverpool Street, Bank and Aldgate.
More City of London properties
If you can't afford to fork out £900 for a desk or if gherkins aren't to your taste, these nearby offices might be of interest to you and your team.
Throgmorton Street, Bank
Behind the stone Regency frontage of this workspace on London’s Throgmorton Street, the interior has been lovingly refurbished to incorporate a 21st century office space with traditional embellishments that allude to the buildings historic past.
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell
Contemporary office, studio and workshop spaces surrounding a central courtyard and cafe/bar are occupied by media, design, creative and architectural companies. If you're looking for something central but not corporate, this location is ideal.
Gracechurch Street, Monument
This flexible workspace has been designed to include a beautiful breakout areas within the building's atrium, a grand reception and modern furnishings that are sure to your clients. It's a five minute walk from Bank, Momument & Fenchurch Street stations.
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