The City of London is renowned the world over for being a global financial powerhouse, the crown jewels of the UK economy and one of the most desirable business locations in the world.
The square mile itself is stuffed with iconic buildings, such as The Gherkin, where corporate power brokers from all industries wager deals which fuel its reputation and which have led to this increasingly cramped space becoming a real estate mecca in recent years.
When you think of The City, however, one building comes to mind ahead of all others. And that is of course The Gherkin. Officially called 30 St Mary Axe and located at its namesake, the 41 floor 180 metre tall tower is now one of the most famous, if not the most famous building, on the UK skyline. It’s designed beautifully in the shape of a pickled cucumber by the famed architect Norman Foster.
Walking towards its lobby in the afternoon sunlight on a crisp January day, it’s somewhat awe inspiring to stare up at what could best be described as a towering rocket ship ready to launch, its emerald green and deep blue hues glinting in the daylight evoking images of a deep swaying ocean ever changing in the different light. It truly is a masterpiece of architecture and well deserving of its accolades.
Now while you may think that The Gherkin is reserved for the privilege of the elite, its address and facilities are now open to all thanks to Regus’ newly acquired meeting rooms and co-working spaces on the 29th floor. And what a space it is, combining excellent services that have come to be associated with the Regus brand with show stopping views which can’t fail to impress!
The magnificence of the building by no means stops on the outside… venture within and up to its higher floors and you’ll be greeted with stunning views out across the square mile itself, spanning over towards its older brother, Canary Wharf and then across the rest of the capital. Sweep your eyes over all the other iconic locations from this vantage point such as The Shard, St Paul’s, the Embankment and of course the Thames winding its way through it all.
The main boardroom sits 12 and has floor to ceiling windows looking out allowing the sunlight to stream in and your eyes to wander over the landscape and skyline below.
The co-working space is a hive of energy and creativity, it also benefits from incredible floor to ceiling windows spanning the entire width of the office, undoubtedly the most impressive communal working space I’ve seen to date.
If you’re looking to make an impression, need somewhere memorable or simply want an inspiring space which will invigorate and energise then this is the place for you. Booking is made simple with VenueScanner and with 10% off this month you’ll find you’ll be pleasantly surprised with just how accessible this landmark location is.
From the sunny South to the blustery, icy North. I found myself in Edinburgh wandering along Princes St, the main thoroughfare of Scotland’s capital and the prime shopping street stretching down from Waverley station, the main train station, all the way to the West End. Bracing myself against the wind whilst taking in all the sights on offer I hurried myself along this world famous stretch of road.
My destination was another of our Regus venues situated at the heart of Princes St in the centre of the capital. Only a few minutes walk from the train station and a half hour bus journey from the airport, once again when it comes to prime location this is hard to beat. Situated above the chaos of the shops below the facilities are once more outstanding, but it’s the location, and that which it looks over, which make this a truly desirable business destination.
Spread across six floors the centre directly overlooks the Princes Street Gardens with perfect views out across the gardens which roll away towards the Royal Mile. Towering above it all sits Edinburgh Castle, dominating the Edinburgh skyline from its formidable position atop Castle Rock with its imposing granite walls and turrets.
With a selection of meeting rooms (Rose Suite, The Mount, Frederic Suite, Hanover Suite) with a capacity of up to 24 in the largest room there are options to suit all. A business meeting with this backdrop takes full advantage of the capital’s surroundings and ensures once more a memorable and immersive event.
The beauty of Edinburgh too lies in its intimacy and in the ability to be able to walk almost anywhere within the city. With this, Regus also has further meeting rooms available only a few short minutes away from Princes Street on both St Andrews Square, the most famous square in Edinburgh, as well as on George Street which hosts the city’s most prestigious shops and most desirable bars and restaurants.
So whichever setting you prefer, the choice is yours and there are plenty of options, each of the very highest quality and each with their own unique setting for you to decide from.