The mobile Searcys Champagne Bar has popped up in front of 30 St Mary Axe (also known as the Gherkin) in a bid to capitalize on the Olympic crowds.
Searcys has been the contracted catering partner in the Gherkin since it opened in 2004 and the Champagne van will remain parked outside through September, accompanied by an outdoor seating area.
Christian Rose, managing director of Searcys Retail, said “the vintage Champagne van combines the traditional heritage of Searcys with a new, modern twist” and “By taking our Champagne bar concept outdoors, people can enjoy everything that is great about British summers. We hope that people will join us to toast our Olympic victories and soak up the fantastic atmosphere that is London right now” he added.
Searcys operates five Champagne bars across London, including St Pancras International, Westfield Stratford, Westfield London, Paddington and One New Change.