Sky Garden in London: the 2020 guide

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What to do at the Sky Garden?

What to do at the Sky Garden?

20 Fenchurch Street, designed by the famous architect Rafael Viñoly, has been standing in the heart of the City, in London since 2014.

Nicknamed the Walkie-Talkie because of its particular shape, this huge 37-story skyscraper , 160 meters high has the particularity of having a landscaped garden at the top of its tower: the Sky Garden. This garden spans 3 levels: the 35, 36 and 37th floors - and offers a breathtaking 360 ° view of London. It is the highest public garden in the capital.

This skyscraper became known to the general public because of the damage it caused on the surrounding streets with the reflection of the solar rays on its concave windows.

Visit the Sky Garden

Since January 12, 2015, the Sky Garden is open free to the public for visits: you just need to book at advance for a date and time slot on the Sky Garden official website.

A limited number of tickets are available each day. Tickets usually go online three weeks in advance every Monday.

Security checks at the entrance to the building are similar to those at an airport. You can find the list of prohibited items on the official Sky Garden website.

Your visit will be considered invalid if you arrive more than 10 minutes after the time indicated on your ticket.

Sky Garden in London

The view from the Sky Garden

As soon as you step out of the elevator, you will find a huge open-air terrace from which you can admire:

At night, the atmosphere at Sky Garden is magical: soft lights, music, etc.

Enjoy the 360 ° view as you stroll through the paths of the Sky Garden - and take a break on a bench in the shelter of the effervescence of the bar and the terrace at the front of the tower.

View of the Gherkin from Sky Garden in London

The bars and restaurants of the Sky Garden

4 bars and restaurants are present at Sky Garden:

It is advisable to book in advance.

How to get to Sky Garden?

The Sky Garden is located at 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF, London.

To get there, 3 options :

  • Tube : Monument, Tower Hill, Tower Gate, Aldgate, Bank and Mansion House stops on the Circle and District lines.
  • Train : London Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street and London Bridge stops.
  • Bus : line 40

The entrance to the Sky Garden is at the rear of the building.

Sky Garden opening hours

Sky Garden opening hours

The Sky Garden is open:

  • Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sky Garden bar opening hours

The Sky Pod Bar is open:

  • Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Thursday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight

Sky Garden restaurants opening hours

Darwin Brasserie is open:

  • Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. then from 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. then from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. then from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Breakfasts will be offered again on weekends from August 29, 2020.

Darwin Brasserie is closed on Mondays.

The City Garden Bar is open:

  • Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Reservations for dinner on Friday and Saturday are again possible since August 7, 2020.

Due to the health crisis related to COVID-19, the Fenchurch Restaurant is currently closed.

Near the Sky Garden

Take advantage of your visit to Sky Garden to visit: