Sky Garden

Sky Garden, London: Hours, Address, Sky Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
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The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London's most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an open air terrace. Sky Garden also houses restaurants Darwin Brasserie, Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill and Sky Pod Bar.
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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  • Monument • 3 min walk
  • Bank • 5 min walk
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sheffield133 contributions
Visited the Sky Garden and ate at the Brassiere. The Sky Garden is nice and the views are incredible. It does feel a little like a massive airport with a huge amount of people everywhere and very noisy. It feels untidy because of the amount of things left behind by people eating and drinking at the tables.

However If you can get free tickets then its worthwhile and a nice way to pass an hour.

If you are eating at the Brassiere then you don't need to wait in the line at the bottom, go straight to the front and tell the staff you have a reservation. Keep in mind its reservation only with no walk ups. You then go straight to the reception desk to have the reservation confirmed. Its quick and painless and much better than standing in the enormous line.

The actual Brassiere is good, its just very noisy just like the rest of the Sky Garden. The service was good and reasonably attentive. The prices are brutal, £25 for a fairly average burger.

You are paying for the location but overall its good not great.
Written 10 August 2022
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Olivia W
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Paid £60 for entry to the terrace with a cocktail each and a 'grazing board'. Firstly, it isn't explained that you have to go in the elevator to floor 35 to then go on another elevator to floor 37 so we missed the first elevator thinking we were getting on the wrong one.
No directions to the 37th floor. When you get to the 37th floor and accidently walk in to the restaurant instead of the terace (naturally walking straight in front of you) you are made to feel stupid and inadequate of even being in the same building as that restaurant.
Waited 28 minutes for someone to come and take our drinks order - after seeing my partner about to get up to complain the barman came over.
the drink were not presented well, could have done better at home.
The grazing board - 4 pieces of cheese, 6 pieces of bread and about 8 pieces of meat between 2 people.
The actually sky bar was nice and the staff at the top back bar were friendly.

Overall - over rated
Written 10 August 2022
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B494
Coventry, UK50 contributions
Fantastic venue, let down by the lack of hygiene, Though staff clear tables they do not wipe/clean them therefore filthy, and the floor was filthy too. Drinks are expensive which was expected however we also expect cleanliness. This is the reason and only reason we would not visit again.
Written 10 August 2022
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Sncl1909
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK5 contributions
Family
Amazing free attraction as ever.

Unfortunately, this visit was marred by a rowdy, drunk group (at 3pm) who generally made a nuisance of themselves in the queue - littering, shouting/ singing and using bad language in front of families with young children. This continued inside, when a number of us purposefully held back in order to avoid the lift they used.

It’s a pity when Sky Garden seem to advertise to give the impression of a “ high-class” location that none of the staff told them to tone it down, or to be honest, refuse them entry.
Written 8 August 2022
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Chris Stephens
Ontario, Canada27 contributions
We showed up with pre-booked tickets so were able to skip most of the wait, but still had to wait in line for around 10mins for security and getting in the elevator. The garden itself was super packed with people and it was really hard to get a good spot on the balcony with so many people trying to take photos. We didn't bother with any food or drinks because it was too long of a wait. The views were incredible, especially on a clear day! The garden itself was beautifully maintained and contained tons of exotic palm trees, flowers, and grasses. However, the line to go back down the elevator stretched on and on for miles, and it took us half an hour just to get to the ground again.
Written 8 August 2022
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JJBlondie
Denver, CO1,940 contributions
Friends
A fellow traveler recommended this place. We showed up without tickets, waited in line for a few minutes, then got in. Its free to go up.

Once atop we really enjoyed the view of London. There are 2 restaurants and a cafe. We had a coffee and enjoyed the atrium and sunny day before moving onto our next adventure.

Highly recommend giving this an hour of your day. Totally worth it.
Written 8 August 2022
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Gina O
Rayleigh, UK31 contributions
Friends
We visited yesterday and had pre booked tickets so entry was quick and easy . The views were spectacular. We decided to have a drink at the upper terrace this let down the whole experience. Went to order a cocktail was advised they couldn’t offer at the time . Another friend wanted a gin and tonic but they couldn’t offer as needed a manager to approve opening a new bottle ! I have never heard anything so ridiculous on a Saturday afternoon
Written 7 August 2022
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kevingreen2020
7 contributions
Family
Arrived at 8:10 for 8:30 reservation, told by surely greeter to come back at 8:30 despite many free tables.

Cocktails are their own creations, very poor and took over 20 minutes to arrive, overpriced.

Jew is great, don’t bother buying a drink
Written 6 August 2022
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warwickwiddler
lowton74 contributions
It's hard to believe this is a free attraction. All you need to do is book in advance, and queue (queues are fairly short and fast-moving). There are three levels in the Sky Garden and each offers amazing views, with semi-tropical plants, cafes and bars. It does not seem too crowded either because there is more than adequate space up there. W great way to spend an hour or so, but there is no time limit that I am aware of.
Written 5 August 2022
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Steve
London, UK776 contributions
I have previously visited with booked tickets, this time we chanced a walk up ticket. The queue was superbly managed and communication was great, we had signed in and was inside within 15 minutes!
Written 5 August 2022
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Sky Garden is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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