Sky Garden

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

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
About
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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The area
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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.
How to get there
  • Monument • 3 min walk
  • Bank • 5 min walk
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Olivia_3491
London, Canada23 contributions
Too many people to enjoy it
Jul 2021 • Friends
Booked Sky Garden as have visited before and enjoyed it. Totally the opposite experience this time around. You are herded in like cattle, then when you get up there the service to get a drink/ snack at the bar is painfully slow. Tables weren't cleaned in between customers. They let too many people in at once so it's cramped and you feel like you can't enjoy the views. Not impressed by the 'garden'. Won't visit again I'm afraid.
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cazzas83
Wolverhampton, UK645 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Visited here on a recent trip to London. I stumbled across the attraction having been doing some research on TripAdvisor itself. Prior to this I had never heard of it.

Thankfully I was lucky enough to find some tickets available for when our visit was planned and even happier to find out they were free.

We qued for a short time prior to getting in but this was 10minutes at most. Upon getting entry we had a brief search before getting the lift up.

Upon exiting the lift a short walk took you out into the very open planned seating and bar area. We immediately headed out to the viewing platform to appreciate the views from above. The weather was a little overcast whilst we were up there but we were still able to appreciate the views.

We took a stroll up the stairs and around the garden area. This although lovely was a little disappointing but I guess in years to come when the flowers and plants have had more of a chance to grown may appear better.

We were able to find a chair and table easily whilst at the top and found it easy enough to use the online app to order ourselves drinks which were brought to us within 10minutes.

Overall, as a free attraction in the city I would definitely recommend a visit. It offers the same level of views you could expect to get from the shard where you would have to pay.
Written 25 July 2021
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Kanesha B
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK5 contributions
Lovely views!
Jun 2021 • Friends
This place is an absolute gem!

I’ve visited London more times than I can count and never even knew this place existed until this visit and I can honestly say it’ll be one place I will definitely come back to time and time again!

We were lucky the weather was incredible and we could see for miles.

One downside would be that the tickets are timed, we arrived at the time stated and the queue was already round the corner. Meaning we had to queue for a while to get in. It seemed to me like people had been arriving before their allocated ticket time and still allowed to enter.

Once inside you can stay for as long as you want as there is nobody checking to make sure that you’re leaving or staying longer than you’re allowed.

Cafe was nice and reasonably priced, we got a coffee, smoothie and a croissant and it came to just under £10, which I thought was good considering it’s free to enter!

You can see the shard directly opposite and considering how much you pay to get in, I reckon we had the better view of London’s Skyline!
Written 25 July 2021
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James F
3 contributions
WOW
Jul 2021
Brilliant , free entry , staff very helpful , views are amazing
The only drawback was spending over 10 mins ordering coffee on mobile only to find app says sign in ....didnt bother
Written 24 July 2021
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Anita W
1 contribution
Booked onine but they couldn't find confirmation !
Jul 2021 • Couples
Mobile app booking should confirm your booking so you have some proof of booking. Stated they didn't even have a record of our booking after planning our day around the visit & trekking across from other side of London to find venue ! - staff couldn't be bothered to help. A quick head count would confirm " 2 people" less but staff no interest in helping. Refused entry - waste of time getting there & queuing.
Written 23 July 2021
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Jim P
Scunthorpe, UK31 contributions
London 2021
Jul 2021
Absolutely stunning views of most of Londons major landmarks. The lift up is very quick and you can't even feel it move. Have something to eat and drink while you admire the view. This is a must do and is free entry
Written 23 July 2021
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Kaz97
Scotland102 contributions
Anniversary Dinner
Jul 2021 • Couples
Booked a meal at the Darwin for our wedding anniversary. Thought we would combine the view with a meal. From walking past the general queue straight in through security, each person congratulated us on our anniversary which surprised my husband. Visited the terrace first it closes at 6pm and we made sure our table was booked for 530.Every member of staff was attentive we got a fab table at the window looking West over London. Added touch was the special dessert saying Happy Anniversary. Couldn't fault it with reasonable price for position and backdrop.
Written 22 July 2021
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Cheryl L
Wakefield, UK61 contributions
Great atmosphere and views
Jul 2021
Have been lucky enough to visit here twice on trips to London.

The views here are fantastic and I much prefer this over The view from the Shard, for a number of reasons 1) free entry 2) less crowded 3) views are just as spectacular 4) such a cool vibe in the place.

Would recommend a trip
Written 22 July 2021
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Crawford L
Lauder, UK29 contributions
Amazing views of London
Jul 2021 • Family
We went for dinner at the Sky Garden and would highly recommend it. The food was nothing special and comes at a premium price however that should be expected given the amazing building and views. Great experience.
Written 21 July 2021
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Annefromryder
1,011 contributions
Great views over our great city
Jul 2021 • Friends
Once a security check is done on ground level you take a quick lift to the sky Garden.
To think you can go and have as much time as you want for free is great.
The gardens has no air conditioning. So on a hot sunny day it’s quite warm. We were told it’s due to the plants, no aircon & no heating in winter. We used the app & had drinks. The staff are all very friendly.
We actually witnessed a marriage proposal which was lovely.
Outside you can see views over London.
A great place to visit.
And it’s free !!
Written 21 July 2021
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Sky Garden is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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