Sky Garden, in the Walkie-Scorchie’s roof

Address:
Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, The City, London 51.511353 -0.083651
Dates & Time:
Every day
Sky Garden’s opening times are 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Fri); 11 AM to 9 PM (Sat-Sun); Last entry 1 hour before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but you need to order a ticket from their website
The ticket will have a date and a time on it, and you can only enter within 1 hour of that time
See skygarden.london
Note: You will also need some photo ID to enter the Sky Garden (eg. your passport or driving licence)
Telephone:
The contact number for Sky Garden is +44 (0) 207 337 2344
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Sky Garden
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Sky Garden
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Sky Garden: 25, 35, 40, 47, 48, 149, 344
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Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Sky Garden are Bank Cannon Street Monument Tower Hill
Note: The actual closest train station to Sky Garden is Monument
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If I say the words "20 Fenchurch Street" then you probably won't have a clue what I'm talking about. But if I say the words "Walkie Scorchie" then the chances are that you will -- because that is the nickname that Londoners have given to one of The City's most distinctive buildings.

When this bendy building first opened the curved facade focused the suns ray into the street below and melted all the cars (true!). Unfortunately they decided to fix it (shame), so if you want a free sun-tan then you will have to go to the sun-tan shop like everyone else.

But what remains is even better, because right at the top of the building is a three-story 'Sky Garden', with fantastic views across the city skyline. It's basically a landscaped garden with planted terraces -- a massive greenhouse -- and they promise us that it will stay in bloom all year round (surely a first for a London garden!). Think of it as Kew Gardens in the sky.

Craig has been here himself and thinks that is well worth a visit. This is the second-best viewing spot in London after The Shard... but it's 30 quid cheaper (ie. it's free!). Check out his full review here, with more photos of the inside and what the views are like.

Note: The security is super-tight. Not only do you have to book a free ticket beforehand, but you will also require some photo ID to get in (ie. your passport or driving licence).

 

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 Guest – “Are dogs allowed on a lead?”

Admin – “Doesnt look like it, no. This is what they say on their website...http://skygarden.london/visitor-terms”

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