Sky Garden, in the Walkie-Scorchie’s roof

Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, The City, London 51.511353 -0.083651
Dates & Time:
Every day
There is a maximum stay of 1 hour
Sky Garden’s opening times are 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Fri); 11 AM to 9 PM (Sat-Sun); Last entry 1¼ hours before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but you need to order a ticket from their website at least three days in advance
Note: You will also need some photo ID to enter the Sky Garden (eg. your passport or driving licence)
The contact number for Sky Garden is +44 (0) 207 337 2344
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Sky Garden
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The following bus routes go near Sky Garden: 25, 35, 40, 47, 48, 149, 344
London bus fares 2016
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
London train fares 2016
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Read The London Craig blog> Read Craig’s review  I’ve seen this view myself. Check out my London blog for a full review, with photos.  Ask me a question about this event

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 order a free ticket at least three days in advance, but you will also require some photo ID to get in -- like your passport or driving licence. They will also kick you out after 1 hour to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the space.


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