Sky Gardens, 20 Fenchurch Street

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My friend and I visited Sky Gardens for the day; the most peaceful and tranquil viewing platform 160m in the air, with an interrupted 360 degree view of London…

 














The “Walkie-Talkie” glass dome at 20 Fenchurch Street has three floors dedicated to landscaped public gardens, and exclusive social spaces – including the Sky Pod Bar and an open air terrace.Β An express lift leads to spectacular, 360-degree uninterrupted views across the city. You’re free to roam around the Sky Garden and observation decks at your own leisure and grab as many photoΒ opportunitiesΒ as possible. There’s also a Sky Pod Bar in the heart of it all, providing tea, coffee and light snacks, as well as an extensive cocktail and ale list. Various plants can be seen here, including drought-resistant Mediterranean and South African plants; which produce colourful flowers all year round. The architecture, including steelwork and glass, is simply stunning to look at.

You’re advised to book tickets in advance but it’s also possible to turn up on the day to go. The slots are round about an hour, and online it suggests that they’re quite strict on getting you out once your time is up. My friend and I got in early and stayed for longer than the allocated time, so I don’t think they’re too strict in that sense. The views really are incredible, it’s just a shame we went on a day that was a little drizzly and dull. I’d love to book to go in the evening, I’ve seen photos that make it look just as amazing!

My friend Alice and I made it into a girly day out; we visited Spitalfield Markets before hand to have a browse at the stalls and restaurants and sipped on a Costa coffee whilst doing so. We then took a stroll to Sky Gardens. An alleged 15 minute walk took us round about 40 minutes… thankfully it wasn’t raining at that point! After an hour strolling around the gardens and taking photos – which can I just say, I adore how they turned out! – we went for something to eat at TGI Fridays. Has anyone tried their cajun chicken pasta? So good! *drools*. Evening time, we had a walk around Soho (not out of choice – god damn google maps. We saw many a dodgy shop…) until finally we found the Lush flagship store on Oxford Street. We treated ourselves to a few Lush Christmas reduced products and got on the next train home.

I had a super lovely day and I can’t wait until I visit London again. I’d 100% recommend a trip to Sky Gardens too, the views are second to none and it’s so peaceful and tranquil being 160m up in the air!

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47 Comments

  1. January 8, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    OMG we've been dying to go here for ages! Love the contrast between the gardens and how you can see the rest of the city below them through your photos- great post πŸ™‚
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    • January 14, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      Book yourself tickets! It's so good considering it's free. I can't wait to see it at night time x

    • January 14, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      thank you honey! Good old stripes eh! Haha. I'd definitely recommend a visit there πŸ™‚ x

  2. January 8, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    This looks like the most beautiful place! A garden in the sky *sigh* I love the assortments of tropical plants, I would love to visit sometime! πŸ˜€ xx

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  3. January 8, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    This is so cool and the view is amazing!!:)

    Shannon Sage

  4. January 9, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Simply beautiful

    The New Purple Haze

  5. Sophie
    January 9, 2016 / 9:01 am

    The photography in this post is amazing πŸ™‚
    x
    Sophie

    Means Wisdom

  6. January 9, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    This sounds amazing, I have never heard of it before! Your photos are making me want to go immediately! πŸ™‚

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

    • January 30, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Aww thank you so much! I'd definitely recommend it πŸ™‚

  7. Yousra Nawied
    January 10, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Looks so beautiful, I'd definitely visit there if I go to London one day! Breathtaking view!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

    • January 30, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Haha I wouldn't expect any less of you!! Go go go

  8. January 10, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I really want to visit, just haven't got around to it yet! Such a shame the weather wasn't perfect, but that's an excuse to go back πŸ˜‰ x Rebecca – itscohen.co.uk

    • January 30, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Definitely! I'd love to see it at night time next πŸ™‚

  9. Richel V.
    January 11, 2016 / 2:50 am

    I'm adding this place to my ever-growing London bucketlist!

    Love, Richel | Richel Goes Places

  10. January 11, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Oh wow, I just wrote a best of London on my blog and someone told me I should check out Sky Gardens and this post came right up on Twitter! The view sure is amazing from up there, thanks for sharing with us!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  11. January 11, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I work on the same road as the sky garden πŸ™‚ isn't it amazing!! I'd love to go on like a Friday night cause they have a DJ and the city by night would look so lovely!
    Laura x
    http://lifebylaurax.com

    • January 30, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Ahh you lucky thing you!! Oh my god that sounds amazing – need to see that!

  12. January 11, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I went before the xmas holidays and it's absolutely free. This is why I love london there is so much to do and it's free.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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