Cost – Entry is free but please note you do need to book!
Where – 20 Fenchurch Street
Transport – The closest train station is Monument station, and its only a few minutes away!
Time required – I would recommend 2 hours. The Sky Gardens is a perfect adventure for a coffee date. You could have coffee here in the morning, and then wander around the city and see other tourist locations as well.
The Sky Gardens will give you a 360 degree views of London as it is 155 metres high.It is classed as the capitals highest public garden (probably the only one of its kind) and it is something you should definitely add to your London bucket list.
There are two restaurants and one cafe in the building, all giving you astonishing views of London city. When I went, we went to the cafe, ‘The Sky Pod’ and got a drink and a bite to eat. Highly over priced. If you are looking to do London on the cheaper side of things, would recommend going for the views and having brunch elsewhere.
The observation deck is the place to be to get those instagram photos we are all after haha! From the observation deck you can see sights such as the Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, the River Thames and more. The sights were extraordinary!
You can then walk around the Sky Gardens, which will give you more astonishing sights but not as many great photos as it is through the glass. The planting has been designed by award winning architect Gillespies and it was installed by Willer by Architects. The garden has different themes. There are tree ferns and fig trees, combined with South African and Mediterranean flowers – creating a prehistoric exotic forest. Plus the plants work in harmony with the light quality from the roof canopy.
I really enjoyed seeing London from such a great height, so happy to have ticked this off my bucket list!