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7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden London

Sky Garden is the highest public garden in London and it’s completely free, here are 7 things to know before going to the Sky Garden London.

Based at 20 Fenchurch Street, Sky Garden has 360 degree views of London and includes several different restaurants and bars.

The Sky Garden has had some pretty mixed reviews since it first opened in 2015, with some people being left disappointed. For me it was a great experience of seeing views of London I have never seen before and for free!

1.    Book in advance

Bookings open up 3 weeks before on their website, so if you want a prime time then you have to be quick. I would highly recommend going at sunset (obvs).

2.    Wear appropriate clothing for the weather

If you are just going for some sweet views and some drinks and don’t plan on going on the outside terrace then you’re grand but it gets very windy up there, so if you do go outside please wrap up warm. (Unless London is having a heatwave, then buy cocktails just for the ice). It also gets a little chilly in the building if you are sat by the doors to the terrace, but they have blankets in little wooden boxes dotted about.

7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden, London 7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden, London

3.    There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars!

You have to pre book if you would like to eat at the sky garden. Although we didn’t eat, it looked very fancy with one of the restaurants being private dining. All menus are on their website for you to have a look at before you book.

4.    Spend as little or as much as you would like

The bars are open for anyone and everyone to purchase from, ranging from Mulled wine to a bottle of Grey Goose. We opted for a mulled wine and mulled cider at a hefty £9 each!

7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden, London 7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden, London

5.    Sunrise / Sunset

The Sky Garden website has the sunrise and sunset times for you all year round, so you don’t have to go googling to check when the sunsets in London.

6.    No Dress code

When arriving we both felt super underdressed as the security (I felt like I was at an airport) was top notch and we were in the queue with people who were private dining for a Christmas party. But there is no dress code, and you can pretty much where whatever you wanted for the free visit.

7.    35 floors – 155m up!

Approaching the building you know it’s going to be high up, but as soon as we get in the lift and the floors go up 1, 2, 3, up to 35! Providing that it’s a clear day/night you will be able to see most Iconic buildings and landmarks in London.

7 Things to know before going to The Sky Garden, London

8.    Music Sessions & Rooftop cocktails

If you go on either a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, you won’t want to miss the DJ’s or bands they have performing on a weekly basis that will apparently getting you up dancing with or without a cocktail.

Book your Sky Garden London tickets now:
Sky Garden
20 Fenchurch Street

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  • Reply World of Lina

    It really bothers me I didn’t go there when I was in London 🙈 It looks awesome!

    January 8, 2020 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Yamini Gautam

    This looks awesome! I always visit at least one rooftop restaurant in every city I visit. I know where I’ll head to next time Im in London.

    January 8, 2020 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Courtney

    This place looks so gorgeous and I was sad I missed it during my last trip to London, but will be adding it to my “must do” list when I go back in June! 🙂

    January 9, 2020 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Ciara

    Wow, I’ve been to London so many times but never knew this place existed. Great post!

    January 9, 2020 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Nabiha Khan

    This looks like such a cool place! Loved your photos

    January 10, 2020 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Danielle

    Just booked my tickets since I’m heading to London next week! This was super helpful!

    January 10, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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