Hands up for all sky-lovers out there! I am more than excited to introduce you guys to this freshly opened sky garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, London. If you have heard of the Laputa: Castle in the Sky, that is it. This simple and glassy architecture situated at the heart of London definitely worth the visit. I am sure you all will love the chillaxing atmosphere and the simplicity of this exquisitely landscaped green area.
It is the highest public garden located on the 35th floor that spans over three storeys and offers a 360-degree uninterrupted view of the amazing London skyline. Once you get out of the elevator, the Shard is the very first thing you see. Walk out of the outdoor balcony. The Shard sits at the just-right distance from where you are. If you are lucky enough to have a clear sunny day, the blue reflection of the sky on the glass panels will legit make you feel exactly like standing on the Laputa. It oversees the spectacular view of central London city spots such as the Gherkin and River Thames. Visitors can also wander freely around the indoor garden.
As for food, they do offer three great options. I tried out Darwin Brasserie this time. This British gallery kitchen with glass walls, locating on the 36th floor, is a great choice for whoever prefers a cozy private time. Nice food, nice view, classy interior design, decent price. The only thing is that they don’t offer many choices. Otherwise, the Fenchurch at the very top of the Sky Garden does provide another great alternative for a wide selection of the finest seafood and meat. If you are looking for lighter food options, the Sky Pod Bar is where to go. It is an open area bar which provides a good variety of snackies and alcohol.
Visit this place for sure. One of the must-go spots in London. This place undoubtedly adds light to the entire refreshing green area.
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Tickets are free but note that you have to book them at least 3 days in advance. I would say book them earlier since they run out pretty quickly.
Better avoid the peak hours. It can get quite crowded.
Go on a sunny day, if possible, the view will be especially amazing (but it’s totally understandable if it is not very possible, we all know about the London weather). Be prepared that it can be super windy at the outdoor balcony.
If you have the time, try the restaurants. Otherwise, they do have a sky pod bar that is also equally great. Always book a table in advance, walk-in may not be available during peak times.
If you can make for the sunset period, a big YES. London skyline is more than incredible.
Last but not least, chill, and enjoy.
For more information, visit their official website: http://skygarden.london