The London Sky Garden is an incredible viewpoint occupying the three final floors of one of the city's newest skyscrapers. And if the garden itself is striking, even more so are the 360-degree views the garden offers.
The building where the garden is found, known as the walkie-talkie thanks to its shape, was completed in 2014. It's 160 metres tall, and cost 200 million pounds. It's on the north bank of the Thames, near The Shard.
With its glass walls, the Sky Garden offers panoramic, three hundred and sixty degree views of London. St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Tower Bridge are just some of the nearby monuments!
And with the city stretched out before it, the Sky Garden also has a viewpoint pointing out towards the Thames, from where you can enjoy incredible views of the area with The Shard, the tallest skyscraper in Europe.
Among the Sky Garden's restaurants is Fenchurch, a luxury dining experience which specialises in fish and seafood, and where the average price for a couple is £ 120 (US$ 149.80).
Or if you're just looking for somewhere to have a drink, the Sky Pod Bar is a great place to enjoy the views in a relaxed atmosphere. And if you want to try some of London's finest fare, try the Darwin Brasserie.
Reserve your visit free
To visit the London Sky Garden, all you have to do is reserve a time slot on their webpage. Although it's totally free, we recommend that you book your ticket as soon as possible, ideally several days ahead of time, as it's busy every day throughout the year.
For security reasons, it's not possible to visit the Sky Garden with bottles of liquid larger than 100 ml nor with large backpacks.
A gift for all London
The Sky Garden is a gift for the city and its visitors. It's difficult to believe that visiting such an impressive sight should be totally free!
If you compare with the London Eye, or The Shard, you must take into account that the Shard is the tallest building in Europe, which makes it more special, but the big wheel offers totally different views thanks to its location, meaning there's no problem visiting both attractions!
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am to 9 pm
The bars and restaurants have longer opening hours.