Sky Garden, London’s hidden gem, situated atop the 20 Fenchurch Street, offers a unique and captivating view of the city skyline. The three-story garden offers a serene escape from the rush of life for urban dwellers.
A panoramic view of London
The observation deck, situated on level 35 of 20 Fenchurch Street, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of London’s skyline. A stroll along the deck is soothing, and the sight of iconic landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, leaves visitors spellbound. During the day, the garden is a haven for photographers eager to catch a glimpse of the city skyline, while at night, visitors can enjoy a star-studded view.
Sky Garden: A Century Old Dream Realized
The design of the garden, developed by the world-renowned Rafael Viñoly Architects, reflects a seamless blend between modernity and nature. The garden’s architecture has its roots in the 20th century of architectural restoration, lying on a century-old dream of a public garden in the sky as seen in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a UNESCO heritage site that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The architect’s unique approach towards incorporating history and ecology creates a sustainable ecosystem that nurtures diverse species of plants from across the globe.
A Walk in the Sky
A guided tour of the garden takes visitors through the South Terrace, a lush wooded area featuring pink azaleas and feather grass, and through the North Terrace, a Mediterranean-themed garden with lime-colored Olive trees and flowing water features. From the terraced levels, visitors can enjoy the stunning views of London’s iconic buildings.
Sky Garden: A Perfect Place for Bonding
Sky Garden also offers plenty of activities designed for all ages, such as workshops and art exhibitions. Visitors can also enjoy an afternoon tea with friends, families or colleagues while admiring the view. The restaurant bar and grill offer a variety of dishes, taking inspiration from the sky garden’s diverse plants. The bar at the garden offers a range of drinks, including signature cocktails, beers, and wines.