FAQs

General

The Sky Garden is the most exciting addition to London’s skyline and dining scene.As well as being the capital’s highest public garden, it will showcase three new food and drink concepts, and exclusive event spaces.

To visit Sky Garden free of charge, or to make a reservation at one of the restaurants, bookings can be made via skygarden.london.

Fenchurch Restaurant

Fenchurch is a food experience not to be missed - the menu is best described as British contemporary and includes a wide choice of meat and fish dishes as well as excellent vegetarian options that are beautifully presented. 

Fenchurch bar not only boasts an impressive list that is sure to delight cocktail connoisseurs; dining at the bar is also a wonderfully elegant experience where guests can enjoy the full a ’la carte menu with a different view of our signature restaurant. Bookings for tables at the bar can also be made through our reservations system. 

With west-facing views of the capital and sumptuous interiors, including the plush private dining room, Fenchurch is fast becoming one of the hottest tables in town with London's most discerning diners.

Within Fenchurch sits the Viñoly Room, a sophisticated private dining room suitable for up to 16 guests with unparalleled views of the City and beyond. To reserve this space please contact our events team groups@skygarden.london

We welcome and encourage style, but please note that we do not permit beachwear, shorts, sportswear, or flip flops. Our management reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone we feel is inappropriately dressed.

Darwin Brasserie

Overlooking the Thames on Level 36 is Darwin, an all-day brasserie inspired by the very best of British.

Seasonal, home-grown ingredients take centre stage in the kitchen while rum is the liquor of choice on the exhaustive cocktail list at the bar.

Laid-back but luxe, the space is inspired by nature and understated décor allows the food – and incredible view – to do the talking. From brisk breakfast meets through to working lunches and relaxed dinners, enjoy a reservation at London’s highest brasserie.

Sky Pod Bar

Sky Pod Bar is an all-day drinking and dining space situated amongst the impressive gardens and offering the best views from Sky Garden.

Sky Pod Bar opens bright and early at 7am when we serve breakfast items and refreshments. Throughout the day, soak up the views with drinks, light snacks and sandwiches; in the evenings the extensive cocktail list and sharing boards become the star of the show as London comes to life and music fills the air.

City Garden Bar

City Garden Bar opens bright and early when we serve super healthy breakfast items and other delicious refreshments, including daily changing freshly pressed juices that will tantalise your taste buds. Soak up the idyllic garden surroundings with drinks, light snacks and sandwiches throughout the day; as dusk falls you can enjoy scrumptious sharing boards and beautifully crafted cocktails whilst London lights up. 

Fenchurch Terrace

Fenchurch Terrace is a secluded and elegant space, offering exclusivity within Sky Garden. The terrace is located adjacent to the sophisticated Fenchurch Restaurant on level 37 and offers unspoilt views from the top of Sky Garden. Menus have been carefully created and include a wide selection of delicious bar bites, exquisite cocktails and wines, making this a  perfect destination for pre or post dinner drinks. 

Sky Garden Visitors:

All ticket holders are welcome to visit Sky Pod Bar during their visit (public visiting hours: Monday to Friday 10am–6pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am–9pm). Simply order at the bar, pull a pew and enjoy the view. 

Sky Pod Bar Reservations:

Please note we open booking lines 30 days in advance but we have a limited amount of bookable availability online. Monday to Friday from 6pm and Saturday from 9pm we allow table bookings, if you cannot book online it means all tables are unfortunately booked. 

Sky Pod Bar Walk-in Guests:

We welcome walk-in guests every weekday between 7am-10am for morning refreshments and breakfast and from 6pm onwards (last entry times shown above) for cocktails and more. At weekdays we operate our walk-in policy during these hours; Saturday from 8am-11am and again after 9pm, whilst on Sunday walk-ins are welcome between 8am-11am.

Please note walk-in spaces are subject to availability but we will always try and accommodate all guests where possible. 

Group bookings:

Bookings for 10 people or more can be made via email, from 6pm and 9pm respectively, simply send your request to: groups@skygarden.london and we will be in touch.

For information about events in Sky Pod Bar please visit our news section: http://skygarden.london/news-events

 

The Sky Garden planting has been designed by award winning landscape architects Gillespies and installed by Willerby Landscapes.

It features a series of richly planted terraces each with a different theme. Tree ferns and fig trees recreate a lush prehistoric forest, whilst Mediterranean and South African flowers suggest a sinuous mountain ravine.

Individual plants have been chosen to work in harmony with the particular quality of light found under the roof canopy.

The garden includes flowers, shrubs and ferns that flourish year round. Amongst the flowering plants are African Lily (Agapanthus), Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) and Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) interspersed with fragrant herbs including French Lavender and Rosemary.

Francis Golding was a renowned architectural townscape advisor whose expertise brought specialist skills to 20 Fenchurch Street and many other world class City of London developments. Francis' involvement in 20 Fenchurch Street began in 2005 with the selection of Rafael Vinoly as Architect and continued with the various planning schemes that followed, culminating in the significant contribution he made when supporting the scheme at the Planning Inquiry in 2007. Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group chose to name this terrace after Francis as a mark of respect for a man who was passionate about architecture and urban landscape in the City and consistently improved the quality of the developments on which he advised. In a previous role Francis had been Secretary to the Royal Fine Arts Commission and oversaw its transition to the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment (CABE). Francis Golding was tragically killed in a cycling accident in November 2013. ​

Access & Reservations

Yes, access to the Sky Garden is free to the public. To visit free of charge, or to make a reservation at one of the restaurants, please visit skygarden.london to make a booking.

The Sky Garden has a dedicated entrance on Philpot Lane, on the south west corner of 20 Fenchurch Street. There are signs at ground level around the building.

Those entering the Sky Garden entrance with a valid ticket or restaurant reservation will go through security screening and will be directed to the high speed lift which will take them up to level 35.

No, you don’t need a restaurant reservation to access the Sky Garden. To visit free of charge, bookings can be made via skygarden.london.

You can purchase food and drink in the Sky Garden, so you are asked not to bring food and drink with you – except for baby food and milk.

For the restaurants, rhubarb operates a 30 day advanced booking policy and all bookings can be made online.

Alternatively, you can make a free booking to visit the Sky Garden without a restaurant reservation.  Tickets are released on a weekly basis for up to 3 weeks in advance.  Please check our website or Twitter feed for updates on ticket releases.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years of over. One adult may bring a maximum of 3 children with them. We reserve the right to deny entry if these limits are exceeded. Children shall remain under the control or supervision of an adult at all times.

Pets and other animals, except for assistance dogs, are not allowed in the Sky Garden.

There is a Chef’s table in Darwin which can accommodate 18 people maximum and the Viñoly Room, a private room within Fenchurch Restaurant which can accommodate 16 people maximum.

While the Fenchurch Restaurant and the Darwin Brasserie are heated, the Sky Pod Bar and viewing terraces are naturally ventilated. This means the temperature in the Sky Pod Bar and on the viewing terraces is similar to the temperature outside, so if you are planning a visit please come dressed suitably for the outdoor weather at the time.

General Instructions

If you have lost an item whilst in the building, please make enquiries with the Security staff, where your details will be taken and if the item is found, your goods will be returned to you.  To make enquiry regarding lost property please email info@skygarden.london.

Please hand in any lost/found property to Security at the ground floor lobby. Security staff will attempt to re-unite the rightful owners with their property.

Security staff will require the following details from the person/s handing in lost/found items

  •  Full name
  •  Location of where the item/s was found
  •  Contact telephone number

Policy and Definitions

The following policy and procedures have been designed to ensure the secure handling, storage and processing of lost & found property in accordance with Section 2 of the Theft Act, 1968. The policy aims to ensure that lost property is held safely and reunited with the owner wherever possible and when not possible that the property is disposed of in a fair manner. Property is defined in terms of its classification and value and treated appropriately, as detailed in the guidelines and definitions below.

Property is classified as follows:

  • Lost property: an item which the owner/keeper has lost without knowing where but wishes to recover it
  • Mislaid property: an item which the owner has inadvertently left in a location and wishes to recover it.
  • Found property: an item not belonging to the finder that has either been lost or mislaid by the owner, or can be treated as abandoned property
  • Abandoned property: an item that the owner has (seemingly) abandoned and thereby may be deemed to have relinquished ownership of.

Property is assessed as follows:

  • Returnable value items of personal identification (identifiable) – credit cards, store cards, driving licences, identification cards, cheques, passports •
  • Returnable high value items (identifiable/unidentifiable), - laptops, keys, mobile phones, cash and other items valued at over £100 (e.g. jewellery, cameras, etc.)
  • Returnable low value items (identifiable/unidentifiable) – cash (less than £100), scarves, hats, umbrellas, gloves, bags, flasks, footwear, old/worn clothing
  • Non-returnable items (identifiable/unidentifiable) - unlawful (e.g. drugs, ammunition, firearms) or dangerous items (e.g. poison, knives, etc)

Retention Periods

All lost property is recorded and logged with security. The property retention period is as follows;

  • Perishable items 1 Week
  • Clothing 1 Month
  • Books/Stationary 1 Month
  • Jewellery/Money 6 Months
  • Other valuable items 6 Months