Welcome To London's Highest Public Garden

The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London’s most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an open air terrace.

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Sky Garden

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360 degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden.

The Sky Garden has been designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure, offering visitors a rare chance to experience London from a different viewpoint. Entry to the Sky Garden is free, but please note space is strictly limited and visits must be booked online in advance through this site.


BOOKING INFORMATION
 

Access to the Sky Garden is free of charge. A limited number of tickets are available each day, please book them through our booking system. Tickets are released for the third week in advance every Monday morning and can be booked up to one hour in advance if available. Please note tickets for Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd April will be released on Monday 3rd April. Tickets are only valid for the date and time stated on the ticket and have a time limit of 1.0 hrs from time of entry. 

Access to the ‘Francis Golding Terrace’ is obtained from level 35 South Terrace. The terrace is open to the public between 10am - 6pm and 11am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

CLOSURES

  • Monday 3rd April - Sky Garden free visits CLOSED  - Darwin Brasserie OPEN & Fenchurch Restaurant OPEN

 

 


HORTICULTURE

The landscape designer behind Sky Garden is award-winning landscape architecture practice Gillespies. The designers opted for a series of richly planted terraces for Sky Garden and the planting is dominated by drought resistant Mediterranean and South African species. Individual plants have been chosen to work in harmony with the particular quality of light found under the roof canopy. Colour and flowers flourish all year round in the Sky Garden. 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.


CONSTRUCTION

20 Fenchurch Street brought together a winning team in Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group, with Canary Wharf Contractors acting as construction manager.

Designing this structure was a unique challenge. As each floor has a unique structural layout an extensive modeling procedure was undertaken with the project’s structural engineer developing a master geometry 3D model, which allowed the architect the flexibility to develop the final shape of the cladding, as well as the final column positions and framing solutions.

The model was further developed to create a more comprehensive BIM model that was then used by the entire project team. Canary Wharf Contractors took the modeling a stage further and enhanced the model into a 4D version, with the added dimension being time. Adding the time dimension meant they were able to work out and predict the entire construction sequence, so that during the tender stages they already knew what the steel programme would entail.

Design-wise the main challenges were how to structurally balance a building with such an unusual shape, while accommodating the unique floors plates without increasing the structural depth. To create this shape the steelwork is faceted to approximate the curvature of the facade. Generally the faceting of the columns occurs every four storeys and so provides the optimum balance of minimising the complexity of the steel, while adhering to the architectural intent. However, in areas of high curvature, such as near the top on the east and west elevations, columns have been faceted every two storeys.

The core provides the steel frame with its overall stability, however further up the building this changes. For the Sky Garden which begins at Level 35, the stability is by provided by the fins which at that level become structural supports and span the open area forming a large portal frame. These 1200mm deep structural fins also support the glazing over the top and sides of the Sky Garden enclosure. 

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VISIT SKY GARDEN

Access to the Sky Garden is free.  Visitors must book tickets to access the Sky Garden. A restricted number of tickets are available each day, please book them through our booking system. Tickets are only valid for the date and time stated on the ticket and have a time limit of 1 hour from time of entry. 

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DINE AT SKY GARDEN


A refined dining experience at the very top of the Sky Garden. Enjoy the finest seafood, seasonal game and meat, all prepared and cooked to perfection.

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The sweeping bar – a gallery kitchen. Experience stunning food theatre and enjoy seasonal plates of classically British cuisine, with unobstructed views day and night.

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Breathtaking views over London’s glittering skyline and a perfect cocktail destination as the sun sets over the city and London comes to life.

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An exclusive lounge area in the domed roof of Sky Garden, serving fine wines and exquisite bar snacks from the Fenchurch Kitchen.

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An all-day dining and drinking setting serving deliciously healthy breakfast bites and salad bowls. As the sun sets, watch London come to life whilst sipping on cocktails.

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Free Visit

Access to the Sky Garden is free.  Visitors must book tickets to access the Sky Garden. A restricted number of tickets are available each day, please book them through our booking system. Tickets are only valid for the date and time stated on the ticket and have a time limit of 1 hour from time of entry. 

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