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Crossrail Place Roof Garden, London

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Stroll through an elevated oasis of greenery amidst steel and concrete at Crossrail Place Roof Garden, rooftop public gardens covered by a timber lattice glass roof. Stretching in a giant glass tube for more than 300 m (984 ft), this densely planted site features trees and plants with many seating areas and pavilions. Asian plants are planted in the East, while American plants are in the West. A 60-seat performance space inside the garden provides opportunity for various artists to entertain the crowd. Put Crossrail Place Roof Garden into our London trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's interesting to have such a large (and I'm guessing heavy!) "garden" so high up. It's very nice and relaxing/ Not a fan of the art (representing a city worker who's been crucified/committed suicid...  more »
  • The most amazing space.Yes Space ! The Cross rail place in Canary Wharf if is build as Star wars space ship and the gardens on top are following this them . The indies is to transform you in another s...  more »
  • For a free access to this garden built-upon the retail end dugout of of the dock for the 12-car length crossrail platforms, is clever, especially as it provides switch off time for local workers and l...  more »
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  • Semi-enclosed roof garden, a little natural paradise in urban Canary Wharf. Occasionally the small event area has entertainment. General place to hang out or maybe find a seat to have a packed lunch.
  • Lovely roof garden with places to eat on both ends, can't wait till the new station fully opens.
  • Very pleasant garden to walk around. Not so good places to eat & drink at either end. Note that you cannot get to the ends of the crossrail except via access through these restaurants.
  • The Crossrail Place Roof Garden is an open-air garden populated with plants native to countries visited by the West India Dock Company, a trading company which used the three docks located in the Docklands up until the '60s. The garden is divided into plants from the Eastern and Western hemispheres, primarily because Crossrail Place sits on the Prime Meridian. This being an open-air place means that the garden is exposed to the elements. It is a great place to get away from the busy-ness of Canary Wharf - sometime I find I need a lot more the longer I work here - although there being no shelter, it isn't quite as suitable a place to escape to during the winter or when it's raining. There is the occasional theatrical performance which takes place in the small amphitheatre at one end of the garden, and you can sometimes find a photo or art exhibition dotting the path through the garden. Unfortunately, with all the tall skyscrapers around, you never really feel like you've escaped, as all you have to do is look up and you'll see a tall office building.
  • Nice place especially on sunny day. There is a food court and some nice restaurants near by.