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Sky Garden, London

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Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
Escape the hubbub of the city and experience London from a bird's-eye perspective at Sky Garden. Housing swanky bars and restaurants among landscaped gardens, this unique place under the enlarged glass dome is one of London's most exclusive public spaces. The observation deck on the 43rd floor with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offers 360-degree views of the famous city rooftops, while the open-air terrace overlooks the Thames. Freely wander around this lush urban jungle, or book a table at one of the renowned restaurants. A visit to Sky Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London day trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • Been to the Sky Garden at different times now and have never been disappointed. A lovely visit for good company with a couple of cocktails 😊  more »
  • Loved it here. Such a great view across the river to the Shard. Booked online and the Garden area is free. Make the most of it as I cannot imagine it being free for long. Polite staff and directed...  more »
  • Me and my family went there and the staff were very welcoming. We were shown to a comfortable table, on the first time we went we had an amazing view of London. For starter, I had tomato soup and it.....  more »
  • Its a free visit although queues very long to get in even though we went on a Monday. Nice place to get a drink with great views of other skyscrapers in central London such as the shard. Quite busy and I did expect more plants and trees and a bit more variety. Overall nice visit especially considering it is free. I would suggesting booking in advance ( slots are available to book up to 3 weeks in advance on the website). I presume views are great in the evening or when weather is better .
  • Superb place, one of the best free attractions in London. Very nice garden and excellent views over London. Free to book a slot online, but these go very quickly so best to keep an eye on dates being released. Balcony viewing is available but can be shut during adverse weather. We ate in the cafe - very nice food and reasonably priced for London. Staff friendly and helpful. No time limit once up the top so free to relax and take in the views. Can be cold inside at the top! Easily accessible from tube stations. Will definitely go back.
  • So we went in around 4pm and stayed to watch the sunset and night fall. Views are amazing!! Evening is stunning with views of all the city lights. Dined at the brasserie, which was very comfortable, great service and food. Little pricey though! Casual and relaxed atmosphere...….. no need to dress up if you don't want to. There were long ques to go in and leave, but really move fast! Will definitely go again.
  • Drinks Quality ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Service ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Ambience ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Price ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Went for a drink after dinner on a Saturday night. The space is amazing and it’s quite variable since you can dance in front of the bar but also have a more intimate drink on the sides next to the greens and trees. Quite a diverse drinking place and a great alternative to a typical bar. Staff is nice and welcoming. Prices are quite high for the quality but also it’s understandable. I really want to go and try the food in the restaurant up there.. seems like a good gem. It would be cool to have different types of vibes/music throughout the week so one can also enjoy a drink with a bit of jazz for example. Needs a reservation before 6pm. Free to walk in after 6pm as far as I understood. Will be back
  • Amazing spot to have a nice view of London. You have a proper 360° view of London even if weather is rainy or cloudy. There is a bar there and a fancy restaurant (not tried). The bar is a bit pricey but it's a one of. Be careful to book in advance online. Booking is free but required to control the attendance. Also make sure you bring some ID as they do a check (not sure if it is thorough but they do a check). There are not a lot of free places in London. So when you have one and it's a good one then it's worth doing it.

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