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Sky Garden

KidRated’s Sky Garden Top Tips:

  • With three different places to eat, it’s great if you want a meal with a view
  • In winter, coordinate your visit with the sunset for an extra special view
  • Don’t forget your camera, the outdoor terraces are great for photo ops

Want to see great views of London in one of the city’s most famous skyscrapers for free? It sounds almost too good to be true, but the Sky Garden at the top of the iconic Walkie Talkie building is exactly what you’re looking for.


If you loved the View from the Shard, then the Sky Garden should definitely be next on your list of tall buildings to visit. Not only is there a great view but the viewing area is full of beautiful plants.


From the top of the building, found right in the heart of the city, you will be able to see views of St Paul’s, the Shard, the Thames and many other London landmarks.


Booking Advice:

  • Book well in advance
  • But entrance is totally free!
  • Book especially early for weekends and during holidays



Sky Garden
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Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7337 2344


Opening hours:

How to get there:

Nearest tube: Monument


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About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • It’s fantastic we can visit for free but be prepared to book well in advance and bring passports for airport-style security to enter.
  • You can’t bring a picnic but families are welcome at the Sky Pod cafe. It’s not that pricey and getting a cuppa and a cake is a good excuse to stay for longer and admire those views.
  • The outside viewing area is totally safe and is fun for taking photos of other attractions.
  • The toilets are by the lifts and are unisex individual cubicles.

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