20 Fenchurch Street, located a stone’s throw away from Bank tube station, has been drawing in a great number of tourists and locals since the grand opening of its new Sky Garden. With an impressive architectural design, the top of the building brims over the rest of the construction, offering unobstructed views of the city through wide panes of clear glass. Unlike The Shard, which boasts arguably the best view of London, Fenchurch Street has split its focus between ambience and scenery – creating a perfect combination for its visitors to enjoy. The top 3 floors are all wide open spaces, ensuring that even at its busiest, the Sky Garden rarely feels crowded.
With surrounding glass from floor to ceiling, every window is used to its full potential. Warm sunlight streams in through the day, and an atmospheric darkness arrives during the evening, allowing the city of London to light up outside. Regal staircases twist around the outside of the venue, with steps wide enough to cater for the numerous photograph takers that stop to take a snap.
With an indoor design that has filled up many an Instagram feed, the Sky Garden fully embraces its innate modernism. The Bubble Club Sofa, designed by Phillippe Starck and supplied by Inside Out Contracts fits in seamlessly to the minimalist design. Adorned with burgundy throws and faux-fur cushions during the winter months, the sofa takes pride of place next to the tall broad windows that reach out over London.
The seasonal menu includes a variety of kitsch garden themed cocktails, drank from mock plant pots and accessorised with flowers. The garden theme is alluded to throughout the venue, in small and subtle nods to the impressive imaginative feature that has inspired the design for the entire venue.
With a fantastic design from o1creative the Sky Garden has received only the best treatment, design and furniture. The final result is an additional sky-scraping view across England’s capital city, prepped to rival any other in the skyline.