20 Fenchurch Street, the Walkie Talkie London Free

City of London


20 Fenchurch Street, the Walkie Talkie London

20 Fenchurch Street
City of London


Head up to the top floors of one of London’s most striking modern attractions for great views of the city skyline.

What is the Walkie Talkie London?

Rising majestically from its base in the City of London, 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique office block that hosts the Sky Garden restaurants and bars over its top floors.

Opened in 2014, the 34-floor building was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and cost more than £200 million to build. 

Why is it called the Walkie Talkie?

This unique building at 20 Fenchurch Street is more commonly known by its nickname “The Walkie Talkie” due to its unique shape, which resembles a walkie-talkie.

Where is the Walkie Talkie in London?

The Walkie Talkie is in the City of London, close to other notable attractions The Monument, Leadenhall Market, The Gherkin and The Bank of England

The nearest Tube station to 20 Fenchurch Street is Monument, which is a four-minute walk. Bank, Cannon Street and Tower Hill Tube stations, and London Cannon Street and London Fenchurch Street railway stations are also nearby.

The Sky Pod Bar inside the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street. Image courtesy of Sky Garden.

How can I visit the Walkie Talkie?

You can visit Sky Garden, which is located across the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street. Here, you’ll find a stunning public garden complete with tropical plants, as well as observation decks, an open-air terrace, plus restaurants and bars.

To access Sky Garden, you must either book a table at one of its restaurants and bars or book a free ticket in advance of your visit. There are tickets available for the Walkie Talkie each day – these are released every Monday for the week commencing the following Monday.

There are a very limited number of walk-in spaces available each day, so you are advised to book a ticket ahead of your visit.

Which restaurants are at the Walkie Talkie?

Sky Garden has three restaurants, namely Fenchurch Restaurant, Fenchurch Terrace and Darwin Brasserie. The more relaxed Sky Pod Bar and City Garden Bar offer drinks and lighter meals and are available for walk-ins at selected times.