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Explore Sky Garden and St Dunstan in the East

Explore Sky Garden and St Dunstan in the East
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How much is it? Free.

What age is it suitable for? Any age.

Where is it? City of London - the nearest tube stops are Monument and Tower Hill.

This is a 2 for 1, given how close together these beautiful gardens are. If you haven't made it to Sky Garden yet, it's a free but ticketed indoor garden at the top of the walkie talkie building the city. You can book tickets in advance, and it's a great option for drizzly days.

There are panoramic views over the city for you to enjoy, and lush greenery with plenty of nooks and crannies to discover, which can be exciting for curious toddlers. There's also a café on-site that offers high chairs and a children's menu if you want to stick around after your ticketed slot is up (the limit is 1 hour).

It's accessible with a pram and does have baby changing facilities, but there's also airports-style security on the way up which might take a while to get through.

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If the weather's decent (or you're feeling brave), St Dunstan in the East is literally a 1 minute walk away. You can walk around the church ruins and enjoy the small oasis in the heart of the city. There aren't any baby or toddler-specific facilities here (including toilets or changing) so it's a good idea to make sure you do that at Sky Garden before you head over. There's no booking required and the ruins are open until 7pm or dusk (whichever is sooner).

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Sky Garden
London’s Highest Public Garden
St Dunstan in the East Church Garden
A truly unique garden of the City set in the ruins of a Wren church.

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