Monday, 14 December 2015

THE LONDON SKY GARDEN

On Friday university for this term was over, and boy was I glad. I have had the most stressful month of my life to date and I needed it to be over. I also knew I needed to celebrate that I made it! I decided to finally get me and my boyfriend tickets to the London Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street / The City. The building known as the 'walkie-talkie' holds a garden/bar/viewing terrace/ restaurant and more all in the sky.


The walkie-talkie building based at 20 Fenchurch Street, in the heart of the city, is one of the newest skyscrapers to grace the London Skyline. To visit the sky garden, you can book your tickets online which are free! You have to book to secure your place so that they don't allow it to be overcrowded, although busy enough, it's not too manic. I also found booking at 1:15pm on a Friday, was the perfect time and we spent roughly over an hour there. 

The views are spectacular, you see the same views as you would the Shard as you are opposite the building. The views span the City, Canary Wharf, The Thames with the eye in the distance and also as far as the eye can see over the rest of the city of London. I did wonder if I could see St Albans from this distance as it really felt like you could see the horizon.


In the Sky Garden they have telescopes in each corner so you can watch with extreme zoom, you can watch the world below work and play and it's interesting to pick a spot and watch what happens.

The Bar was fairly priced too, for London prices at least. I had a glass of Prosecco and Dan had a beer and it came to £13. Some items are expensive and you could even get a £2,000 bottle of Champagne so you know, all budgets covered! They have a few bites to eat too but if you're looking for a lunch then book for the restaurant itself.



Things to remember, it gets cold, so keep your coat on even inside the garden/bar area. There are blankets available to keep warm with too which is an added bonus if you're there for a while!
We really enjoyed visiting and the best part of it being free meant it felt like we'd really got a great deal and spot. It was something we'd never done before so it was really interesting seeing the city from above!

To book your spot visit the website here. [LINK]

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