I have read so many mixed reviews about The Sky Garden that it was high time I went there and saw for myself what all the fuss (or not fuss) was all about.
My friend Anna booked it as a special treat as one of our friends was returning home after travelling for 5 months. We met at the Walkie Talkie building and after quite heavy security (why I don’t know) we hopped in the lift to the 35th floor. As soon as you exit the lift you step out into a light, very open space with immediate views over London straight out to the South Bank and to the Shard.
We decided to walk around the Sky Garden before ending up on the outdoor terrace. I was impressed with the amount of greenery and I think I even spotted some New Zealand ferns? Someone correct me if I’m wrong!
The view at the top of the Sky Garden are over to the Gherkin and North London. I took the Go pro for obvious epic selfies with the girls.
On the other side of the Sky Garden there are views directly over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and far away Greenwich down the Thames.
The terrace to me is the total winner of the whole experience though. Having been up The Shard, London Eye and Duck and Waffle for amazing views over London, I have never had the outdoor experience which is what the Sky Garden offered.
The terrace was big enough so we weren’t squashed in with other guest and offered panoramic views over the Thames and the South Bank.
We decided against stopping for a drink at the bar as it was pretty busy and we had to be somewhere else.
I would recommend going up the sky Garden because:
1. It’s FREE!
2. Great views over London
3. Not rammed with people
4. Did I mention it’s FREE?
Thanks to my friend Anna for booking this one, I’d go back again, possibly at sunset to catch it setting over this great city of ours.
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