Last summer my boyfriend and I decided to go to London for a couple’s trip since none of us were going on a summer holiday. I was so excited since I had never been there and I’ve heard so many great things about London.
We planned our trip as much as possible from home, since we were only going to be there for four days, and wanted to see as much as we could.
One of the things we planned was to see the London Sky Garden. I was told by one of my girlfriends that it was an experience that you just could not miss, if you’re there.
So I went to check it out online and it’s just the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen!
London Sky Garden is ACTUALLY a garden but on the 35th floor, so you’ll be able to have a view of the whole city. It’s so breathtaking you won’t believe it and I can guarantee that you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did. It’s a huge garden you can walk in while enjoying the view, and there’s the Sky Pod bar you can order drinks in and so on while exploring the sight – it’s a lounge area as well where you can relax and enjoy the live music.
It works this way: you have to book a free visit BEFORE your arrival. Not many guest are allowed as walk-in. We booked it three weeks in advance and there were not many timeslots left. You see you can only visit the gardens for one hour, so you pick a time online for when you want to visit, and then get your ticket in an email. When we got there the line was so long you wouldn’t believe it. But because we booked in advance we were able to skip the line and almost went straight up to the 35th floor.
When you get into the building there’s a small security check to see if you have anything illegal in your purse or on you.
After the one hour you get up there, you have to be on your way or do as we did and book a dinner on the Fenchurch restaurant which is on the 37th floor and with the same view! The three floors from 35th to 37th are coherent so you just walk up some stairs and there’s the restaurant but there’s also the Darwin Brasserie which is more relaxed.
When we walked up to Fenchurch restaurant on the next floor our coats were taken by a waiter, we were offered drinks while waiting for our table and so on – It was really fancy! And then we were seated at the window so we had all of London to look at while dining. The food is really expensive there and I think we paid 125 British pounds for all of it. That’s like 1100,- DKK and 164 American Dollars. But I tell you it was totally worth it! oh and yeah of course I dropped my glass of red wine half through dinner and had it all over. Have never been so humiliated in my life before, and in a fancy restaurant!
Well, I really hope you guys can use this if you’re going to London – I would really recommend visiting the Sky Garden. You will not regret it! And if you need more information here’s their website where you can find all info, but I’m warning you – it can be a little bit confusing to find out how it works, hence this article 😉
And if you have any questions about it just leave a comment below and I will be glad to answer.