A Garden in the Sky

The Sky Garden in London is an amazing place to go for an early morning coffee (and cake), and chill out amongst the plants (and the clouds). It’s the highest public garden in London and has some incredible views of the city, and the great thing is that entry is completely free.

Who needs to pay for the London Eye when you can have all of this?!

I love to wander through the foliage, take a seat and just relax surrounded by ‘nature’. It reminds me of exploring one of the big glass greenhouses at Kew or Cambridge Botanic Gardens.

The juxtaposition of the colours between urban skyscraper and tropical forest is so beautiful to me.

After you’ve spent enough time marvelling the greenery, head down to the Sky Pod Bar and choose from one of their delicious cakes and/or pastries and a coffee and enjoy the views over the river and the city.

I can personally recommend the muffins…

 

Once the outdoor observation deck opens you can step outside for an even better view.

Don’t forget to check out the etchings on the windows which will tell you what buildings and views you’re looking at.

The Shard doesn’t ned much of an introduction though!

If breakfast doesn’t suit you then there are other options to pick from when visiting the Sky Garden. You could make reservations for the restaurants or perhaps even visit the Sky Pod Bar, or City Garden Bar (also in the gardens) for evening drinks instead. I feel that sunset would be a perfect time for this.

To enter the Sky Garden you can book a free entry ticket on their website from 10am weekdays or 11am weekends or they have space for walk ins from 7am-10am on weekdays and 8am-11am on weekends. Obviously the latter means no need for advance booking, but it is space permitting.

It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city below, even if it’s just for a little while.

Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF (it’s located at the top of the building 20 Fenchurch Street)

 

 

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