Friday, 25 March 2016

A Weekend in London Part 2: Sky Garden Sunset

Me and my hubby recently spent the weekend in London visiting my brother and his girlfriend; I wrote about the first part of our trip in a previous post here, and now I'll continue the tale of our weekend.

Sunday: Sky Garden Sunset

We spent Sunday evening enjoying the sunset at the Sky Garden bar. 

It was really cool to get high up and take in 360 degree views of the skyline of London. From the Sky Garden, which is located in the 20 Fenchurch Street building, you can see all the famous landmarks of London; The Shard, the Gherkin, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, and so it goes on. 20 Fenchurch Street itself is nicknamed 'The Walkie Talkie'.

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The Sky Garden houses the Sky Pod bar and two restaurants; Fenchurch and Darwin.  We booked for a visit to the Sky Garden only, we didn't give the restaurants a try as we'd already booked others during our visit. It is advisable to book your trip, which can be done for free online. When we were waiting to go up to the Sky Garden, we heard the hostess telling walk-in visitors that it was fully booked for the next 8 days - we were so glad we had a reservation.

When you get into Sky Garden it is very relaxed and informal. There is a bar at which you can order alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and I think you can also order snacks (I'm sure people seemed to be ordering food).

Once you have entered the garden, you get to enjoy the amazing views from the comfort of inside, or if you wish you can go outside onto a viewing balcony.

The Sky Garden is also, as the name suggests, home to a large variety of trees and plant life. It's literally a garden in the sky.

We chose to order hot chocolates and coffees (we'd had a lot to drink the night before!) and spent a good hour or so wandering around, taking in the views and waiting for the sun to set. My brother had booked for 4.30pm so we would be able to see the sunset, and it was well worth it.

I was too busy taking it all in to take any photos, so I have to give credit to my hubby Adam for most of the pictures in this post.

The Sky Garden is another London attraction which I would say is well worth a visit if you have the opportunity. Let me know if you've been and what you thought - I'd love to know what the restaurants are like.

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