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Views from the Sky Garden that made me fall in love with London again

Views from the Sky Garden that made me fall in love with London again

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I hasten to add that it’s not that I’ve fallen out of love with London at all but that sometimes, when you live somewhere (anywhere) you stop appreciating your surroundings and take it for granted.

I think all Londoners have that moment, perhaps when walking across one of the bridges from Southbank, where you catch sight of a building, people or the sun setting on another day and think; “That. That is why I live in London.”

For me it usually happens when I hear a great busker in the tube, or when I catch the sun setting on the Thames, casting shadows and great lighting on the London Eye and the Houses of Pariliament.

I also had that same feeling on a recent trip to the Sky Garden.

The Sky Garden was a bit of a pain to book. I had to book my one hour slot several weeks in advance. The Sky Garden closes early during the week which meant that going after work was out of the question. After what seemed like an age I managed to secure my slot for a Saturday evening. Timing it with sunset was possibly one of the best ideas I’ve had in a while. Especially since the sun graced us with its presence for a good hour or so.

Entry to the Sky Garden is free which puts it one step ahead of it’s competitor The Shard where tickets are over £20. Once up in the Sky Garden you’re free to wander around the gardens, take in the views over London and grab one of their excellent cocktails. I highly recommend the latter whilst partaking in the former…

Here are the views from (and of) a place that made me fall in love with London all over again.

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Details:

  • The Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street
  • Book tickets in advance here
  • Entrance free
  • Drinks: £6 for a beer / £11.50 for a cocktail

tink jayne

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Amazing that you got to see it at sunset - so jealous. Your pics are lovely :) And I totally know what you mean about not appreciating the surroundings that you live in because you become used to them. I do that. I think I'm sick of London and then going somewhere like this makes me realise how lucky I am.

Maggie

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Beautiful!!

Katy

Monday 28th of September 2015

Great photos! This is on my to do list the next time in london, just look at those views! X

Katie Featherstone

Monday 28th of September 2015

Wow, what an incredible view! I didn't actually know this place existed.

Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi

Friday 25th of September 2015

No, this view definitely evokes those *aaaaah* moments! We need to get up there sometime soon... stunning photos - I especially love the fisheye lens ones!

Hannah Kacary

Monday 28th of September 2015

Thanks Emma! all credit to the boyfriend for these! x