If you ever have a few hours spare in London, get yourself up to the Sky Garden for a cocktail, or 3. Located at 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as the walkie talkie building, the Sky Garden offers panoramic views of London from 35 floors up, so is definitely something to add to your London bucket list.
Visiting the Sky Garden is completely free, all you have to do is book online. However, it does tend to get fully booked up at the popular times, as you’d expect. Within the Sky Garden, there’s the Sky Pod Bar (the main part of the Sky Garden where those that have just booked to come to see the views tend to walk around), Darwin’s restaurant and apparently another bar and another restaurant that I’ve not seen. I’ve visited Darwin’s once for work. I’ll be honest and say I thought it was a little style over substance, so save your pennies and have a few drinks in the Sky Pod Bar, then go somewhere else for dinner.
With regards to the Sky Pod Bar, cocktails are around £12 and there’s a service charge too. Nothing crazy given it’s London after all, but something to keep in mind. Most recently I tried the Chelsea Garden – a lovely gin-based cocktail which was delicious and far too easy to drink.
I always say that the Sky Garden is brilliant first date territory – impressive views, good music, and delicious cocktails!
- Address: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 8AF
- Transport: The nearest tube is Monument. Canon Street is the nearest train station and is about a 10-minute walk.
- Website: http://skygarden.london/
- Booking: Advised.