I’ve wanted to go Sky Garden for a while now. So when I booked Friday off work, I knew right away I was coming here. Because if not now, then when, right? It’s free to visit but they have a slight catch. You have to book tickets a couple of weeks in advance, which generally isn’t a problem in the grand scheme of things. But it does mean if you’re after a spontaneous trip for cocktails after work, then this isn’t the place for you. Make sure you bring ID, because missing out on these concoctions would be absolutely criminal!
When we arrived on the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie tower, the view of the shard as you enter poses proudly as the main skyscraper through the wall length windows. Not bad for a Friday afternoon view, ey. Our first thoughts were to grab a couple of cocktails. So that’s exactly what we did!
As you queue up for the bar, you’re surrounded with pastries and desserts. You know this is the type of place where they encourage you to indulge in all the things you know you shouldn’t but really REALLY want to. Sod it, it’s Friday I thought, I’ll have one of those oozing jam doughnuts.
Yes, they really were as good as they look!
We also got two cocktails. One winter garden and a candy crush. Garnished with petals, candy floss and all things pretty, you know when they take pride in the appearance the end result is all that more special and this was no exception. They were divine and dangerously easy to drink. The majority are £11.50 each, which in my opinion, are standard London prices. A few to have while you’re taking in the views and chilling out. But not somewhere you’d spend the whole night….unless you won the lottery!
The gardens are just as pretty as the cocktails, and with a 360 degree back drop of London, it’s only then you realise you’re in the middle of a huge city. It’s a haven to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and a welcomed one at that.
We left just before sunset, to grab dinner (next up on the blog – Gunpowder). But you just know the view as London changes from light to dark would be spectacular.