11.17.2015

sky high




As I've probably mentioned (once, twice, a hundred times) already, I adore autumn. But let's be honest, given the choice of trying to enjoy the beauty of the colder months whilst battling the subzero winds and rain currently sweeping through London in the name of hurricane Barney, or staying cosy and warm indoors, surrounded by good cocktails and better friends, I think we all know what the choice would be.
But why not have both?

The Sky Garden, located at 20 Fenchurch Street, boasts three floors of landscaped sky garden whilst offering 360 degree views of London, all of which have been open for the public to enjoy since the beginning of the year.

The good news is that it's completely free to visit this sky high oasis, the bad news... its neigh on impossible to book a visit. However, booking at one of the restaurants also grants you access to the gardens, and so that's what my best friends and I did. We booked for a late lunch at the Darwin Brasserie, and I can do a post detailing our experience there if anybody would be interested? But after lunch, we spent the afternoon wandering through the clouds enjoying the greenery and unparalleled views of my favourite place in the world.

The 'garden' is actually a series of planted terraces, dotted around the huge glass dome on top of the 'Walkie Talkie' building. Though they are full of incredible exotic foliage, most of the garden is actually a viewing platform and lots and lots of stairs... you have been warned! But, climbing all those stairs is definitely worth it for the view. Nothing feels quite like being in the sky while the wind whips up a storm and the autumn leaves are falling, but you're warm in the company of beautiful friends looking down on the beautiful city you call home.

46 comments:

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  2. nice :)
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  3. These photos look so lovely together!
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  4. Whoa, wish I could visit this place one day! Would love to have an experience for something fun like it's offering. Thank you for taking timer to share this, hun.

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  5. Wow it looks amazing! What a view x

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  7. This place looks amazing! Your insider tips are always much appreciated!
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  8. Oh wow, gorgeous! I've actually never visited the Sky Gardens, but I'd love to one day! Thank you for sharing the fab photos. :) <3

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  9. beautiful pictures

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  11. Wow! Nice photos ♥♥

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  12. Oh my gosh Raj, this place looks amazing!! I must visit! How horrid has the weather been?! It's soooo cold! So staying warm and enjoying cocktails with friends is definitely the better option! Xx

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  13. This sounds amazing, I'd love to visit! x

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  14. This garden is next on my to-do-list. Stunning shots :))

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  15. This place is gorgeous! And the view is incredible as well. I hope you guys had a great time even though it sounded like you did! I'm so happy you were able to get a reservation. I can imagine how difficult it would be to get in there!!

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  16. Love these pictures!

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  17. Stunning, seriously stunning. My only wish is that the pictures were bigger :)

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  18. The gardens looks beautiful, great photos!

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  19. Awesome photos lady!!

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  21. gorgeous shots!

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  22. I'm obsessed with panoramic views! So beautiful. Your pictures are amazing! :)

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  23. Nice pictures sweety ! beautiful skies :)

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  24. I've had the same issues trying to book Sky Garden, it's just impossible but I think I will do what you did and go for lunch. It looks amazing, I can't wait to go x

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  25. You make me wanna go to London already!

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  26. Wow, such an amazing place!! (:
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  27. It looks like a lovely place! I wouldn't mind climbing all the stairs for such an amazing view! :)

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  28. Amazing photos ! :)
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  29. Oh gosh, that garden looks amazing! It was so smart to book a lunch to get to the gardens, I probably would have just sucked it up and waited for ages haha. Definitely next on my list if I ever get to go!

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  30. WOW it's incredible. I love all the photos, you have done a really good job! I hope visit this place one day... xx
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  31. I've been to London so many times and yet I've never heard or read anything about the Sky Garden! I will definitely have to check it out the next time that I go there!

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  32. I have never been there before, but wow it is gorgeous!

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  33. This is so unique and it looks like the views of london would be insane from up there!

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  34. Beautiful photos!
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  35. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place! I had no idea that this existed! Great find!

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  36. These photos are beautiful. Autumn is my favorite season too.
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  37. It's a stunning place. Gorgeous photos there, I'd want to stay all day! .Frenchie Christmas

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  38. I've been planning to visit as well, love the pictures!

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  39. That looks like an amazing place to visit and spend the afternoon. Great post.

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  40. Wow the sky garden looks absolutely incredible. I love autumn as well but it must also be really nice to escape the cold by going indoors while still being surrounded by tons of foliage and an incredible view of the city!

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  41. Wow, this looks amazing! Definitely the type of place I'd like to hang around in :)

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  42. The Sky Garden looks like an amazing place to visit. Have to add it to my travel list! <3

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