London from above: The Sky Garden
So everybody knows that Londoners are famous for their botanic skills, most of the parks and private gardens are filled with colorful flowers, even the front of the pubs are decorated with floating plant pots which make them look really cool. To take these skills even further they even set up an indoors Sky Garden in the top of a skyscraper for everyone to enjoy even on those humid and rainy days when the park is not the most welcoming place.
The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street – the infamously known as the Walkie Talkie building – is a unique public space that spans three stories and offers 360-degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. You can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open-air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden. Entrance is free of charge but you need to reserve a spot before you visit.
If you can’t find any available dates at the Sky Garden you’ll definitely find some spots up into The Shard, which is the tallest building in Europe: “Taking months to prepare and over 350 man-hours to fully install, national floral favorites including poppies, foxgloves, lavender, marigolds and birch trees have been planted in over 10,000 liters of soil, set amongst a further 750 meters of decorative foliage.”
In this case, to enjoy this masterpiece of gardening you have to pay £25, so at this point, you could opt to spoil yourself and have a true “London Diva” experience sipping champagne and eating pastries that also offered as a traditional afternoon tea for £85 for two people.