Every Friday morning four friends and two dogs set off and walk the footpaths of Surrey. Well, we used to. Lives change and we are no longer able to devote a morning to rambling so now we meet up in London in interesting places. Our last jaunt was to the Sky Garden on the top of the Walkie Talkie Building in the heart of the City.
Looking up, it is hard to believe that there is a public garden up there. Ears popping after an ultra fast lift took us up 155 meters, we were greeted with a stunning view out over London.
We had booked a table and faced the quandary of what to do; order drinks or rush round gawping at the views.
We were lucky and had a gloriously sunny evening with interesting clouds, we could see as far as the Surrey Hills that we used to walk in.
Looking East, you could see the great loop of the meandering Thames and at Greenwich the most enormous cruise ship was anchored, a reminder that London remains a port city and Greenwich not just a dry dock for the Cutty Sark.
Visiting the Sky Garden is free if you just want to wander around, but it is best to book a slot. When you book at table at the Sky Pod bar, as we did, you agree to buy two drinks per person. There is also a restaurant should you wish to linger longer. I bet the views are fantastic at night, we will have to visit again in the winter!
Where is your favourite place for great views of London?