I have wanted to visit the London Sky Gardens for ages, so was rather excited when I eventually managed to get tickets for myself and a friend to visit this past weekend.
On arriving at 20 Fenchurch Street we stepped in the lift and travelled the 37 floors right to the 38th floor at the top of the building. Walking out into the open space we were greeted with the stunning view of London amongst a garden full of greenery and shrubs.
The views were fantastic and most likely would have been better had the weather been clearer. The fact that it's a free experience too is brilliant.
I'm not entirely sure exactly what I expected, but I did leave feeling somewhat underwhelmed and disappointed. I found it hard to understand what all the hype has been about. The views are the same as those from The Shard (except for being able to see the Shard of course) and the gardens were lacking in anything inspiring, which I appreciate could be something to do with the time of year. But on the whole I'm sad to say I wasn't all that impressed.
The concept of the idea really is great, I mean who would have thought of having a garden all that way up inside a building in the middle of London, it is a brilliant idea. And as I mentioned the fact that it is free is great. But I do think it could do with a lot more colour. Maybe I'll visit again during the summer and hope then to be a bit more inspired. At least for now it is something else I can cross off my list of 30 before 30.
Have you visited before? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
~ Gem x