London is changing so rapidly while evolving towards a younger and brand new look. I witnessed so many changes over the past 3 years that I lived here. And I’m always surprised by what’s new. Things to do here are countless and the free things to do in London are surprisingly limitless too. For its new opening, the tower on 20 Fenchurch Street at the City of London opens its rooftop for free, but it’s not a regular rooftop. It’s a Sky Garden.
The Sky Garden is literally a garden directly facing the sky of London on the 35th floor of this brand new tower, nicknamed as the “Walkie-Talkie”. I was lucky to find the sky just partly cloudy during my visit. I saw the sun from near after so many days of summer rain. Entry is free for those who book online but slots fill up very quickly so I was lucky to have secured a visit too.
Inside the lift, patiently counting the floors and starting my first snapchat coverage. By the way, I started using snapchat recently (follow me on Volubilis26). I take few pictures with my phone and my camera. I had so many devices to handle but I was not going to let it ruin my time. I was there to enjoy this garden with a view, so I did it.
I could clearly identify some classic London City towers like The Gherkin, The “cheese-grater” and the one and only, “The Shard”. I love skyscrapers and like to enjoy the view from above. I could also spot Canary Wharf towers from far away.
On the left side, I could see the classic things to do in London: Tower Bridge and Tower of London. The view is quite impressive. However, the garden itself is just OK. Nothing too special but well, a free visit there was quite special for me. Before leaving, I get to the terrace facing directly The Shard. It was really great.