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Trip Report London Sky Garden, and it's free!

Welcome to visit the blog for more info and pictures :) - http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-e4

When I heard of a “sky garden”, I always go back and imagine the ancient wonders – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Although the concept of building gardens in buildings is not exactly new, I do think it is a renewed trend in modern architecture to bring greenness to the urban space. To prepare for the visit, visitors are needed to register and pick a time slot at their website - I am typical type-A personality and I must plan plan … Not sure if they admit any walk-ins, my guess is very much unlikely. Bookings for the Sky Garden are free and only allow bookings 2 weeks in advance. You could imagine it fills up pretty fast (especially the sunset period). The process of booking the visit, yet, is quite simple and easy. Follow the steps and you should get the tickets without any hassle.

Remember to print out the tickets (the pdf files with a barcode) after receiving the registration email. There’s a security check upon arrival and facial ID is required for the registration (wow that serious). But other than that, the sky garden is only one elevator ride away.

One side is an outdoor balcony facing the river Thames. The shard is right there directly on the opposite side of the bank. I was (again) very very VERY lucky to visit the Sky Garden on a gorgeous day, the entire London is clear to view and I looked all the way to the Westminster and beyond.

The bar was just right there in the middle of the front part of the open space and lots of people were having a great time enjoying the view, drinks and sunlight~ (There’s even band music @ night!) The steps went up on both sides of the bar and it was the “jungle” with seating areas and plants. :) The upper part of the sky garden has no open balcony but rather, a spacious open space. Trust me, for a busy, bustling urban people… sometimes space is the only thing you need. My blog for photos and info - feel free to "like" and leave comments! http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-e4 :P

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