London’s Sky Garden

One year ago today I visited one of London’s newest attractions – the sky garden. Located in the financial district, this free public space opened in 2015.

Starting on the 43rd floor of an office tower is a three-story climbing garden, sunlit through a glass dome. Even on the overcast day I visited it was bright and cheerful. Cafes and restaurants are dotted throughout, allowing one to snack while oohing at the view.

On the open terrace a vast panorama unfolds, taking in the Thames, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the “Shard” (the bullet shaped building), the London Eye and more.