25.3.16

Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street | London

Visiting the Sky Garden was something I was going to do with Martyna, the blogger friend with whom I went to London in October. Unfortunately it didn't materialize then. This time I made sure that I would book tickets in advance and get a time slot that would coincide with the sunset. I got a entrance for 5.30 pm, knowing that sunset would be at 6.15 pm. Tickets were free but they had to be reserved in advance.

Sky Garden vs. The Shard
The view was great and I saw more or less the same areas of London as I did from The Shard, which I visited shortly after its opening three years ago (see post here, interestingly I took a photo of the Sky Garden which was under construction at that time). If I had to choose between The Shard and the Sky Garden, I would recommend the former. First of all, The Shard's observatory is much higher up (72th floor vs. 37th floor). Second, even though I had to pay for ticket, I remember the experience as being more pleasant and impressive. The Sky Garden was a bit too crowded for my taste and taking decent photos was a bit of a challenge. 

27 comments

  1. Wauw. What a view. Your pictures are so great and really beautiful, I love them.
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  2. Wow, Im sure that view left u speechless. Even though is crowded you could take great photos Anouk, Id like to go there too when in London next time. Happy Ester dear! xo

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  3. These pictures are beautiful! You're making me miss London so much.

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  4. Amazing view, great pictures. Have a lovely weekend.xx
    Nina
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  5. What a breath taking view. I wish you a Happy Easter!

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  6. I've seen so many photos of this place and it's gorgeous! Hope I can visit it one day xx
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  7. Wow what a wonderful place. the photos are great. Gemma x
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  8. What spectacular views! You definitely chose an awesome time to be there.

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  9. The light on the last photo is breathtaking... Absolutely gorgeous! x

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  10. OOOOH wooow!! You take amazing pictures!! If I am speechless of all this magic, I am sure you had a blast up there!

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  11. Oh wow, that view is stunning! I'm loving the sunset shots!

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  12. Beautiful city view. The jumper/sweater on the hot water bottle is too funny HAHA At first I thought they are doggie cloths since they look so small! I can't wait for warmer weather. I am so sick of having icy cold fingers and toes!

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  13. Joël Seiller3/26/2016 3:30 pm

    Wow.
    that's on my list for my next trip to london.
    Very nice picture from the Shard btw.

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  14. Great view but it does seem a bit crowded. Must have been fun regardless. Beautiful shots.

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  15. Beautiful photos and what a view!
    xx Elisa
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  16. That's really interesting to see that they are letting in more people now. When we went it had just opened and they weren't letting in many people each hour so it had a lovely feeling of spaciousness

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  17. Dressed With Soul3/26/2016 9:40 pm

    Wow, the views are amazing and I laughed so much about the jumpers for the hot water bottles :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  18. You have such a great eye for photography! Always love the photos you take.

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  19. Beautiful photos, I love sky garden! x

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  20. What a view! Super pretty and definitely a must visit! Loved reading and looking through this!

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  21. This is such a cool place and what a view! This is definitely on my list next time I go to London

    Rachel xx
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  22. Not sure why this has changed and I also wonder why they don't charge an entrance fee...

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  23. Goodness gracious! London has changed so much since my last visit back in 2009! I guess I must plan a trip there to make up for all the time lost in between :) Love the views you captured, Anouk. I will have to put them on my list of (new to me) things to see.

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  24. You were really lucky to have seen the sunset over London from above! Very nice photos!

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  25. martynaaleksandra4/10/2016 8:28 am

    Oh wow! It must have been an amazing experience to finally visit the Sky Garden! Hopefully next time it will happen for me too ;)

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  26. Beautiful photos!

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