Thursday, 12 May 2016

London's Sky Garden with Children

True to the famous quote,
London is never in short supply
of extraordinary things to do and see.

One of the latest additions and, up until recently,
a hush-hush secret of Londoners is the aptly named Sky Garden;
Europe’s first hanging gardens in the heart of the City of London.

Up on the 36th floor of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper,
magnificent gardens and breathtaking views of famous landmarks
make this a must-visit London destination.

 A Mum in London

We went there recently with the kid and baby
and had an unforgettable day out.

To visit the Sky Garden there are two options:
you can  pre-book a free visit,
but that needs to be done months in advance
as the free public access is restricted and overbooked,
or you can book a table at one of the restaurants
and enjoy the gardens whenever you want.

A Mum in London 

We had a Sunday brunch at the restaurant;
for £39 per adult and £19 per child
one can have starters and desserts from the buffet,
order a main course
and drink as many Bloody Marys and milkshakes as one likes.

We had the pulled pork burger, which was super tasty,
the kid had an enormous fish and chips plate
and the baby stuffed his face with fresh raspberries.
The best part was the desserts, with top marks for the banoffee.

 A Mum in London

So, how child-friendly is the Sky Garden?
Well, it is fine if you have older children,
but not so much for babies and toddlers.

The gardens are laid in levels and have steps,
so if you have a buggy you will need to take the lift
and miss the different planted levels.

But, overall, the views and the amazing gardens make up for it
and I would strongly recommend going there with children
to enjoy spectacular views of the fantastic city London is.

Sky Garden20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Entry is free but must be booked in advance.

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