The Sky Garden by Night

Happy Travel Tuesday, everyone!  This week I am sharing another new London gem with you!  A few weeks ago I posted about The Sky Garden; a new FREE viewpoint over the city.  The most logical thing to do after a day visit there… is to go straight home and book a night one.  After all, it’s free and it’s nice to see the same view during day and night, isn’t it?!  So on Saturday evening, after the most lovely blate (blog date) with Camilia from Adventitious Violet, I headed to meet Carlos to go up to the Sky Garden (again!)

When we got out of the lift, the first thing that greeted me, asides from the loud music, were the glowing lights from outside.  It was really nice that they kept the inside pretty dark as it made the first views very impressive indeed.  It was pretty spectacular.  It looked something like this…DSC03288

Sadly, I’m not that great at night shots, avoiding reflection and getting all of those lights in focus proved pretty difficult.  But, here we go…

Views of Canary Wharf.  I like how the sky was still partly lit up and loved looking at all the light, there are so many buildings!
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The Shard was looking verrrry tall!  By the way, that terrace still wasn’t open, it actually opened the next day so it’ll be open from now!DSC03260

Beautiful Tower Bridge was looking pretty stunning too!  As did The Gherkin and The Cheese Grater (I love that we have these weird names for all of our London buildings!)

And inside was looking pretty special too.DSC03267 DSC03276DSC03258How about you, do you prefer night or day views?

Marcella xx



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29 thoughts on “The Sky Garden by Night

    • Isn’t it just? I’d never have gone twice if I’d have had to pay! Apparently it’s because the building had to provide a ‘public space’ as part of it’s rules when it was first build, but I have no idea why!

  1. What a beautiful view… and free! When you think about how much it costs to go up in the London Eye, free views are a beautiful thing 🙂 Looks like a great place to go when in London. I’m going to cheat and say I prefer dusk views 🙂

  2. Those views are amazing and I love that it’s free! I think I’d prefer day views over night, mostly because I also find taking photos at night difficult haha! You got some great shots though! 🙂

  3. Your photos are great! I can’t believe that’s FREE! I love views above cities – it’s a weird feeling of seeing everything but somehow being disconnected.

  4. I love this! I Can’t wait to check out this view in a few weeks when I come to London with my hubby and his sister (thanks to you for sharing about it a few weeks ago)! We’re going first thing in the morning though, so it’s so nice to be able to see the view at night through your lens 🙂

  5. O. M. G. I’m totally adding this to our trip list!! I definitely love night views… but sunset and sunrise views are also my favs… though admittedly, I have a hard time with sunrise. I’m definitely more of a night person. 😉

  6. I can’t believe such a beautiful place is free! The day time and night time views have such different vibes. I don’t really know the London skyline at all (other than the London Eye) but it’s certainly gorgeous. I bet it would be lovely to sit on the patio when the weather warms up.

  7. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous – it kind of reminds me of the restaurant/bar on the top floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. When Im in London this July with my mom, well have to check this out 🙂

  8. yay blate! 😉 Oh my gosh the view is awesome! I love the view of London at night – although you’re so right, very difficult to photograph! Will try to add this to my list one day 🙂

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