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    Exploring Sky Garden with kids

    Exploring Sky Garden with kids

    We’ve had some great days out in London recently. There are so many things to do in London with kids of all ages and we love discovering new places, especially when they are low cost or free.

    Exploring Sky Garden

    Sky Gardens is free to visit, and a fun place to explore with kids when you’re next in London. It’s actually on the 35th floor of The Fenchurch Building, which is affectionately known as the Walkie Talkie, due to its unusual shape.

    Exploring Sky Garden

    We booked our free tickets on line (although you can also just turn up and queue). We took the underground to Monument and walked the short distance to Sky Garden. We joined the queue which moved quite quickly and went through a bag check to the lifts.

    The lift took us straight up to the 35th floor of the building. We walked out onto the floor which had a small bar area with seating. Doors let you out to the balcony with the most amazing views.

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    Although the day was overcast there was still plenty to see. The main sites were printed on the glass of the balcony so you knew what you were looking at.

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    After we had walked the length of the balcony we headed back inside. There were stairs up either side of the interior and you could walk around the entire floor on different levels. There was another bar at the top which was a little quieter.

    Exploring Sky Garden

    Sky Gardens only release tickets 3 weeks in advance on Mondays but I like the fact there’s an option for just turning up and queueing for entry too. We spent about 20 minutes queuing and stayed for about 45 minutes once we arrived at Sky Gardens. We didn’t stop for drinks but there are two bars and two restaurants.

    We can’t wait to go again next time we are in London. Sky Gardens is a great place to visit with kids.

    You may be interested in our other London posts:

    Yayoi Kasuma’s Obliteration Room at Tate Modern

    Exploring the Thames Foreshore with kids

    Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

     

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