Sky Garden

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Sky Garden is a public space at the top of the “Walkie Talkie” with a fabulous 360-degree views of London and the Thames. Several restaurants and a bar also are within—we had a memorable dinner at the Darwin Brasserie, the room jutting out from the left above the gardens in the picture above.

Below are trip highlights from March 20th in London, UK. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at

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We arrived about a half-hour before our dinner reservation and spent some time touring Sky Garden. This is the HMS Belfast and the Shard viewed from the outdoor terrace.
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The view east down the Thames from Sky Garden. The Tower of London and St. Katharine Docks are roughly center, left of Tower Bridge. The high rises of Canary Wharf are visible in the distance.
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Dirona moored in St. Katharine Docks viewed from Sky Garden.
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High Rises

Top-of-the building view from Sky Garden.
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Darwin Brasserie

Our awesome window table at Darwin Brasserie. The food was excellent, but it wouldn’t have mattered with that incredible view.
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Night View

We’d arrived shortly before sunset and this was the view from our table as we finished our meal. Wow!
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High rises at night

After dinner we made another pass through Sky Garden to take in the views at night. The high rises look beautiful all lit up.
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City Garden Bar

Looking west across the City Garden Bar at night with Darwin Brasserie visible at the top right corner. We had a fabulous evening and were glad to have gone.
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Running Club

As we returned home, one of London’s many running clubs was out exercising by the Tower of London. There were perhaps 200 people and they all looked to be having a great time.

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