For the most breathtaking views of London, I recommend going up the Walkie Talkie building to the Sky Garden. I went up a few weeks ago, and absolutely loved the dramatic views combined with the lush greenery within.
Some critics argue that the space is rather like an airport lounge, but I was completely blown over by the incredible view and beautiful bar.
I actually preferred the Sky Garden views to the Shard, but that might be due to the fact that I prefer looking at the Shard rather than the Walkie Talkie building!
Tickets to go up to the Sky Garden seem to be booked up for the foreseeable future, so I suggest you book yourself in as soon as possible.
One word of advice I’d give is that you do have to go through a security check – we had to wait behind a girl who was chugging down the remains of her Cafe Nero, and was thoroughly questioned due to all the cutlery she had in her backpack.
Have you been up to the Sky Garden? What did you think?
Sky Garden is located on 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M.