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Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Gavin


Sky Pod @ Sky Garden

Move over Duck & Waffle, Aqua Shard, Paramount et al, there’s a new pretender in town vying for the title of best bar/restaurant to enjoy panoramic views of London. The Sky Garden opened up at the top of the “Walkie Talkie” building (aka 20 Fenchurch Street) last year, but being the hottest ticket in town, it’s taken me this long to finally get a glimpse from the 35th floor.

The Sky Garden is built over three floors; the Sky Pod bar on the 35th floor, Darwin restaurant on the 36th which my colleague Sophia reviewed last week, and gourmet seafood restaurant Fenchurch overlooking both. Tonight we are at the Sky Pod for the launch of their brand new live music schedule suitably named Sky High Sessions.

As I get out of the lift I can already hear the familiar sounds of a Katy Perry tune, but it’s being sung by a band known as Three and a Half Men. They are truly amazing and although the view of London is extraordinary, I can’t help but keep an eye and ear on the catchy quartet in action.

The live music takes place every Thursday through Saturday evenings, and to go with fab entertainment you need some killer cocktails. The Sky Pod has been transformed into an eccentric English country garden for the spring with some new signature cocktails for the season (all priced £11.50) including Pink is the Question. Nurtured toward the female clientele with candy floss garnish to go along with Cîroc vodka and apple liqueur, it’s not one to order on a night out with the lads. However I just about get away with drinking the Tom Collins twist, the Mademoiselle Collins made with Bloom gin mixed with the raspberry and vanilla flavours of Chambord- this is a proper spring sipper.

Pink is the Question Sky Pod

Now the weather has changed, the Sky Pod bar will undoubtedly be the hot spot over the summer months, so it’s advisable to book well in advance. However, if you aren’t lucky enough to book a space at the bar or restaurants, you can still enjoy the Sky Garden and it’s totally free of charge. That’s not a misprint; you can see one of the most breath-taking views of the capital for nothing at all, a rarity in our consumerist society.

Bookings for the Sky Garden and Sky Pod are required in advance on the following link: http://skygarden.london/sky-garden

Sky Pod Bar, 20 Fenchurch St, EC3M 3BY

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Born and raised in Croydon, South London, Gavin is a lover of cocktails, a passionate foodie, and a self-proclaimed ‘dancing god’. A (relatively) normal guy that decided to start blogging about his experiences around the city he loves.

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