Last time I was in London, a friend of mine recommended checking out SkyPod Bar at SkyGarden. She recommended making a reservation and I’m so glad we did (note: it’s free to make a reservation, however you do have to give a card for them to charge a cancellation fee if you don’t show up). When we got there, we stood in the queue for a few minutes because it wasn’t clear what we were supposed to do. However, some people came along and walked past the queue because they had made a reservation so we followed them and walked right up to the desk. After checking in, you have to go through security but it was pretty quick and easy, and we took the lift up to the bar. There we were shown to our table.
The views are super cool, but the bar itself was also really interesting. It was a large open space, with tons of plants lit up and windows everywhere, including the ceiling. The cocktails are expensive, but that is to be expected in London (or anywhere these days). They had plenty of choices and I thought they were pretty good so I didn’t mind paying a bit more for them. We sat at our table for a bit and had a few drinks, before going for a wonder around. There was music playing but it wasn’t too loud and we were able to have a conservation, which I really appreciated. There was a small dance floor with people dancing but mostly everyone was just hanging out chatting and the vibe was very laidback. They limit the amount of people they let in so it never gets too crowded, and while I’m sure that’s annoying if you’re waiting downstairs, it’s really quite nice when you’re up there and you have so much space to wonder around without being squished like in most bars.
I’d highly recommend checking out this bar if you’re in London. The views alone are worth a look, especially at night.
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