Londoners named this building the Walkie Talkie for obvious reasons. Before the building was finished, the reflection of the sun on its curved facade burnt a sports car in the city. This is probably one of the best facts you will ever hear about a London landmark. In fact, during long time the glass was simply covered with a dark screen to avoid burning down more expensive cars parked close by.
You can book a free visit online, but it tends to be fully booked for long periods of time as tourists love the attraction. You can also book a table at the restaurant, or like we did, the Darwin Brasserie for a nice breakfast. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the views and actually, a really nice breakfast experience.
There is something quite magical about finding other landmarks that you recognise, or simply spending time mesmerised with the views over London.
I have to say that I was expecting a way more lush and colourful garden, but it is still quite impressive. And let’s be honest, how often do you get to visit a garden 155 metres above the ground?
I really enjoyed recognising some landmarks.