My Captured Moment:Love Our City


This weeks captured moment with Heledd at Running In Lavender is number four taking in the sights at the wonderful Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street.

I always hope that taking them to experience as much as they can when they are younger will give them a thirst  to explore and take this into their adult life.

Sight Seeing At The Sky Garden

I adore a trip up to our wonderful capital with the children.  I love the hustle and bustle and the eclectic groups of people you come across.  I love being a tourist and taking in all the big sights so today’s trip was perfect for me.

We booked a trip to the Sky Garden which is situated on the 35th floor of 20 Fenchurch Street which is known to many as the ‘walkie talkie building’.


It is the highest public garden in London and can be enjoyed completely free of charge, although you need to book your slot well in advance.  There is a huge outdoor terrace and viewing platforms spanning three levels.


I was a little dubious about taking the children up as I had imagined it might have been more suited to adults, but the children had a fabulous time running around the masses of free space, spotting London buses and landmarks from the viewing platforms and peaking in and out of the superbly landscaped gardens.

Number five’s love for planes was meet as he could happy watch them passing over the huge glass roof and spent some time shouting ‘cars’ from the terrace at the top of his voice!

As numbers are limited it is not overly crowed and we could happily sit and grab a snack whilst taking in the views.


We spent our whole hours slot up there and could of happily stayed for longer.