We sent Modest London editor, Lauren Blundell, along to check out Sky Pod, on floor 35 of the Walkie-Talkie building in Central London. Here’s what she thought…
Last Thursday saw me attending one of the most exciting events I’ve been to in a while; an evening to sample the delights of the seasonally changing Sky Pod, on floor 35 of the Walkie-Talkie building in Central London.
If you’re a regular reader, you might remember that Love London have enjoyed breakfast in the Sky Garden before, but as it was personally my first time visiting, I was eager to try the place out for myself.
Unsure of what to expect when we arrived, my friend and I were immediately taken aback by the spectacular views as we stepped out of the lift, the London skyline looking more impressive than we’d ever seen it. After being guided to our area, we were greeted with a selection of cocktails which were utterly delicious; a choice between Pink Is The Question (Ciroc Vodka, green apple liqueur, fresh blueberries and lime juice), the Mademoiselle Collins (Bloom Gin, Chambord, lemon juice and fresh blackberries topped with soda) and a steady flow of Prosecco.
Excited to take a closer look at those views, we made our way onto the balcony. The sun was shining and the sky was clear, meaning that we could see the whole of London and even beyond, an expanse of green countryside just about visible in the very distance. It was one of those moments that seemed to put everything into perspective and we were reluctant to make our way back inside.
Once we had settled down with plates of food from the sharing boards, which included a Neal’s Yard & Goodwood Estate Cheese Platter, British Charcuterie, Seafood and Vegetarian selections, we began to take in the stunning Eccentric English Country Garden. Hard to miss, the garden takes up most of the greenhouse-style pod, filled with daffodils, faux lawns, tropical looking trees and finished off nicely with a scattering of vintage bicycles – spring had definitely arrived.
We also had the pleasure of enjoying music from 3.5 Men, a band that kept us entertained throughout the whole evening with their talent and wit, belting out a plethora of pop songs we couldn’t help singing along to. The Sky Pod have recently introduced Sky-High Sessions, from Friday 17th April, with live band and DJ nights on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – if they’re anything like 3.5 Men, you’ll be in for a real treat.
After enjoying those beautiful views again as the sun set (wow), we were pretty sad to leave and make our back into the real world, but after an evenings as fantastic as this, I doubt we’ll stay away for long.
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