Get Sky High

Now this is a date for the forward planners. The Sky Garden in the City is one way to get a glorious view of London without having to pay sky-high prices – it’s free to enter! You just have to book in advance (at least two weeks).

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During your visit you’re whisked to the top of 20 Fenchurch Street to an expansive space that houses a bar, a cafe, a restaurant and a viewing terrace and of course a landscaped garden.

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You can walk around the garden and get a 360 view of the city, and stop to get a drink or bite to eat after.

I know what you’re thinking, £15 for a cocktail right, a la Shard? No, the prices are reasonable. The price of a beer or cider costs around £5 – the same as your local pub.

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We went at night-time when the Big Smoke is at its most magical but sunset is another option to dazzle your date. You have to book in for a specific time slot but are free to stay as long as you want after.

Or, you can try walking in during specific time periods but they don’t always guarantee entry.

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Date factor: Cheap date, Special date, Mates date

Price: Free entry, £5 for a drink

Getting there: 5 minute walk from Monument or Bank tube

More info: skygardentickets.com

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