If you live in London, or you are visiting the city, or (and) you are stuck in it for some unknown reason – use your time wisely and visit Sky Gardens. Book the visit for free two weeks in advance, you will still need to wait in a queue for 10-15min, but it is worthwhile. The garden it-self isn’t too overwhelming, but the 360° view of London always makes one’s heart erect.
There is no need to book a table if you are only having a drink. But be aware, drinks are overpriced. You may try to sneak a little flask of schnapps in, but be prepared for the 15 sec of shame as each and every person goes through airport-security-scan and all sharps and doggy liquids are confiscated. Maybe, I am not sure.
Once you are done enjoying the London’s panorama, a few streets away going towards Tower Hill you will find Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden. A quite peaceful place surrounded by tall buildings where you can enjoy the silence, read that Karl Ove Knausgård novel everyone keeps talking about or just embrace the joy of living.
Don’t forget your camera. I did and here is the result: