Photos with a view at Skygarden, London
Whether you’re a Londoner or planning a family holiday in our beautiful capital city, you’ll quickly find out that there are only a few places to get breathtaking views of London. The Shard is an obvious choice BUT there is a brilliant alternative: Sky Garden located in the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, at 20 Fenchurch Street, under a gorgeous glass dome and surrounded by tropical plants. If you haven’t been already, I thoroughly invite you to book your place online and take your family to discover a 360 degree view over London. A great spot for photography as you can see…
Children love going up and down the steps on both sides of the rooftop floor. After going up the 35-floor lift, it sure is a good physical exercise for the kids and yourself!
I found that the surrounding vegetation gives a feel of peaceful to the place, even in busy periods. Watch out for the water sprays!
I love the architecture of the place: it doesn’t feel enclosed; on the contrary, you feel you’re on top of the world. Thanks to the huge glass windows, I managed to capture some lovely reflections where the lines of the building meet the geometry of the city.
This is the only coloured photo in this series. I usually favour colour over black and white but this time, I wanted to try something different and the architecture and lines of the building gave me the right opportunity to do so. This photo HAD to remain in colour in my eyes: it’s all about the bright natural light in my son’s eyes and the gorgeous rainbow colours of his jumper. A subtle way to break my own rules.
An inspiration place not just for photographers…
If you want to take your family to Sky Garden, don’t forget to book your tickets (usually 3 weeks before your visit) on the Sky Garden website: https://skygarden.london/sky-garden
There’s a cafe (pastries, drinks, sandwiches…) to cater for the children and yourself.
If you’d be interested in a photoshoot in London, get in touch and we can plan a session that matches what you enjoy doing as a family.
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Marion & You Photography is a lifestyle and documentary family photographer in South London specialising in family, newborn, baby and maternity photography.
[Marion specialises in London family photography, Beckenham family photography, Crystal Palace family photography, Bromley family photography, Dulwich family photography, Forrest Hill family photography, Herne Hill family photography, Greenwich family photography, Kent family photography as well as areas in and around London.] My style is natural and relaxed. Ask me questions or book your own family photoshoot here.