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Sky Garden Restaurants
On the top of one of The City of London's skyscrapers, there is a public garden and three dining options. The Sky Garden is on levels 35-37 of the Walkie Talkie and has a cafe/cocktail bar, a brasserie, and an exclusive oyster bar.
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Babylon serves contemporary British cuisine at a rooftop setting overlooking The Kensington Roof Gardens. Kensington Roof Gardens is London's equivalent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In the unlikely location 100ft above street level, on top of a department store building in the busy Kensington shopping area, you'll find a tranquil garden planted in the 1930s. It includes a Spanish garden, a Tudor garden, an English woodland garden and resident flamingos!
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Rhodes 24 is the Gary Rhodes restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42, the tallest building in the City of London (the financial district). Floor to ceiling windows gives stunning views of St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and more. Gary Rhodes' Michelin-starred restaurant offers traditional British cuisine. Great for business lunches and romantic evenings. Book at least two weeks in advance. The restaurant also operates Vertigo 24, the Champagne bar at the top of Tower 42.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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There are 3 places to eat at Tate Modern but the best views are from the 7th-floor restaurant and bar. The restaurant gets most popular in the evenings so do book in advance and let them know if you want a window table to see across to St. Paul's Cathedral. The menu is a la carte and the waiting staff is very helpful.
If you just want a drink (and to see the view!), there's a bar for alcohol and soft drinks, plus they also serve tea and coffee. (Note there is also an open-air terrace on the 4th floor which is a great spot for taking photos of St. Paul's Cathedral.)
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40|30 at 30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe is better known as The Gherkin, one of London's most talked about landmarks. The 40|30 restaurant provides an iconic entertaining experience with a 360-degree panorama from 180 meters above London. 40|30 has a minimalist interior due to its glass-walled location. 40|30 dining is managed by Searcy1847.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Located within the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon offers a spectacular panorama of London's skyline with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames. A destination restaurant and a relaxed, informal grill center around a raised bar serving classic and contemporary cocktails, perfect for day and night.
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