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Walkie Talkie's Sky Garden

Want to see London on the 35th floor for a free?  Get your free tickets to go up to the Sky Garden of the Walkie Talkie Building ( ).  There is a lounge and a restaurant there where you can find a spare table and get some cocktails and finger foods. Where? 20 Fenchurch Street (Google maps seems to be showing it wrongly) Nearest Tube station: Bank or Monument Station I initally went 5.30-ish January 7, 2015 and there was not much of a queue, I went back again 11.30 AM on a weekday June 3, 2015 (Wednesday) and the queue was pretty long. Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie at noon (June 3, 2015) The outside terrace The View from the Walkie Talkie    Food at the Sky Garden There are a couple of bars and restaurants which you can book.  This one is at the 35th floor and you can have nice pastries if you get hungry. Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie in the evening (Jan. 7, 2015

Kenwood House - Hampstead Heath

Closest Tube: Golder's Green and take bus 210 (get off at Kenwood's house) Nice House by Lord Mansfield... it is small and ordinary to other English Heritage's sites but they have really known paintings from Vermeer, Rembrandt, Turner, and Joseph Wright of Derby's dressing the kitten... and best of all, it is FREE. Furthermore, they have a huge park behind which people can prolly spend time to do their picnic. Taking a picture with Vermeer's Painting Rembrandt's paintings, since the one here was on loan to the National Art Gallery The Library Really good to just sit and chat at the magnificent library Kenwood House's Facade The Park behind the house! One of the rooms with Vermeer and Rembrandt's paintings.

Innsbruck, Austria

Definitely, a hidden gem. Innsbruck is one of those places that people think there's not much things to see, but is actually WORTH-Visiting! I was planning to just stay here for a day, and go off the next day very early to Munich but ended up staying here for a longer time. Here are the basic information that you need to know: Innsbruck Airport There's a lot of European budget planes like easyjet that goes to Innsbruck Airport You do not really need to book a cab to go from Airport to the city, just get a bus (line F ) from the airport and it's only 2 Euros and you will reach the Hauptbahnof (Central Train Station) in less than 20 minutes.  Obviously it has a lot of stops. Accommodation I stayed in Ibis hotel which was around 90 Euros per night for a twin room.  Surprisingly the room was not the usual small Ibis rooms. It was normal space and it is just right beside the central train station (Hauptbahnof) so it is very convenient. There's even a connection directly from


Hotels to Stay L'Ouest Hotel is in Gare St Lazarre There is a direct train from Gare du Nord It's within walking distance to the Opera, Notre Dame, etc Tips: First Sunday of the Month and Bastille Day (July 14) - Musee D'Orsay and Louvre are FREE Musee D'Orsay has concessions (discounted ticket) for For everyone from 4.30pm (except Thursdays and Saturdays) For everyone on Thursday evenings, from 6pm Travelling If you are traveling around, the best think is to get a 1, 3, 5 day visit pass