Birthday Day Out 2016


Sky Garden


The day out started with a meal specially prepared vegan and gluten free 2 course lunch at the Darwin Brasserie at the Sky Garden in the ‘walkie-talkie’ building. The brasserie staff were great, very hospitable and even surprised me with a birthday platter of fruit, mango sorbet and a candle while singing happy birthday. It was very sweet of them!

After our meal we wondered around the sky garden looking at the plants and the fantastic views of London, I love a view, before taking it all in with a glass of champagne at the Sky Pod Bar. I really enjoyed the experience.

The building that the Sky Garden is located in is totally accessible with wheelchair facilities.


The Drift Bar




We left the Sky Garden and went to the Drift Bar, a few minutes away, on the ground floor of the Salesforce Tower where we stopped and had a glass of champagne. The bar was nice and modern with quirky décor, which I loved with lights made from glass bottles and there was an outside seating area. There is a lift that took you to the first floor, where there was an open plan dining area as well as fully accessible facilities. The staff were friendly and polite.

Duck and Waffle Cocktail Bar


After we left the Drift Bar around the corner on the other side of the building was a lift to take you to the 40th floor to the, 24 hr, Duck and Waffle Cocktail Bar (Sushi Samba is on the 38th floor) where we had a champagne cocktails. The bar is small but has great views of London (there is also a roof terrace on the 39th floor), with funky house playing in the background it had a great vibe which I loved. The staff were very welcoming and lovely and they too surprised me with a happy birthday platter with some fruit and a candle.


Searcys Champagne Bar





After we left there we wondered west about for 10-12 minutes and stopped at the Searcys Champagne Bar at the One New Change shopping centre, where we had another champagne cocktail. The bar had a more chilled out vibe and there was jazz music playing in the back ground. This was a nice place to relax and chat over a drink. The staff were very friendly and even helped us to charge our dying phones, using their chargers behind the bar. The bar is fully accessible with full wheelchair facilities.




I was now hungry and ready for dinner. I fancied pizza and opposite the Searcys was a Zizzi, so we went there for dinner. I had a bottle of water, some olives that I wasn’t keen on, but I was hungry so I ate them anyway, and a gluten free pizza with no cheese (they do have vegan mozzarella cheese but I didn’t want it), peppers and mushrooms which was yummy. The staff were polite and the restaurant is accessible with full wheelchair facilities. We finished up and called the Taxi Card (Com Cab) for an accessible taxi home.

I had a great day out, met some friendly people, saw some fantastic views of London and had great company while doing it all – an absolutely fabulous birthday!