Tickets for the new Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie are available to reserve for entry from 12 January. Unsurprisingly, the website appears to be struggling under the pressure, so bear with it. Ian Visits says that apparently the booking website's been available for months, it's just that nobody's been able to find the thing.
It's billed as London's newest public park, but as Rowan Moore deftly points out in the Guardian it's privately owned, so we can add it to the ever-growing list of places that look public but are actually private (see: More London, Broadgate, Canary Wharf). That's obvious enough by the need to book tickets at least three days in advance and you'll also need to go through airport-style security. Once up there you'll be able to gaze at the view — as demonstrated above by our editor at large Matt Brown when he visited during construction — or eat and drink at three bars and restaurants. Or just pretend to be controlling the giant death ray. Your call.