Imagine sipping drinks while suspended 100 feet in the sky. That’s just what I did at London in the Sky, the memorable event that takes socializing to the highest level. London in the Sky is part of the Events in the Sky franchise, which was launched in Belgium 10 years ago, and has expanded to nearly 50 locations around the world, including Athens, Las Vegas, Brussels, and Malta.
I’d heard a lot about the unique culinary experience and was interested in doing it. So when I found out the event was set to take off in London, I made plans to take part in this unforgettable, high-flying adventure. If you’re interested in taking off on Events in the Sky, here are some things you should know:
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1. WHAT EXACTLY IS EVENTS IN THE SKY
The events are gourmet experiences where guests enjoy delicious food and drinks while taking in breathtaking views of the city at a 22-seat Sky Table suspended 100 feet in the air. The dining experiences range from cocktails to afternoon tea to dinner, with specially created menus by top chefs and mixologists.
2. SCAREDY CATS NEED NOT APPLY
I have zip-lined, tree-climbed, rode on rollercoasters, and been to the top of Burj Khalifa, so I’m not afraid of heights. However, when I initially saw the Sky Table in real life, I did get a little nervous. So if heights aren’t your type of hype, an event where you’re dangling from a crane 100 feet from the ground may not be the event for you.
3. YEAH, BUT HOW?
Guests sit at a 22-seat Sky Table and are strapped in with a 3-point harness, which is then hoisted by a crane 100 feet in the air where it is suspended for the duration of the meal. The Sky Table rotates so guests get different views of the city and have a chance to take selfies from various vantage points.
Guests are only allowed to take a camera or phone with them on the Sky Table. There is a coatroom available in the reception area where guests can safely leave bags and any other items.
4. THE MENU
For London in the Sky, guests can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (1 hour) or High Wine, High Tea (45 minutes). Specially created menus –including a vegetarian option upon advanced request – designed by top London chefs and mixologists are prepared and served in front of guests from the kitchen in the middle of the Sky Table.
I chose the high tea option and was served tea, yummy sandwiches, pastries, and scones (warm, thanks to the “in-flight” oven) with jam and cream, and a glass of Prosecco.
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5. WHAT ABOUT BATHROOMS
Bathrooms are available in the garden/reception area. I’d recommend that guests arrive a little early, get settled, use the bathrooms, and have refreshments (guests get a free tea, coffee or soft drink) prior to take-off.
6. SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY
There is a minimum age requirement of 12 years old, and under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A minimum height requirement of 1.4 meters (4.59 feet) and a maximum weight allowance of 120-130 kilograms ( 265 -286 lbs.) is also enforced.
7. IT’S A SEASONAL EVENT
London in the Sky is a seasonal event that takes place from mid-May through the end of August. Visit the website to book your tickets.
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Updated Spring 2022