The Walkie-Talkie skyscraper may have gained a reputation for frying eggs on the pavement, but its basement conceals remains of a much older conflagration -- the burning of London by Queen Boudica.
After much anticipation, and recent complaints, the SkyGarden has accepted its first paying customers, and non-paying voyeurs and at last a chance for us mere mortals to see what the fuss has been about.
Central London's highest garden opens to the public at some point shortly, depending on which newspaper you read, even though in reality it is less a garden than a waiting area for a nearby restaurant.
A new skyscraper is emerging on to London’s skyline which will probably become as significant a shape as the Gherkin or the Shard — the curiously nicknamed “Walkie-Talkie”. Officially called 20 Fenchurch Street, the building is notable not just for…