Well, we did it – we made it through January, spirits – if not all our resolutions – intact. How are you doing? Why not make the most of the dark February days to do a bit of catching up with some of Insider London blog posts from January?

sky garden walkie talkie london

Image credit: Sky Garden

One of the most exciting events to happen so far in 2015 is the opening (finally!) of the garden at the top of the Walkie-Talkie building. But has it been worth the wait? We weigh up the verdicts here.

We also got to know another London landmark better – how many of these ten great facts about the Gherkin did you know already?

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South London gets a makeover with the Nine Elms project. Image credit: Nine Elms London

London’s skyline is getting pretty crowded. We looked at the buildings vying to be top of the towers this year in this blog post. Any favourites? We also outlined another potentially exciting new scheme – the suggested ‘Coal Line’ in Peckham. Could this be London’s answer to New York’s High Line?

Trinity Buoy Wharf

Image credit: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Let’s not forget that innovative architecture doesn’t have to mean skyscrapers. We took a look at some inspiring London eco homes here. And – possibly more importantly – let’s remember innovative architecture doesn’t always work exactly to plan. Here are some examples of when London architecture has gone wrong, wrong, wrong.

airborne mark money fish camden

Image credit: Airborne Mark

We’ve been checking out loads of street art this month, as ever. It’s a bit out of our usual circuit but there’s some really interesting street art happening in Camden right now a head of the redevelopment of the market. Check that out here. And how can we resist sharing Luke and Darth, as depicted by Invader?

alternative london cafes

Image credit: Bianca Dubois

Feeling exhausted after that little lot? Maybe it’s time for a sit down in one of London’s cafes. Dogs, cats, cereals: we’ve got them all covered in our round-up of some of London’s unusual cafes. Missed a favourite? Get in touch on Twitter or Facebook and let us know. And come and join us on one of our alternative London walking tours: we deal in everything from sustainable architecture to death and debauchery