Where to Experience the Best Views of London

Where to Experience the Best Views of London

There are many superb spots in the city of London that offer incredible views of the capital that are worth visiting for the scenery and for nearby sights. London is a beautiful city to see from a great height and there are numerous destinations that are ideal to appreciate this scenery. Here are our top recommendations to see this famous skyline...


1. London Eye

One of the most famous attractions is the great London Eye that is found in the heart of the capital close to many other popular sights. This destination offers stunning views of the historic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Tourists love heading here as there are pods that can be made available for couples or to celebrate an important occasion. Tourists have 30 minutes to enjoy in the capsules and will definitely appreciate seeing the best parts of the city especially with a group of fellow travellers.


2. O2 Arena

Another famous attraction in the capital is the O2 Arena where tourists can have a 90-minute jaunt over its roof. Views include the River Thames, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park and travellers will be delighted to see scenery that’s more than ten miles away. These panoramic views are unrivalled across the city of London. For somewhere slightly more relaxing there is the Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street in the building nicknamed the Walkie Talkie. This venue offers amazing restaurants and bars that are relaxing destinations for some food and drink during a visit. Tourists need to book their free tickets before heading to this fantastic building.


3. The Emirates Airline 

The Emirates Airline is an excellent way to see pretty panoramic views of the city cheaply through the price of an Oyster card ride. This cable car is very popular and offers a ten minute ride across the River Thames. A unique way to see the city is by heading to the Tower Bridge Exhibition where tourists can walk across the glass floor and experience gorgeous scenery from the high walkways. This is an ideal destination to venture to with children as it provides a captivating day out where tourists can learn about this famous structure. There are Victorian engine rooms that are definitely worth visiting at this sight. 


4. Monument

The Monument is a superb attraction where tourists get to learn a little history and climb their way up to a rewarding height. This bird’s eye view is spectacular after travellers walk up the 311 steps to the top of the building. They get to see a wonderful view of Tower Bridge and across the city of London. Another historic place to visit is St Paul’s Cathedral that has more than 500 steps to its Golden Gallery, which offers amazing views. Naturally the most famous place to visit for a great view is the Shard, which was once the tallest building in Europe.


5. Shard

Another fabulous place to see London at its very best is the popular Shard attraction which towers over the London skyline. There is a viewing platform and also various bars and restaurants where you can see London both day and night. 


6. Parks

London has numerous parks which provide a great space to see over Central London, we recommend Primrose Hill, Hamstead Heath or Grenwich Park. All are free too.


Where to Stay

Travellers wanting to be near these attractions should stay in a central London residence. A great choice is the amazing Kingsway Park Hotel found near Paddington. There are many top hotels in Sussex Gardens where this residence is based. This accommodation is housed in a Victorian listed building that has gorgeous pieces of art in the halls and rooms. The living spaces include many modern amenities such as a flatscreen television, telephone and Wi-Fi internet that is ideal for checking emails or keeping up with the news. There is also a lovely restaurant and bar that offers travellers a delicious full English breakfast.


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