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The Best Panoramic Views in London

The bold skyline is one of London's best features. From classic period architecture to confident contemporary design; London's cityscape harmoniously unites the old and the new. From the ground, London is a very satisfying and a beautiful city but from the skies it is mind-blowing. There are many great points around the capital where you can soak-up panoramic London views, from the best gourmet eateries to tranquil hilltops. This article will take a look at some of the best spots to take in London's immensely striking skyline.

London Eye - The most famous modern landmark in London where you can appreciate the dramatic view, the Merlin Entertainments London Eye allows 40km sight in all directions. Capsules can be privately hired with champagne for extra-special occasions and the new 4D cinema gives a multi-sensory London experience.

Vertigo 42 - For a more exclusive view of London, make a reservation for the Vertigo 42 champagne bar at the top of Tower 42. Being the tallest building in London (182m), Tower 42 has some of the most spectacular views going. Make sure you book before you visit.

St Paul's Cathedral - Providing a holy view of London, the Golden Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral offers stunning sights over London. The 530 step climb will seem completely worth it once you reach the top and take it all in. However, there will be one iconic landmark missing from the skyline because you'll be standing on top of it!

Primrose Hill - Simple, peaceful and free; the London view from Primrose Hill is one of the best. The hill is 63m above sea level and gives fantastic sights over Central London. Primrose Hill is within Regent's Park, a superb park surrounded by exclusive residential addresses.

Trafalgar Roof Garden - Feel like a supreme ruler looking over the masses in London Trafalgar Square on the sensational roof garden of The Trafalgar hotel. You can see some of the best London landmarks in style while sipping chilled champagne.

Tower Bridge - London's famous bridge allows you to look down from 42m at the River Thames and banks from one of the bridges covered walkways. Visitors must go on the Tower Bridge Exhibition tour for access and the tour includes the Victorian Engine Rooms with a virtual bridge lift.

Greenwich Royal Observatory - Attractive views of historical Greenwich can be found at the top of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. You could also visit the fantastic Planetarium for a view of the Universe and stand on the meridian line where standardised time began.

Oxo Tower - Unparalleled views of St Paul's Cathedral are presented in the Oxo Tower's restaurant, brasserie and bar.

Alexandra Palace - Great London views are to be had at Alexandra Palace complete with its 196 acres of parkland, ice-skating rink and special events.

The Monument - Built in recognition of the Great Fire of London, The Monument first gives you 311 steps to climb then rewards you with a fantastic panoramic view of London, all for the price of £3.

So, come down and soak up the amazing views of London!


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