Best places to view London skyline

Once you’ve enjoyed London from the ground level and wondering what things to do next, it’s a great idea to head upwards and looks down on the city’s many famous buildings and attractions. There are many places in London that allows you to get a spectacular view of metropolis. It is always impressive sight is the London Skyline, more and more places are taking advantage of the view and creating spaces for public to enjoy the view of London. We have drawn up the list of best places to visit in London for a memorable view.

The View from the Shard

Location: Railway Approach, London SE1 9SG


The Shard offers the capital’s highest viewing platform of London. The view from the shard at dizzying level 69  at 244 metres high from which you can see up to 40miles on a sunny day. Use the digital touch-screen telescopes to zoom in on intriguing details. At level 72, there’s an open-air viewing platform where you can see out through giant shards of glass to feel the spectacular view of London. If you really want a restaurant with a view, Aqua Shard, Oblix and Hutong offer fantastic food to go with views from the 31st, 32nd and 33rd floors.

London Eye

Location: London SE1 7PB


Giant Ferris wheel has been revolving slowly on the south bank of the Thames. Since the millennium wheel is 135m high on South bank between waterloo and Westminster bridges you can experience the spectacular views of capital’s most famous landmarks, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is 30 minutes journey which offers outstanding experience and remarkable view of London.

Best time to visit London Eye is during Sunset, London will light up in front of your eyes as the setting sun bounces off the rooftops and the river. Inside your glass pod, ride up this giant Ferris wheel to see views over London 25 miles away.

Primrose Hill

Location: Primrose Hill Park, Somerton TA11 7AP


Northern side of Regent’s park, Primrose Hill offers an amazing a view of London. It is around 63 metres above sea level and provides guaranteed breath-taking views of the city Hampstead and Belsize Park. It’s clear rounded skyline which is available to the people of north London for open-air recreation.

Primrose hill one of the six protected viewpoints in London. Experience the view on a sunny day and walk down the hill until you reach the canal, following the path all the way to the iconic Camden Market.

Up at the O2

Location: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Unique way to enjoy a great view of London, a giant suspended walkway 380m long journey over old millennium dome. It is 90-minutes experience during which you wear safety harness to clamber up over enormous dome. It’s breathtaking trip, sweeping views, hosting concerts and sporting events. Using the cable car is an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks.

Emirates cable car

Location: Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, SE10 0FJ


Spectacular and fun, this cable car runs from North Greenwich over the River Thames, and ends on the other side of the river at the Royal Docks. You can also take a non-stop return trip. It might be a cable car to nowhere, but the sights on the way are fantastic, taking in everything from top of the Dome to glinting views of the river and its surroundings. The cable car trip takes approximately 10 minutes which accommodate 10 people, arrive every 30 seconds

Royal observatory at Greenwich    

Location: Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ


Royal Observatory it’s a home of time and Prime Meridian line. Sir Christopher Wren designed Flamsteed House in 1675 to house the Royal Observatory on top of a steep hill in Greenwich Park. It offers a spectacular view of London Skyline with views down to Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House, Sir Christopher Wren’s Royal Naval College, and across the snaking River Thames.

Access to the Meridian Courtyard, private telescope viewings and curator tours, reception on the Prime Meridian Line and you can feast on the views while astride the east and west hemispheres.

Tower Bridge

Location: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP


Go along the new glass walkway on Tower Bridge to get excellent east and west-facing views. Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames and it is very close to Tower of London. The skyline is lit dramatically by the setting sun and the glow of offices. It is iconic part of London and city’s heritage.

See London life through a glass floor, from a unique viewpoint 42metres above the River Thames. Enjoy the magic of the bridge lifting below your feet!

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