One of the biggest marvels in any city is the way the architecture cuts sharp lines through the sky and creates a gorgeous skyline; however, it can be hard to find the perfect location to catch a glimpse of the magic. We’ve highlighted the top five spots to see the London skyline, each offering a fresh perspective on the city. Whether you’re chasing a beautiful sunset or posing for your next Instagram post, these five places will not disappoint.
One New Change
1 New Change, London EC4M 9AF, UK
Just a two-minute walk from the St. Paul’s tube stop, and only an elevator ride up from a buzzing shopping mall, lies one of London’s hidden gems. One New Change is a commercial center home to sixty shops and restaurants; however, the main attraction is the rooftop terrace. Open to the public seven days a week, the terrace overlooks the stunning London skyline, with St. Paul’s Cathedral as a focal point.
From having a drink at the rooftop bar to taking a yoga class, One New Change offers many exciting events on the roof terrace, with the London skyline as the perfect backdrop. When you’ve had enough of the views, you can add to your visit by hitting your favorite shopping spot.
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, UK
For a fabulous 360 degrees view of the London skyline, look no further than London’s own Sky Garden. Designed as an open and vibrant space, the Sky Garden is situated among three floors of the infamous ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building in the financial district of London. Complete with ornate gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace, you will be hard-pressed to find a better place to admire the city. While visiting the Sky Garden is free of charge, you should pre-book your appointment online, as it is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Don’t forget your camera because the Sky Garden is beautiful inside and out!
The London Eye
Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
If you want to do more than just see the London skyline, you can become a part of the magic and ascend above the city on the London Eye. The futuristic, translucent capsules rotate for thirty minutes of breathtaking views. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to overlook as far as twenty-five miles of London’s most famous landmarks. Make the ride even more memorable by choosing a VIP champagne experience, or renting out a private capsule (and avoid standing in line by purchasing tickets online ahead of time).
Greenwich Village Park
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
Looking for a dog-friendly spot to catch the London skyline? The best natural view of London’s architecture comes from across the River Thames in Greenwich. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city just beyond the Royal Observatory where an incredible viewpoint illuminates not only the London skyline, but the Royal Museums of Greenwich, the curve of the River Thames, and of course the stunning architecture of the city. This location is great during both daytime and nighttime, but perfect at dusk when lights line the city and reflect off the river. Grab a friend or even your dog, and head to Greenwich Park for a scenic picnic.
Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
Perhaps one of London’s most iconic symbols, Tower Bridge doubles as a great location to gain a new perspective on the London skyline. If you cross the lower level of the bridge, you can peer along the River Thames with the city hugging its sides. Enjoy the view on foot or take a ride over the bridge in one of the thousands of red double-decker buses that roam London. For something a little more out of the ordinary, the Tower Bridge Experience is a can’t miss attraction. Climb to the top level of the bridge for a breathtaking view of London on both sides of the river. You can even gaze down through a clear walkway onto the lower level, as cars and ships pass over and under the bridge.
No trip to London is complete without a chance to be awed by the skyline. Pick one of these places or explore all five to see the city from any point of view, who knows what you might discover!
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