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13 Locations To Have Spectacular London Views

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London is a place, which allures visitors with a wide variety of attractions. The mighty Thames River passes through its heart and there are massive buildings everywhere. In terms of the landscape, the city is flat and hence it is difficult to find a place from where you can have an overview of the city. If you are planning on a trip to London and do not know where to have the majestic view of the city as a whole, here are some suggestions for you.

Tate Modern Viewing Terrace

You can have a spectacular view of the city from the terrace of the Tate Modern Museum. This terrace is also as famous as the displays in the museum. The balcony of the 10th floor of the museum offers views in all directions. The most amazing view is in the northern direction. If you look to the North, you will be able to see St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City. You should not miss the view if at all you visit the Tate Modern museum.

The Garden At 120

This is the largest and the newest garden roof terrace in the city. It is located in the center of the financial district. Though the rooftop is lower than many other skyscrapers here, it is high enough for you to enjoy the view of the city. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London are the highlights you can view from here.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

It crosses the great Thames at a height of 90 meters and gives you incredible views of the Eastern part of London. The towers of Canary Wharf and O2 are the highlights of this view. Though technically, it is the part of the London Underground network, it offers an amazing view from the sky.

Parliament Hill

It is located in Hampstead Heath in the North of London and offers breathtaking views of the city. This is an ideal spot for having your summer picnics. The Hampstead Heath Ponds are nearby for you to have some chill.

The Dome At St Paul’s Cathedral

The ground level of the St. Paul’s Cathedral itself offers an alluring atmosphere, which you can enjoy even for one whole day without even leaving the place. But if you are ready to make it to the dome, something more exciting waits for you there. The dome is an amazing vantage point to view the city in its fullness. The Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery offers you the best views of the city.

Sky Garden

This is the highest public garden in the city and offers you an unequaled atmosphere to spend time viewing the city. There are the open-air terrace and the three levels of greenery along with restaurants and bars. It is located on the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper. Though the visit can be free, you need to do advance online booking.

ArcelorMittal Orbit

It is the largest sculpture in the city. It keeps alive the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. It has a 360-degree viewing platform at the top and is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It also has the highest and longest tunnel slide in the world on which you can have some adventure and fun.

London Eye

The London Eye is something you cannot miss on your trip to London. It takes you to a height of 135 meters from where you will able to get a beautiful view of the Thames and the city. The views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are the most important ones.

King Henry’s Mound

It is located in the western end of Richmond Park and it offers a direct view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is in the northeast direction. The dome of the cathedral will usually be visible at the horizon. If not, you have a telescope set there to get a proper view of it.

One New Change

The One New Change building has the rooftop terrace, which offers the close-up view of St. Paul’s Cathedral and its surrounding area. It is free to get up here and enjoy the view. If you like to have a beer while relaxing here, you have a bar onsite.

Greenwich Hill

In Greenwich Park, you have Greenwich Hill near to the Royal Observatory. You can have the most pleasant view of London city from here. You can see the Queens House and also the Thames River.

Alexandra Palace

It is located in the North of London and is a large venue for sports and entertainment. Its hilltop location offers tremendous views of the city skyline. You can get here by walking about 20 minutes from the Alexandra Palace train station.

The Shard

This is one of the tallest buildings of Western Europe and hence bids the visitors have a wonderful view of London city. It will be in your best interest to visit the place in the evening to have the view of the beautiful sunset.  Make sure you have a beautiful view of the London city from any of these locations.

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