London is well known for being over 1000 kilometres squared so covering all of it can be tricky. There are ways you can see the whole package though, and from up on high you’ll get a stunning vista of the city. Have you ever wondered what the winding River Thames looks like from up above and just how it curves through the cityscape? Have you ever wondered just how big Hyde Park really is? Then below you can find a list of some of the most breath taking views in the city.You can also find information about them from the helpful and friendly hotel staff at the London city suites by Montcalm Chiswell Street.
The London Eye
The London Eye was built at the turn of the 21st century as a celebration for the new millennium, even taking the name the millennium wheel for the first few years of its life. The wheel itself is made of 32 ovoid capsules which can hold up to 25 people. The wheel can complete a full revolution every half an hour and gives great views over the city. This is due to the fact that the wheel is 443 feet tall and has a diameter of 394 feet and from the South Bank where it is situated, you can get a great view over the River Thames and across the city.
The Shard was formerly known as London Bridge Tower and stands at a stunning 309 metres high, making it the fourth tallest building in Europe. Having been completed in 2012, the tower has 72 floors and a glass observation deck where tourists can buy tickets. There are also several restaurants open to prior booking and an open air observation deck. The entire building was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and the restaurants on the Shard are located on the 31st and 32nd floor and have twists on Northern Chinese cuisine, classic British and gourmet foods. The Michelin starred restaurants also give an incredible view out over the London skyline, meaning that you will definitely be dining in style.
Big Ben was added to the houses of parliament, or Westminster Palace in 1855 and is known for its neo gothic style and has become an icon of London, instantly recognisable to people all over the world. Big Ben, or Elizabeth Tower as it used to be known, stands over Westminster at a massive 96 metres and was designed by architect Augustus Pugin. The tower is made from sand coloured brick and limestone whilst the frame is made from cast iron. Visitors can book tours to the top of Big Ben from where they can get a great view over London.
If you’re staying at one of the Best Hotels in London then you’ll no doubt settle for nothing less than the best parks in London. This is where Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park comes in. Standing in the Northern quarter of the park and to the East of Camden Town, Primrose Hill gives one of the best view of London on a sunny day. A perfect spot for a picnic, Primrose Hill stands at 213 feet and has plenty of attractions in the surrounding area.
Located in the Walkie Talkie tower, the Sky Garden is located is a large garden and restaurant area standing at a stunning 155 metres above ground. Here you can dine at the classy Fenchurch restaurant, serving the best of British fine dining as well as at the Darwin Brasserie, City Garden Bar and Sky Pod Bar serving refreshing drinks.