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The Best Views In London

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London is a stunning city that attracts around 30 million visitors every year. Full to the brim with iconic landmarks, it would take you hours to try and see them all. So instead of traipsing around wearing out the soles of your shoes, you need to get up high. We mean really high!

A bird’s eye view of London is like no other, but where can you see these amazing views? We’ve got 4 of the best views of London right here.

The London Eye

An iconic London landmark since 2000, this giant ferris wheel will help you soar high above the city. Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, it provides breath-taking 360 degree views of all the classic London sights like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. On a clear day, you can see up to 40 kilometres in distance, that’s as far as Windsor Castle!

If you fancy enjoying a trip on the London Eye, why not combine it with a delicious lunch or a visit to Madame Tussauds? Or if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can combine it with a thrilling speedboat adventure too!

London Eye pods

Lift 109

Elevate your senses at Lift 109, one of London’s newest viewing attractions at the Battersea Power Station. From the base of the north-west chimney, the glass elevator will whisk you up the 109 metres to the top where a viewing platform offering stunning 360 degree views awaits you.
Have your camera ready to capture London’s sprawling landscape and while you’re there, be sure to make time to explore the magnificent Art Deco Turbine Hall to discover the building's rich history.

panorama view of london from lift 109 at battersea power station in london

The Shard

To say the views from The Shard are good would be a massive understatement, it’s London’s tallest skyscraper so the views are amazing! It’s an experience not to be missed. It even has its own Champagne Bar, the highest in London so you can sip a glass of bubbly while enjoying the beautiful panoramic views. If that’s not luxury, we don’t know what is!


a view of the top of the shard looking out over the london skyline on a bright sunny day

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Created as part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the crazy looking ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture. The lift will whisk you 80m up the red lattice tower where you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views over the Olympic Park and 20 miles beyond. Interactive screens help you interpret the views as well as explain the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

If you’re feeling brave, why not ride The Slide! Slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour as it twists and turns 12 times. The 50 metre journey will be over in an exhilarating 40 seconds!

a woman and two children looking out over london at the top of the arcelormittal orbit

i360

It may not be in London but we couldn’t talk about viewing experiences and not mention the Brighton i360 by the glorious seaside. This futuristic looking viewing platform stands at 450 ft in the air and offers up fantastic 360 degree views across Brighton & Hove, the South Downs National Park and on a clear day, all along the coast to the Isle of Wight.
It’s a must-visit if you’re in the area and we’ve got it combined with a glorious afternoon tea or a visit to the Brighton Pavilion. Who doesn’t love a day at the seaside!

drone image of the pod of the i360 in brighton looking east along the coastline

So there we are, a selection of some of the best places for fabulous views of London. A visit to any of them will take your London experience from great to amazing, which one will you choose?

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