It’s easy to forget how beautiful a city like London is when you get caught up in the busy backstreets. It can sometimes feel like a maze in which the huge walls are closing in on you. If you want to be reminded just how amazing the city looks then you may just need to get a new perspective. Cities always look better from high up, so we’ve put together a list of some great spots that will help to get the best view of Britain’s capital. You’ll be able to spy some of London’s famous landmarks, and you might even be able to spot your room at the Park Grand Paddington.
The shard is the latest addition to London’s skyline and provides arguably the best view of the city, or at least the highest. The 310 meter high skyscraper has 95 floors, making it the tallest building in London. If you’re not worried about heights then you can buy a ticket that will take you straight to the 72nd floor of this giant structure. The viewing room has glass windows all around, giving visitors a full 360 degree view of the city below. This truly is a must-see vista and an experience that you won’t soon forget.
Another one of the city’s iconic landmarks, the London Eye is a great way to get a better view of the Westminster area. The giant Ferris wheel is located on the south bank of the Thames. Standing at 135 meters high, the Eye often draws in huge crowds of tourists looking to snap a picture of the Parliament building from a better angle. If you’re lucky enough to get close to the window of the capsule then be sure to make the most of it and get your camera out.
The Queen Elizabeth Tower first opened its doors in 1859 and became home to the most famous bell in the world. Visitors can now get a view of London from one of the most historical buildings in the city. The Tower stands at 96 meters and if you’re willing make the trek up the 299 steps you can stand by the Ayrton Light at the very top and look out over the Thames.
A new renovation has now made it possible to walk across the top of London’s most iconic bridge. A glass walkway has been built on to Tower Bridge, which means that those brave enough to make the walk can get a truly unique view of the city. The view from 42 meters above the Bridge gives visitors the chance to view the Thames, St Pauls Cathedral and much more.
Hopefully our guide to the best views in London will help you gain a new perspective on the city. Our London hotels near Paddington are perfectly situated for you to venture out and find the best spots. So grab your camera and go snap some photos that are sure to draw the attention of your friends.