No matter if you are in London for business or for leisure… if you don’t fear heights, here you can find 7 spots from where you can have an amazing and unusual view of this wonderful city!
1. The Shard
With its 95 floors (72 habitable), this is one of the tallest building in Europe. Designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, The Shard is served by 44 lifts and hosts several offices, hotel, restaurants and also some amazing residential flats. This venue offers the highest unobstructed 360-degree views across the London skyline and beyond.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m) this makes it the tallest one in Europe (when erected in 1999 it was the highest wheel on the planet). The London Eye is one of the most popular paid tourist attractions in the UK. There are 32 air-conditioned capsules everyone hosts 25 passengers, the capsules are huge and people are free to walk inside.
3. The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Better known with the name of The Monument is one of the City of London’s most outstanding landmarks and visitor attractions. The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London (September 1666) and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. 311 steps leading to a viewing platform, this is surmounted by a drum and a copper urn from which flames emerged, symbolizing the Great Fire. The Monument, as it came to be called, is 202 feet high (61 m) – the exact distance between it and the site in Pudding Lane where the fire began.
Where the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on 29th July 1981. St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history. From its’ 111 metres you can enjoy unrivalled views of the London skyline from the cathedral's outdoor viewing platform
Located on the northern side of Regent’s Park, this spot (78 meters high) offers a great panoramic view of London skyline. The area is one of the most exclusive residential ones in London. If you are lucky you could spot a celebrity in one of its’ famous pubs in the area. Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit it.
6. Sky Garden
This ultra-modern venue offers a 360 degrees panoramic view of London from the terrace at floor 35. From here you can enjoy the most iconic landscape of this great city and having an unrivalled view of the Thames. Sky Garden includes 2 exclusive restaurants and 1 bar. The access is free of charge but booking is recommend.
7. Tower Bridge
If you are in London you can’t miss it! It’s a must see attraction! One of the most famous bridge on the Earth. And only for the brave you can walk on the glass floor at 42 meters above the Thames. This experience allows your eyes to get a double view, both east and west.
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