"London from above" City Views Tip by MichaelFalk1969

City Views, London: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  London seen from St.Pauls
by MichaelFalk1969

There are at least three possible viewing points for an aerial view of London: The London Eye, a giant ferris wheel on the Southbank near Country Hall has the best views. The downside is that especially on weekends and in peak season there are huuuuuuge queues. I would therefore advise to go there as early as possible.

Another option is the cupola of St. Pauls church - the view on the Thames (Tower Bridge, Globe, Tate Modern, HMS Belfast) is good, but other parts of the city are not as easily visible. Often the view is somewhat obstructed.

The same goes for the third option, the Monument (of Christopher Wren). You can actually walk up to a viewing platform in the Monument, and you get a kind of "Finisher"- certificate.

The newest option would be the "Shard"-skyscraper. While the view is outstanding, the entrance fee is outrageously high, and it is difficult to take good photographs as the windows tend to reflect a lot.

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2013
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