Many people may be surprised by the idea of good views in a large city such as London. In a city with so many large buildings and manmade lights, the idea of being able to see the stars from anywhere closer than Essex may be laughable to some of the more cynical visitors. Those who like to have their head in the clouds should fear not, with great spots to see the city’s many breath taking views cropping up by the day. If you’re visiting London for a short period of time and staying at one of the many Luxury Hotels in London, then it is definitely worth seeking out these amazing views, especially as the weather gets better and the skies get clearer.
Located in Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is a 65 metre incline near Camden and Hampstead. The main draw to the top of the hill is the great view of London from tis summit as well as an engraved William Blake quotation. The area around Primrose Hill will keep visitors occupied with its close proximity to Camden and Chalk Farm and the nearby St John’s Wood area being home to several well-known celebrities. This makes Primrose Hill a very fashionable as well as romantic place to visit. It’s a must for couples and friends alike, especially as summer approaches and picnic blankets come out.
Easy to get to from the Montcalm brewery hotel on chiswell street London, South Bank is a very popular spot due to its wealth of activities in the area and its amazing view of the river Thames. Stop by the Understudy or the Southbank Centre for a drink and watch the sun set over the River Thames. One of the great things about the South Bank is the amount of terraced bars and restaurants that allow you to sit and enjoy the areas ambience. The heart of London walks past as you eat your dinner or enjoy your drink, meaning that you get the full experience of the city, from stunning riverside views to seeing the creative hub of the South Bank come and go before you.
Alongside the view from the South Bank you can also see an even higher view from the nearby London Eye, standing at 443 feet and its 32 capsules transporting thousands of passengers every day to see above and look down on the city. Created at the beginning of the new millennium, the London Eye is accessible to all ages and prices and takes around half an hour to complete a full revolution. This means that you have ample time to see the views of the city. On a clear day you can see a 25 mile view from the London Eye.
Not only does Alexander Palace give a great panorama across London from its Muswell Hill and Wood Green location. This historic building was opened in 1873 and acts as an entertainment venue for a variety of acts. If it gets too cold or too rainy to enjoy the view you can buy a ticket for a dance performance or a music gig. With the surrounding Alexandra Park, the area attracts many visitors, acting as a counterpart to the South London based Crystal Palace.
Based in West London, this park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks and gives visitors 2360 acres of land to explore whilst also being home to deer. No wonder this park gives such a great view of the city, with its idyllic woodland giving it a rural feeling whilst being stationed in the heart of the bustling city.