Spectacular High Viewpoints in London

Visiting the high viewpoints in London and Seeing London from high up across the cityscape can be an amazing sight, especially at night

London Eye

An iconic part of the London skyline built in 1998, the London Eye offers views across the city from 135m up (443 feet)

Vertigo 42

A champagne bar, 42 stories high serving a variety of classy drinks and snacks against stunning views across the unique London skyline

Sky Garden

Part garden, part restaurant, and very high up! The clue’s in the name! Including morning yoga sessions, you’ll find more than just the bars

Tower Bridge Walkway

A see-through glass walkway across the top of one London’s most iconic landmarks. A unique way to look down on London

ArcelorMittal Orbit

When sculpture meets observation tower, you this impressive structure to commemorate the 2012 Games


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London Eye

Also known as the Millennium Wheel, the London Eye is the 4th largest Ferris wheel in the world, it’s perhaps one of the easiest ways to see London from up high, right on the South Bank of the River Thames

Originally created to celebrate the brand new millennium, it was opened by Tony Blair on the 31st of December, 1999

The entire ride takes around 30 minutes to complete with each pod being able to carry 25 people at once. Group or individual tickets are available to purchase ahead of time online!

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Address

Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB

Hours

Weekdays – 11am to 6pm
Weekends – 11am to 6pm

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Vertigo 42

Vertigo 42

Feeling on top of the world is only made better by holding a champagne cocktail being served by high-class waiters and stunning views

Generally reserved for that special celebration, attending Vertigo 42 isn’t something people do often, but it doesn’t mean you’re breaking the bank either, every now and then….

With tables set out right against the glass window fascia of Tower 42 the views are particularly mind-blowing at night seeing the bright lights of London stretch into the distance

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Address

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ

Hours

Afternoons & Evenings
Sunday – Closed

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Sky Garden

Sky Garden

Opening as recently as January 2015, Sky Garden offers a unique combination of fine restaurants and bars, gardens and a view across London from 160m (525 feet)

The “Sky Garden” is 3 floors itself and comprises the “38th floor” of a 38 story tower with 37 floors below it, just remember not to invite any mathematicians when you go!

For the early birds, there are morning yoga classes (what a way to start the day!) otherwise there’s a range of bars & restaurants to book online!

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Address

1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF

Hours

Mon to Weds – 10am to 11:30pm
Thursday – 10am to 12am
Friday – 9am to 2am
Saturday – 8:30am to 2am
Sunday – 8:30am–1to 1pm

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Tower Bridge Walkway

Tower Bridge Walkway

Tower Bridge is arguably one of the most iconic sights in London, built in 1886 to allow passage of large ships down the Thames

While the pedestrian walkways across Tower Bridge are only 44m (143 feet) above the river at high tide, they offer a more unique look at London below through glass walkways, so don’t look down if you suffer from vertigo!

On the way up either side, you get a close look at the history and inner workings of the bridge, which raises at certain times of the day which raises its own crowds at street level

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Address

Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP

Hours

See site for available times

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ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, this 114.5m high structure offers views across London from further out than normal tourist areas

This artistic piece was built in 2014 by Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond to commemorate London 2012 Games held at the park, with the steal provided by ArcelorMittal

Once you’ve enjoyed the views at the top you get to enjoy a thrilling ride down the glass-covered helter skelter style slide, making the ArcelorMittal Orbit a sculpture, an observation deck and a ride! The triple threat!

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Address

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD

Hours

Fri to Sun – 11am to 3pm
Mon to Thurs – Closed

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