London has a sea of bold skyscrapers and the most interesting being in the city of London such as the Walkie Talkie, Cheese Grater, Gherkin and Heron Tower. What better way to enjoy London’s view than in one of these wonderful buildings capturing panoramic views across the city.

Here are my top five places with the best views of London. Pictures definitely speak louder than words, in this case, just look at all these amazing views!

1. Shard

View from the Shard
View from the Shard

The Shard is the tallest building in London and offers great views. It can be quite expensive to go to the top of the Shard so instead, I suggest going to the Oblix Bar.

It has an excellent view and is an ideal place for one drink. Oblix Bar has limited seating and a drink cost between £8 and £16.

Address: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
Closest tube: London Bridge

2. Walkie Talkie

View from Sky Garden
View from Sky Garden

Home to the Sky Garden with its beautiful garden, Darwin restaurant, views and bar. The garden is filled with plants from the well-known Kew Gardens.

It is free to go to the Sky Gardens although you need to book in advance to get a time slot. As it’s a popular place to visit make sure you book a couple of weeks in advance to avoid being disappointed.

Address: 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Closest tube: Monument

3. One New Change Rooftop

View from One New Change St Pauls
View from One New Change St Pauls

Enjoy a drink at Madison Bar or just enjoy the balcony overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. It does get busy after work so you may be required to line up and if you are heading to Madison Bar check out their dress code beforehand.

Address: 1 New Change, London EC4M 9AF
Closest tube: St Pauls

4. Gherkin

Searcy's at the Gherkin
Searcy’s at the Gherkin

Slowly being hidden in the sea of skyscrapers is the Gherkin and one of the more interesting shaped building on the scene. To see the skyline views you need to head to Searcys restaurant or bar. While enjoying a glass of wine add the cheese board as well. I was in cheese heaven!

Bottle of wine and a cheese board will cost £50.

Address: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
Closest tube: Aldgate or Liverpool Street

5. Heron Tower

Duck and Waffle view
Duck and Waffle view

Two great restaurants are located in Heron Tower, Sushi Samba and Duck & Waffle. Make sure you book in early as it’s a popular place, it’s rare that you’ll get a table at a sensible time if it’s less than two months in advance.

I’ve had breakfast several times at Duck & Waffle, their food is delicious! Famous for their duck and waffle but if it’s not your thing then just order their waffles as they are scrumptious. Breakfast will cost about £20 for a coffee and food.

Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Closest tube: Aldgate or Liverpool St

Where are your favourite city views?

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