Panoramic Views of London

If you've got a head for heights, don't miss London's panoramic views.

Once you've enjoyed London from the ground level, it's a great idea to head upwards and look down on the city's many famous buildings and attractions.

There are plenty of places where you can enjoy a panoramic view of London, from posh bars to hilltops! Here's a few of our recommendations for enjoying breath-taking views across the city. And here's our list of London's Top 10 Rooftop Bars.

  • EDF Energy London Eye

    Platinum Partner

    Monument / Statue

    Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 5,111 reviews

    Book tickets online for the London Eye with our best price guarantee, and see 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes!

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  • St Paul's Cathedral

    Gold Partner

    Place of Worship

    St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8AD [map]

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    Based on 1,184 reviews

    Book your tickets for a visit to iconic St Paul's Cathedral and discover the awe-inspiring interior and facinating history of this London landmark.

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  • Tower Bridge Exhibition

    Gold Partner

    Historic Site / House

    Tower Bridge, SE1 2UP [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 1,335 reviews

    Inside the Tower Bridge Exhibition you will learn all about how the world's most famous bridge works and its fascinating history.

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  • OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

    Gold Partner

    Modern European Restaurant

    Barge House Street, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1 9PH [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 1,570 reviews

    Located on London's South Bank, The OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie boasts breathtaking views of the city, complementing the finest modern cuisine.

  • The Shard

    Gold Partner

    Tourist Attraction

    London Bridge, SE1 9RL [map]

    The View from the Shard is the highest viewing point in Western Europe and nearly twice as high as any other view in London. The View provides visitors with a multi-sensory experience and 360 degree views for 40 miles across London

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  • Tate Modern Restaurant

    Gold Partner

    British Restaurant

    Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 173 reviews

    The restaurant at the Tate Modern offers imaginative cuisine and spectacular views.

  • Coq d'Argent

    French Restaurant

    No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 178 reviews

    Perched on the roof of No.

  • Paramount Restaurant

    British Restaurant

    Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DD [map]

    Yelp 4 out of 5 Based on 49 reviews

    Paramount offers unparalleled 360-degree views across London and occupies the top three floors of one of the city’s most iconic and beloved buildings, Centre Point.

  • Skylon

    British Restaurant

    The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 1 Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 423 reviews

    Skylon’s triple height picture windows provide panoramic views along the river.

  • SUSHISAMBA London

    Brazilian Restaurant

    Heron Tower, 38th Floor, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY [map]

    Located in the top three floors of Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine to the City of London.

  • Up at The O2

    Tourist Attraction

    Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX [map]

    Prepare yourself for an unforgettable 90 minute experience which will take you on an uplifting expedition across the roof of the world's most popular entertainment venue.Enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of London from our viewing platform in the centre of the roof, before finishing with a thrilling descent back to base to complete your adventure.

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  • Hampstead Heath

    Platinum Partner

    Large Park

    Superintendent of Hampstead Heath, Heathfield House, 432 Archway Road, NW6 4JH [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 275 reviews

    Located just just four miles from Trafalgar Square, Hampstead Heath is one of London's best loved green spaces.

  • The Monument

    Platinum Partner

    Historic Site / House

    Monument Street, EC3R 8AH [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 313 reviews

    The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years.

  • Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

    Platinum Partner

    Large Park

    London, NW1 4NR [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 522 reviews

    Regent’s Park in Central London is home to a stunning rose garden, an open air theatre, ZSL London Zoo, cafés, wildlife, sports areas and plenty of green space for you to relax and enjoy.

  • Alexandra Palace

    Gold Partner

    Exhibition Centre

    Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 28 reviews

    Set in 196 acres of parkland with stunning views across London, Alexandra Palace offers a superb day or evening out.

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit

    Gold Partner

    Monument / Statue

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2SS [map]

    Yelp 3 out of 5 Based on 2 reviews

    Britain's tallest sculpture and acclaimed landmark of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, giving unrivalled views of London from the east. Opening April 2014. Tickets on sale January 2014.

  • London Helicopter Tours

    Gold Partner

    Sightseeing Tour

    The Pod Building, Bridges Court, Battersea, SW11 3BE [map]

    For a once in a lifetime experience, fly with The London Helicopter and enjoy breathtaking views of world famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Shard and the Olympic Stadium.

  • Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Gold Partner

    Historic Site / House

    Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 9NF [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 316 reviews

    Stand on the Greenwich Meridian Line, visit the free museum telling the history of time and astronomy, and catch a show at London's only planetarium.

  • Emirates Air Line

    Getting Around London

    Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0FJ [map]

    Yelp 4 out of 5 Based on 14 reviews

    Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line, an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. The cable car trip takes six minutes. The cars, which accommodate 10 people, arrive every 30 seconds. You can use your Oyster card.

  • Vista Bar at the Trafalgar Hotel

    Bar

    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS [map]

    Vista rooftop bar offers views over Trafalgar Square and other London landmarks including Big Ben and the London Eye.