Take in incredible views of London for free at these five enchanting spots.
Swooning over the London skyline is a must-do activity when visiting the capital and thankfully there are many free ways to do so. From the elegant gardens at Alexandra Palace to tranquil Primrose Hill, enjoy the views with a drink or two at these top five locations.
Take in the skyline from atop the 35-storey ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building in the historic financial district. Designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, the building houses a beautiful rooftop garden that provides uninterrupted views of London. Dining and drinking can get pricey, but thankfully you can sit and take photos for free – just make sure to book a time slot in advance.
No list of London’s vistas would be complete without mentioning this idyllic spot, popular with celebrities and London’s elite. Located at the northern end of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill is known for its annual Guy Fawkes fireworks display and is one of London’s protected viewpoints. The spot provides breathtaking views of the city below, and a stone edging is inscribed with the words of William Blake: ‘I have conversed with the sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill.’