London has a range of fantastic, iconic sights. Sometimes the best way to take in the magnificent capital is to embrace heights and look down on the city from up high.
Check out our top 5 places for London sightseeing from a bird’s eye view:
Opened in 2013, this striking piece of architecture offers an impressive vantage point for you to take in London. You can book tickets for The View from The Shard from 10am – 8.30pm – choose whether you’d like to see the city in daylight or darkness.
From Flemings: 15 min taxi / 15 min tube (Green Park to London Bridge, Jubilee Line)
The London Eye
One of London’s most iconic landmarks, The London Eye offers a relaxing experience to take in the capital from the South Bank. Afterwards you can wander along the South Bank and enjoy watching street performers whilst munching some tasty street food.
From Flemings: 10 min taxi / 10 min tube (Green Park to Waterloo, Jubilee Line)
This huge skyscraper, Heron Tower, is home to famous restaurants like Duck & Waffle and Sushi Samba, and is also the historic financial centre of London. Go up 175 metres and visit the sky bar where you can sip cocktails and look down on the City in all its glory. Also, did you know? The huge aquarium in the reception area has two full-time fish attendants looking after it!
From Flemings: 15 min taxi / 20 min tube (Green Park, Piccadilly line, to Holborn, then Central line to Liverpool Street)
One of London’s most exclusive areas to live, Primrose Hill offers one of the best views of London. Perfect on a summers day, we recommend taking a picnic and enjoying the fantastic panorama across the city.
From Flemings: 10 min taxi, 10 min tube (Green Park to St John’s Wood, Jubilee line)
Emirates Cable Car
The Emirates Air Line cable car over the Thames launched to coincide with the Olympics. Glide over the River Thames see London from a new, exciting perspective.
From Flemings: 30 min taxi, 20 min tube (Green Park to North Greenwich, Jubilee Line)
Which is your favourite place for London sightseeing from up high?
Flemings is located in central London, with amazing transport links to all corners of the city! Take a peek at our local guide to find out more.