London probably has some of the best buildings with the best views! Not to mention, eating at the top with 360 degree views. I feel like many people are unaware of the vast numbers of buildings in London that have incredible views of the entire city. Even better, cocktails or brunch with a view is my absolute favourite. On Monday, I visited the Tate Modern which has recently had a huge extension. They’ve added this super cool building where you can go up to the top (for free) and get the most amazing views of the city. The Tate is just one of the many places in London that offer some of the best views around for not even a penny.
So, to kickstart my shortlist of where to see the best views in London, I am going to start off with the Tate Modern. Like I mentioned before, the new building has the most amazing 360 views of London. The best thing is that it’s free to go up there and the Tate has the coolest contemporary art. There’s nothing I love more than art and fabulous views of London! For me, the Tate has to feature on my list as it is just so iconic. There’s also a cafe which is home to good views, just not as good as the very top.
For my second location, I had to mention The Sky Garden. I cannot explain how much I love this place. Last summer I did sunrise yoga at the top and after, I was treated to a delicious brunch with fresh fruit, greek yoghurt and the best coffee. Unfortunately, yoga is no longer available however, you can still book to visit the top free of charge by clicking here. I highly recommend booking this and watching either the sunrise or sunset. They also have a fabulous restaurant and cocktail bar.
Number three has to be one of the most obvious places: The Shard. Unlike the Sky Garden, the Shard has yoga! You can click here to view the schedule. The Shard is on the more expensive side, however, the restaurants are must go. The best one: Aqua; they have an delicious brunch menu and I’ve heard their cocktails are extraordinary.
Of course, I had to mention where to eat with the best view. With so many up and coming rooftop bars, London is buzzing. One of my favourite places to eat is Sushi Samba. This young and cool sushi hangout is perfect for celebrations or any special occasions. It has the highest outdoor terrace in Europe, so for me, this has to be number one.
Number two is the Duck and Waffle. Located next to Sushi Samba the views of London are more than perfect. Opt for their small, sharing plates whilst watching the sunset.
Number three is Aviary. This chic spot is part of the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch. Their outdoor terrace makes for the perfect hangout spot in the hotter months. Their breakfast menu is to die for; try one of their freshly pressed juices and the avocado on toast with smoked bacon and chilli.
Finally, Boundary Rooftop is such a find. Their Californian designed outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for watching the sunset. I definitely recommend visiting Boundary in the summer, as the winter can call for lots and lots of layers (you end up looking like an Eskimo!). Not to mention, Boundary is super Instagrammable, so make sure to bring a camera.
If you visit any of these places, please let me know what you thought or tag me in the photo! Another great way to find places like these is via Instagram. Search using the “places” tab and trust me, it opens many doors.