Who wants to enjoy the skyline of London does not have to buy expensive tickets for the London Eye or The Shard. Also the following viewpoints offer a fantastic view over the city free of charge.
Viewpoints in London free of charge
1. Sky Garden
My favorite free viewpoint in London is Sky Garden. The garden which opened in 2015 is located on the top floor of the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street. The skyscraper is approx. 160-meters high and offers a perfect 360° view. You can see the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Gherkin, the Thames, the Shard, and a lot more. There is also a nice restaurant and a bar. Although it is free of charge you have get a free ticket before your visit! Tickets for the following week are released every Monday.
2. Tate Modern - 10th Floor
Like most museums in London the Tate Modern is free of charge. Look for an elevator which goes up to the 10 th floor and go to the viewing plattform. You will have a great 360° view at St. Pauls, the Thames or the Shard.
3. Shopping Center "One new Change"
Behind St. Pauls Cathedral there is the shopping center called "One new Change". With the elevator you can go up to the roof. The roof terrace offers an amazing view at St Pauls. Furthermore, there is a nice restaurant / bar called Madison.
4. Greenwich Park
From Greenwich park (near Old Greenwich Royal Observatory) you have a great view at the skyline of London. Additionally, the whole neighbourhood is well-worth visiting. After enjoying the view walk downhill, pass the National Maritime Museum, the university, the amazing Greenwich Market and the maritime museum. There is also a tunnel which runs beneath the Thames and you can walk to the other side of the river.
5. Hempstead Heath
The Parliament Hill in Hempstead Heath is located in a huge park in north London. It offers a fantastic view over the whole city.
6. St. Thomas Hospital
I never been here but some friends told me that you have a great view from the restaurant of the hospital to the Palace of Westminster. The hospital is located close to Westminster Bridge of the southern side of the Thames. So before buying expensive tickets for London Eye, check out this view.
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