Where to Get the Best Views of London This Winter


London is known for being one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the world which is why millions of travellers and photographers head there every year to snap photos and create memories that they will never forget.

If you’re planning to join us at the Piccadilly London West End this season, be sure to check out our West End hotels special offers so you can experience the beauty of the city. Even though summer has been replaced by winter, there are still plenty of amazing sights to see in London this season. Here are a few of a favourite winter viewpoints.

The Shard

London Bridge Street, London

The Shard

The newest addition to London’s iconic skyline provides arguably the best view of the city or at least the highest. Make your way up the huge glass structure and look out over the city as you stand at the highest point in the country. With panoramic views of London and its buildings laid out below, you’re sure to make your friends and social media follows jealous with some breathtaking photos. As the lights of the city illuminate, the view from the Shard gets even better.

South Bank

South Bank

A stroll alongside the Thames River will reveal an abundance of unique views and colourful imagery. The South Bank is an area of the waterway that offers a unique perspective of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben which is sure to get photographers excited. Wait until the sun goes down this winter and stroll alongside the water’s edge to snap a picture of the lights as they bounce off of the peaceful water.

London Eye

Lambeth, London

History of the London Eye

The famous Ferris wheel that sits alongside the Thames is one of the most popular attractions in London and has become an iconic part of the city’s identity. Not only is the structure itself beautiful when it’s lit up, it also provides great views of the surrounding area. Stare out in awe at the lights of London as you float through the air in one of the glass bubbles. A trip on the London Eye lasts around 30 minutes which means you’ll have plenty of time to take it all in.

Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland

As the holidays come around, London’s most famous park will become the host of Winter Wonderland, an event that brings the magic of Christmas to locals and visitors alike. The bustling Christmas market is a perfect place to capture some colourful and exciting views. With thousands of lights, vibrant decorations and plenty of exciting events, there is plenty to see as you explore the grounds and browse the hundreds of stalls.

Sky Garden

Fenchurch Street, London

Just because the weather has turned cold and the leaves have fallen from the trees doesn’t mean you can’t get some tropical views in London. The Sky Garden is a high altitude attraction located on the top floor of the ‘walkie-talkie’ skyscraper. With a huge glass window, you can find amazing views overlooking the city as well as vibrant floral views inside.