5 London Sunset Views That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Lucie Turner Lucie Turner

5 London Sunset Views That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Prepare to fall in love with your city all over again…


1. The Shard

At 1004ft tall the Shard is the European Union’s tallest building and with heights like that you know you’re guaranteed one heck of a view. It can cost you up to £30 to get to The View from the Shard viewing platform but for an extra fee you can get champagne sent up with you, which if you’re feeling lavish is the perfect way to finish the day #baller.


2. Primrose Hill.

A golden oldie. Grab yourself a G&T in a can and make your way to Primrose Hill come sundown (nearest tube Chalk Farm or St John’s Wood, about 8 minutes away). Due to the graduated slope you’re bound to get a good view wherever you’re sat and it’s one of the best lateral views the city has to offer without climbing another 40 floors.


3. The Duck and Waffle, The Heron Tower.

If you feel like enjoying some dinner whilst watching your sunset why not check out the Duck and Waffle restaurant, located in the Heron Tower on the 40th floor, making it the highest restaurant in the UK. It’s also open 24hrs so feel free to out-stay your welcome and catch the sun on it’s flip side.


4. South Bank.

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If you fancy prolonging the whole sunset experience why not take a stroll down London’s South Bank. Not only do you have some big attractions to include in your pictures (London Eye, Big Ben etc.) but it’s also a great way of getting in your recommended 30 minutes of cardio for the day.


5. Broomfield Park, Palmer’s Green.

If you fancy a sunset off the beaten path then this is the one for you. This public Enfield park is registered with English Heritage Society and was the garden of the historic Broomfield House. If you’re travelling with children this park is perfect; with play parks, huge oaks and small music events held in the central bandstand.


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