Boasting a rather obscene number of giant buildings, it should come as no surprise that London will soon have the title of being home to the highest free viewing platform in all of Europe.
But will that lack of surprise stop us from scaling up the 58 floors of 22 Bishopsgate – the second-highest building in the city after the Shard – for a gaze out over the skyline? Almost definitely not.
Since it will be free and all, it’s likely that many will have the same attitude about Horizon 22, the new vantage point for stargazers and keen Instagrammers alike, which is due to power up its high-speed lift (41 seconds up to the top, to be precise) from today (September 27).
Views at Horizon 22 are panoramic and the cost is nothing, giving us one of the more cost-effective ways to dramatically plan our protection of the city as we gaze out over it. All you’ll need to spend money on is that suit and batmobile.
How do I visit Horizon 22?
If you’re already itching to get up 254 metres high, then you can book your free ticket to the platform now. Pre-bookings at Horizon 22 began last week, and you’ll be able to secure your place on the newest free viewing platform on the block.
It’s set to rival the likes of Sky Garden, which is known to be full to the brim with free bookings, so be sure to keep that in mind when planning your visit; the demand is likely to be high.
Views from 58 levels up at Horizon 22 will be available seven days a week, all year round (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve), and a small number of walk-in spots will also be made available each day.
Horizon 22 opens on September 27, with pre-bookings starting here on September 20. It will be open between 10am-6pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on Saturdays, and 10am-4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.