8 Unusual London Skyline Views Off the Beaten Track
There’s no shortage of ways to appreciate the London Skyline. With plenty of rooftop bars and viewing platforms it’s never been easier to get up high in London.
But instead of the usual St Paul’s, Tate Modern, View from the Shard, Sky Garden and – new kid on the block – Garden at Fen Court, I thought I’d share some of my favourite London skyline views off the beaten track.
1. Trinity Buoy Wharf
Catch the DLR (a lovely London viewing experience in itself!) to East India or Canning Town and after a short walk you arrive at Trinity Buoy Wharf.
2. The Garden Museum
The museum re-opened in 2017 and it’s worth a visit (if only to climb the 14th Century tower!)
Read my post about the museum here.
3. Butler’s Wharf
Ok, perhaps not exactly ‘unusual’ but it’s definitely worth the extra step count to keep going past Tower Bridge and looking back. Even if you hate the Walkie Talkie, it’s still a lovely view.
4. Shadwell Station
The DLR strikes again, this time with a view from the platform at Shadwell. Especially as the sun is going down, this view enlivens even the worst commute.
5. Westminster Cathedral
With a 360° across West London, it’s definitely worth paying the extra £6 (plus, there’s a lift!) Find out more about visiting the Tower Gallery here.
6. Westferry Circus
Another Docklands spot, often the addition of the Thames just makes the view that much better…
7. Cally Park Clock Tower
It was only two weeks ago that I first discovered this North London gem. Islington Council are currently running free tours which you can find out more about here.
8. Severndroog Castle
A bit far out, sure. But the 18th century Gothic Castle can be reached in under an hour from the centre of London (which we all know, of course is the Charles I statue in Trafalgar Square!)
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Have you got a favourite unusual London viewpoint? Let me know in the comments!
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