London is full of iconic buildings and landmarks that you must see when visiting the Big Smoke. Of course, wandering the streets is the ideal way. However, there are a number of other ways, including from the upper deck of one of the many hop-on hop-off buses that whizz through the city, from a boat on the River Thames or maybe take a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye, which is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and offers the highest public viewing point in London. You will definitely be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline.
However, you do not even have to leave the comfort of your room if you choose one of the many London hotels that offer views over the city and its famous landmarks. Five of the best are listed below.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
At the Shangri-La not only can you see a number of London’s most famous landmarks, but you will actually be staying in one too. The Shard is the tallest building in the UK and offers amazing 360 degree views over London and beyond from both the Shangri-La hotel itself and The View from The Shard, the tower’s observation platform.
The award-winning art déco style Savoy hotel is located on the North bank of the River Thames in the heart of London, a mere stone’s throw away from bustling Covent Garden, which is home to a number of attractions. Many of the hotel’s rooms offer panoramic views over the River Thames and surrounding landmarks including Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.
The Tower Hotel
Located on the banks of the River Thames, close to the Tower of London, The Tower Hotel offers unparalleled views of London Bridge, which is a World Heritage Site and spans the river between the City of London and Southwark in central London, together with the quaint St Katharine Docks Marina close by. With the majority of bedrooms offering amazing views, you certainly won’t be disappointed if you choose to stay here.
Royal Lancaster London
From the rooms and suites in this iconic hotel you will be rewarded with views over London’s largest Royal Park, Hyde Park. It is home to numerous must see buildings and monuments, including The Serpentine Bride and the Joy of Life Fountain. It also regularly hosts concerts and London’s annual Christmas event, Winter Wonderland.
The Four Seasons at Park Lane
Another hotel that offers amazing views of Hyde Park is The Four Seasons at Park Lane, especially from their spacious Mayfair Suites and rooftop spa and lounge. As it is located in the heart of London it is also close to a number of major attractions including Buckingham Palace, the Victoria and Albert Museum and St James’s Park.
This list only highlights a handful of amazing hotels in London that offer fantastic views of the city, there are in fact hundreds—if not thousands—more. London is a beautiful and diverse city, meaning you won’t really have to search too hard to be rewarded with a breathtaking view.