The best places to stay for a great view of London

While Hilton hotels can often be written off as rather impersonal, the London Hilton at Park Lane has something rather special to offer – a stunning view of the UK’s capital. The hotel boasts a range of restaurants and bars, including the innovative Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows. Sample the cuisine or sip on a cocktail while enjoying 360 degree views of the city skyline.

Located on the shores of one of our favourite London attractions, the vibrant South Bank, the luxury London Marriott Hotel, County Hall’s views would be difficult to beat. The historic building not only offers traditional and elegant rooms with a touch of modern sophistication, but breath-taking views of Big Ben and the Thames too. The London Eye – another great viewpoint – and the Houses of Parliament are just a stone’s throw away, as is Waterloo Station.

A home away from home

Perhaps a slightly more affordable way to enjoy accommodation with a great view of London’s famous sights is to rent your very own crash pad. These short stay London apartments are available in a whole range of central locations and give you the freedom to choose exactly where you want to stay.

Letting your holiday provider know that a view is your top priority is a great move – it’s more than likely they’ll be happy for help. Renting an apartment often works out cheaper than staying at a hotel of the same standard, especially if you’re travelling in a group. Plus, you’ve got the freedom to come and go as you please – great for that impulsive late night trip up to the top of the Shard.

Reasonable options

Views seem to come at a premium price in London, but coming in at a slightly more affordable price is the Ramada London Docklands Hotel. Conveniently placed for doing business at Canary Wharf or visiting Tower Hill, the stunning waterfront position offers a view of London from a whole new angle.


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