The Best Free Views in London

Discover the hidden gems of the rooftop world.

It’s one of the greatest cities in the world, it’s only fair you see it all. We’re not talking busy tourist spots where you can’t see the landscape for selfie sticks and phones in the way. We’re talking the real deal – picturesque places with pretty surroundings and seriously good views.

Here’s our pick of the best London views.

Primrose Hill

Once you see the panoramic views of London from the top of Primrose Hill, you’ll forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. Initially, climbing to the top of a hill might not sound like your idea of fun, or a holiday, but we absolutely back this one and guarantee it’ll be worth it. Afterwards, take a stroll around pretty Primrose Hill and enjoy the surrounding streets.

Sky Garden

The real deal. Enjoy spectacular views of London from the capitals highest garden. It’s free to go up, you must just book a ticket first. There are two destination bars and two restaurants up there, so you can make a good day of it. It could be difficult tearing yourself away from the three stories of 360 degree views though…

The Monument

Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, this beauty is one of London’s loved attractions and you’ll see why. Climb 311 steps for panoramic views of the city and learn a bit about London’s fascinating history too. Tickets are £4.50 per adult. You can stay in our aparthotel just nearby; Native Cannon Street too.

One Tree Hill – Honor Oak

A hilly, diverse beauty spot with great history and amazing views. Rising to about 300 feet, you’ll see why the views from here are out of this world (or London). It’s home to what was the world’s largest underground reservoir when it was finished in 1909 and is still the largest in Europe today.

Tate Modern

When contemporary art and beautiful views collide. A visit to Tate Modern is well worth a visit anyway but we can assure you it’s way more than just a gallery. Behold breathtaking 360 degree views of the London skyline from high above the River Thames. Access is free and you can enjoy drinks and snacks while you’re up there too.

Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally)

Alexandra Palace is an iconic London spot with some of the best panoramic views of the city. Ally Pally, as it’s lovingly known, has a history of incredible milestones, after first opening in 1863. Alexandra Park is beautiful and boasts even more beautiful views.

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