Observation decks in London

London’s tallest observation platform is at the top of The Shard (height 244m), followed by the Sky Garden (155m), London Eye (135m), cable car (90m), St. Paul’s (85m), Westminster Cathedral (64m) and The Monument (62m). The tallest hills are Greenwich Hill (132m), Parliament Hill (98m) and Primrose Hill (65m).

Highest observation points

Craig recommends… I’ve written reviews of these views on my blog. My favourite ones are the roof terrace at One New Change, the garden at the top of the Sky Garden, and the cable car from The O2.

The Shard

The Shard Enjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard -- London's tallest skyscraper -- more than 1000-feet above the city.
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
London Eye

London Eye Every tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.
Sky Garden

Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up -- the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.
Monument

Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral Westminster Cathedral's campanile is one of the city's best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.
Tate Modern

Tate Modern Check out the restaurant and bar at the Tate Modern art gallery, for a great view of St. Paul's Cathedral across the river.
Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch The balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.
One New Change

One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
O2 Arena

O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
 
 
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