We’ve put together our top 5 high spots in London, whether you fancy a bit of exercise on your bike, an energetic up-hill walk or simply just want to see what the view has to offer. With Bonfire night just around the corner, maybe you’ll take our advice for one of these great spots and watch next weekend as London’s sky erupts into colour.
Our Top 5 high London spots:
One of the most renowned views in all of London. A steady uphill climb takes you up to the observatory. If you’ve never been before, by all means go inside. Be warned though, it will set you back £15. If you’d rather just soak up the view, get a good spot out front on a bench or the grass and watch the world go by.
Photo – Diamond Geezer
A popular after work spot in the summer, but really its even prettier at this time of year. Autumnal leaves against the concrete and glass back drop of the city. Of course, if you can catch it at either sunrise or sunset, you’ll be in for an even bigger treat.
Photo – Mike Rolls
Of course we had to include this one! The famous Parliament Hill. Get lost in Hampstead Heath and feel like you’ve left London completely. It’s always good for the soul to cut out the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy what nature has to offer. This is one of the most famous views in London and it crops up on you all of a sudden, one minute you’re in the wilds of nature and the next, the whole city of London is right before your eyes.
Photo – Kellie Netherwood Photography
Emirates Air Line
The perfect sunset spot! The entire trip from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks or vice versa will cost you (as standard) £4.30 and will last around 10 minutes. Cross the River Thames and take in the very best of the skyline whilst getting your daily adventure seeker dose, high above the every-day hustle of London life.
Photo – David K Hardman
If you don’t quite fancy a high spot outdoors now that the weather is turning, take yourself to Peckham Levels. The right side of the space looks out onto the impressive London skyline and they serve many different varieties of food and drink (what more could you want?). At this time of year Franks Café is closed for the season, but we promise this is the next best thing!
Photo – Secret London
We hope you enjoy our favourite London inclines. Even in the rain they're beautiful, we promise! Don't forget to take your rain poncho with you though to make the whole experience more enjoyable.
Love, The People’s Poncho Team x