I love to visit places to get a bird’s eye view of London. Looking down and across the city you get to see what you can’t appreciate at street level, and that is the diversity of the architecture, plus how packed the city is, yet how much is given over to its green spaces. Want to know the best places for the best bird’s eye view of London … coming right up!
1. London Eye
This has to be the first place you are going to go if you want a bird's eye view of London. You sit in a glass and metal pod and are taken around on a very big Ferris Wheel. It is 135m high, which means on a clear day you can see 25 miles in any direction. It was originally built as a trophy/celebration piece for the Millennium celebrations with the idea it would be taken down at some point, but after a while it found private sponsorship with the energy company EDF and is now here to stay for the foreseeable future.