A visit to London is always a treat because there’s just so much to see and do. From the shopping to the history, London rewards travellers who get out and explore.
And there are other ways to see and experience London aside from doing it on foot or with a tour bus, and these alternatives offer an insight and overview of London that’s different from what many visitors to the city experience.
That’s why we’ve put together this short guide of different ways to see the capital – and they’re all easy to reach from The Montcalm at the Brewery.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s is worth a visit no matter why you’re going there. It’s one of the most famous buildings in the world, let alone London, and it’s a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.
But St Paul’s also offers terrific views out over the heart of London – if you don’t mind climbing some steps. When you arrive at St Paul’s, seek out the ‘Climb the Dome’ experience, and you can choose from two different vantage points from which to take in the city. The Stone Gallery gives beautiful views from the exterior of St Paul’s famous dome, at a not-inconsiderable height of 173 feet. If you want to go a little higher – and don’t mind the 528 steps it takes to reach – The Golden Gallery sits at 280-feet and offers unparalleled views out over all of central London.
You can get to St Paul’s from The Montcalm at the Brewery in just ten minutes by foot, and that’s not far to go for some of the very best views of the capital.
The London Eye
On the other side of The Thames and just a 20-minute train journey from The Montcalm at the Brewery, the London Eye provides an incredible, panoramic view of London in its entirety.
From up on high, you can see everything from Westminster Palace, Big Ben and the British Museum, to name just a few landmarks. But the London Eye also offers the perfect point of view to see along the Thames as it winds and wends its way through London. If you’re looking for amazing photos or just want to see the whole of London as it stretches away into the distance, you need to visit The London Eye.
And, if you’re hungry after all that sightseeing, you’re only a short journey from The Crescent Restaurant & Lounge.
Many people know Tower Bridge as an iconic London landmark, but not as many people know that you can ascend the bridge and get a very unique – and we mean unique – view of London.
First off, the view from Tower Bridge sits at 137 metres above the Thames, providing an excellent venue for views up and down the Thames and taking in many of London’s most famous landmarks. Aside from this, the viewing platform also has a glass floor, enabling you to see the bridge rising to allow ships to pass. And, as London views go, it doesn’t much more different or special than that.