We are constantly on the lookout for spectacular perspectives. If you are planning on visiting London, here are five incredible ways to have a cocktail or enjoy a good meal with panoramic views of the city below:
#1. Dinner in the sky
Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 meters by a team of professionals.The massive table accommodate 22 people at every session with three staff in the middle (chef, waiter and entertainer). According to the official website, this is an event that can be held anywhere (golf course, public place, race track, castle, vineyard, historical site), as long as there is a surface of approximately 500 square meters that can be secured. Of course, authorization by the owner is required. In London, the crane that lifts the table neighbors London Eye, offering a dizzying perspective over 55 of the city’s landmarks.
#2. Oblix Restaurant
Located on the 32nd floor of the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, Oblix restaurant offers sophisticated urban casual dining with a menu devised by founder and renowned chef Rainer Becker that offers dishes from the spit roast, charcoal grill and wood-fired ovens. Set across the entire floor, Oblix offers a chance to view the bustling city below from more than one vantage points.
#3. Duck and Waffle Restaurant
The Shard may be the tallest building, but the tallest restaurant in Europe is Duck and Waffle, located atop the city’s 40-story skyscraper at 110 Bishopsgate. Inspired by broad European and British influences and spirit, the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere encourages a convivial experience for guests through its array of dishes designed for sampling and sharing. Duck & Waffle places emphasis on local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients, manifested in daily inspirations created from the market’s freshest offerings. Keeping pace with a city that’s always on the move, Duck & Waffle welcomes guests 24/7, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night menus.
#4. The Rooftop Terrace at Madison Restaurant
Overlooking the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, Madison Restaurant offers panoramic views from one of Europe’s largest public open air roof terraces. Here is an open invite from the hosts: “From an early morning croissant at to an informal lunchtime meeting in the tapas bar, Madison offers an elevated atmosphere for those who like a generous side order of history and culture with their daily paper, friends or colleagues”.
#5. Galvin at Windows Restaurant & Bar
Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair, Galvin at Windows Restaurant is renowned for its peerless views over the capital, including some of the most iconic sites such as The City, The Shard, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. It is here that you can try out some modern French haute cuisine and the three course menu is priced at £30 or £50 with wine, water and coffee included. For accommodation in the area, you may consider the Astor Museum Hostel for traveling on a budget or Paddington Court Rooms for a more comfortable stay and/or business tourism.