Those visiting the British capital for the first time will be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of attractions spread all over the city. London offers a remarkable blend of the medieval with the modern, that makes it one of the more unique cities to spend a holiday in the UK. Every year more than 16 million visitors head to the city that is testament to the popularity of London as a holiday destination.
Visitors wanting to enjoy staying the comfort of a boutique property will find hotel chains like the Montcalm group offer value for money. With hotels like the Montcalm Royal London House at Finsbury Square, there are plenty of hotel options at suitable locations to stay.
If you are in the Marble Arch area drop in for a delicious brunch at the Montcalm Marble Arch’s Hankies restaurant. Travellers looking to enjoy some of the more unique views across London can head over to the following spots:
Sky Garden: Among the more recent additions to the city skyline Sky Garden is situated at 20 Fenchurch Street. Londoners affectionately refer to the edifice as the Walkie Talkie and is a massive glass building with a rather distinctive shape. The curved glass of the building design is highly reflective, in fact, so much that it can actually damage cars on a hot day. Head to the top storey where there is a massive glass dome that houses three floors of amazingly landscaped designs that include an alfresco terrace and decks for visitors to grab scintillating views over the city. The best part is people can visit for free and is the tallest garden in the city. Even though admission is free, the booking needs to be made in advance at the venue’s website.
New Change: A relatively new addition it sits beside St Paul’s Cathedral. The building houses many offices, shops and restaurants. Not many visitors are aware that the building has an impressive roof garden for the public to visit. While technically there is not too much greenery in a typical garden sense, it does compensate with stunning views stretching from the East to West London. The highlight, of course, would be the grand view it offers of its illustrious neighbour St Paul’s Cathedral. A wonderful spot to head to for all photography enthusiasts to get panoramic views overlooking the city. During the summer large screens are installed to follow major live sports event from the UK and overseas.
The Tate Modern: Among the many vantage points from which to get impressive aerial views overlooking the city, is the Tate Modern. The venue offers magnificent vistas of the Millennium Bridge that extends from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tate Modern. The central location of the Tate Modern makes it possible to get some of the most commanding views overlooking London. So whether you are passionate about art or just interested in getting an alternate perspective of the city, a tour of the Tate Modern is something to look forward to.