The best ways to get a bird’s-eye view of London

Tower Bridge in London

There's no place in the world quite like London if you're looking for amazing views and exciting experiences. Whether you're a professional photographer or a traveller looking to tick off more famous landmarks, the view from above the city is like no other.

There are plenty of vantage points dotted around London which will give you amazing views of the city. If you're planning a family holiday, business trip or city break to one of our hotels near Finsbury Square London, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great views. Be sure to check out some of these bird's-eye vistas to see if you can spot the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.

The Shard

London Bridge Street, London

Take a trip to the tip-top of London's newest skyscraper and witness some of the most amazing views in the world as you snap photos from the highest point in the UK. Although the Shard is one of the newest additions to the city's skyline, it has quickly become one of the most popular tourist destinations. If you're looking to get some amazing photos, it doesn't get much better than the viewing floor at the Shard which will give you panoramic views of the breathtaking city below.

Emirates Air Line

River Thames, London

If you want to get some different angles when snapping your pictures of the city, the Emirates Air Lines cable car experience is the perfect way to do it. Step aboard and make your way high across the water as you look out and see all kinds of famous attractions such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Palace. Float through the sky with your fellow explorers as you look all the way down the winding river and try to spot some of the city's iconic structures. This is often overlooked by tourists in London but the Emirates Air Line is a must-see if you're visiting the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.

Helicopter tour

Although there are many experiences and tall buildings in London that allow you to see the city from an elevated viewpoint, this particular option is on a whole new level. Instead of being in the city and looking around, fly over the city in a helicopter and see the skyline like never before. A helicopter ride is better than almost any other tour experience you will find in London and offers you a chance to add some breathtaking photos to your album. If you're planning a trip to London in the near future, be sure to book your seat on a helicopter tour for a once in a lifetime experience.

The O2

Every year millions of people flock the famous O2 stadium in the heart of London. However, the majority of those head inside to see shows and performers including singers, dancers and many other entertainers. If you want to experience something different, book a climbing experience and make your way on top of the O2. If you have a head for heights, you can walk across the beautiful rooftop for a one-of-a-kind bird’s eye view.