London’s Top 14 Sunset View Points


London is a truly gorgeous city.

It is brimming with beautiful structures, iconic architecture, historic buildings, and it actually has the highest percentage of green or natural spaces of any city in Europe.

It’s a true pleasure to roam the streets, discover the city’s secrets and find spots where you can catch a glimpse of the iconic skyline- in fact, the only thing better than viewing the city during the day is seeing it cast in front of a stunning sunset.

London is located in a relatively flat area, and England is a notoriously cloudy place. When these two elements are combined with the right weather the result is a gorgeous sunset.

Make the most of the fantastic London hotel packages currently available and explore this gorgeous city from the comfort of the amazing Montcalm Royal London House Hotel.

The Montcalm Hotel London is the perfect place to base yourself and experience the staggeringly good sunsets that London offers, so let’s take a look at the very best spots where you can witness the perfect London sunset.

Primrose Hill

This park offers an incredible panoramic view of London's skyline, from within the city centre!

It’s located just across the road from the equally gorgeous Regent’s Park, and the gradual incline reveals a truly wonderful view.

It's a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to watch the sunset over the city.

Greenwich Park

Located in southeast London, Greenwich Park is home to the Royal Observatory and offers stunning views of the Thames and the city beyond.

It is one of the city’s oldest and most historic parks, and the top of Point Hill offers one of the best skyline views in the city.

The Shard

This iconic skyscraper offers an unparalleled view of London from its observation deck at a height of just under 300 metres.

It's one of the tallest buildings in Europe and watching the sunset from the Shard is a truly unique experience- you can also dine in the sky high restaurants in the tower, but you may prefer to save yourself for the amazing Finsbury Square restaurants near your hotel!

Richmond Park

This vast park in southwest London offers open spaces, stunning scenery, and a chance to spot deer as the sun sets over the horizon.

It’s a wild and expansive area, so if you’re looking for a natural and open setting to enjoy the sunset, then this is the place for you.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is home to Parliament Hill, which is probably one of the best hidden gems in the city.

The park is located some distance from the city centre, and has a lot to offer; but the 110 metre Parliament Hill offers one of the best complete city skyline views in the world.

The London Eye

The famous Ferris wheel offers a great view of the city at any time of day, but watching the sunset from the top is especially magical.

Make sure you time your trip around the wheel for the perfect sunset panoramic, and enjoy the ever changing canvas from the world’s largest cantilevered wheel!

Tower Bridge

This is a two-fold option.

Standing on Tower Bridge, in the middle of the Thames makes for a pretty amazing view. With Canary Wharf to the east, and London’s iconic buildings to the west- it’s a pretty safe bet.

Or you could stand on the river bank and include Tower Bridge in the view!

Either way, you’re in for a treat!

St. Paul's Cathedral

The world famous cathedral offers a stunning view of the city from its 111 metre tall dome, otherwise known as the ‘Golden Gallery’.

Watching the sun set over London's rooftops amongst the city is a truly memorable experience.

Thames River Walk

The Thames is pretty much the key to London, and most of the iconic sights are based around the river.

This means that taking a stroll along the banks of the Thames pretty much anywhere in the city is a great way to see the sunset.

Try Southbank for a stunning view of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

The O2 Arena

Many people actually don’t realise that you can climb to the very top of this iconic structure, and as you can probably imagine, the view is pretty staggering.

Get unimpeded 360° of the docklands and Canary Wharf on the perfect sunset activity.

Climb the iconic structure then head home to ease your aching muscles in one of the best spa hotels London has to offer.

The Royal Observatory

Located in Greenwich, this historic observatory offers stunning views of the city and the Thames. It’s one of the most historically significant buildings in the city, and is home to the prime meridian, otherwise known as the beginning of time, and the divide between the northern and western hemispheres!

Watching the sunset from this vantage point is a truly unique experience, and the city always looks resplendent from this angle.

The Serpentine

The famous lake that divides Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, two of the city’s most famous parks, is a wonderful location to catch a sunset.

Rent a row boat and head for a paddle and enjoy the calming sights from the surface of this city centre lake.

Tower Hill

We already know about watching the sunset from near the Tower of London, but if you head away from the river and up the gentle slope, you will reach the 48 ft high summit of Tower Hill, just behind the castle itself.

It makes for a gorgeous place to watch the sun go down, and your view will include the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the river and large swaths of the city.

London at Dusk

London is a beautiful city at the worst of times, so when you get a lovely evening and a cracking sunset to boot, it really is something special.

Make the most of your time in the city and enjoy a gorgeous sunset before heading to the best Finsbury Square restaurants for a spot of delightful dinner, before heading to your luxurious room in the Montcalm Royal London City Hotel.