12 Amazing Places to Watch the Sun Fall in London

June 29, 2022

Why is it that when we look at the setting sun, we find ourselves transported to an enchanted world?

Most people will agree that a good sunset can stop just about anyone in their tracks.

Sunsets are one of the most satisfying things in life, and beautiful London has some of the best.

You can go out with friends, family, or your lover and you can watch the sun go down over some of the most famous landmarks in London:

1. The London Eye

It is pretty hard to argue against The London Eye when it comes to seeing a sunset in London.

Europe’s tallest observation wheel is 135 metres high and the fifth tallest in the world. You can see all the city’s signature sites from this location right across the river from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and you can also view Windsor Castle on a clear day.

It is one of the few city viewpoints which actively moves, so you can get a whole host of different viewpoints throughout the 30-minute journey. You can even have a glass of champagne on your ride.

The London Eye can be found at the County Hall, also known as the Riverside Building.

2. Alexandra Palace Park

There are jaw-dropping views of London Town and some pretty magical sunsets in the large expanse of the Alexandra Palace Park which can be reached from one of the highest points in London.

The palace has a huge beer garden that is open all summer long, which is great because you can eat street food and watch the red sunset from there.

It is perfect for a gig or two.

The park is on Alexander Palace Way in the London suburb of N22 7AY. Wood Green and Alexandra Palace are the nearest stations.

3. Primrose Hill

This golden oldie is a one of the best places to watch the best sunsets in London. It is even known to be most scenic view in London.

One of the best places to see the London Eye is from atop the Grade II-listed Primrose Hill as it is one of the few places in the world where you can see the London Eye from all over the place.

Grab a blanket and watch the sky fade from orange to red as you pop a bottle of wine. Why don’t you bring a first date here and impress them?

4. South Bank

It’s always great to take a stroll along the South Bank.

It is a great place to eat pop up street food, watch skaters do their thing, and catch an exhibition at the prestigious Southbank Centre in London, one of the best places in the city for people-watching.

The sun is beginning to set, making it a prettymagic place to come as time goes on.

If you go all the way to the Bankside area, you will see some of the capital’s most prominent landmarks bathed in varying different hues of sunlight. You can see the sun setting over the western part of the capital if you wander over the Millennium Bridge.

The South Bank is in SE1. The closest stations are Waterloo and Blackfriars.

5. The Shard

The tallest building within the United Kingdom and Western Europe, is the The Shard, and it will provide you with a magnificent view from the top.

The view from the Shard is the best in London with a partly open observation deck and a full view of the city.

If you want to see everything, you should ask what you won’t see because everything is visible from top to bottom.

We would recommend visiting here when the sun is setting because it is less busy during the day. You can see the capital transformed into a night owl at this magical spot.

This is located at 32 London Bridge Street. London Bridge is closest station to be found.

6. Sky Garden

If you want to view the beautiful London sunset from a foliage-filled viewing Gallery, look no further than the Sky Garden located on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie.

The open-air terrace provides a great view of London’s famous rooftops, while the floor to ceiling glass windows provide a spectacular view of the urban jungle.

Sky Garden has more than just a spectacular view; it has an indoor garden that is a must-visit for anyone wanting to see the city in a different light.

If you want a sundowner, or two, you can go on a regular DJ night or two here as twilight begins to draw its veil over the city.

Sky Garden is located at 1 Sky Garden Walk in London. Monument is the nearest station.

7. The Thames

If you’re looking for a different view of a sunset in London, this one is for you.

How can you do this? By speedboat of course!

On Saturdays and Sundays, you will be able to travel down the River Thames at speeds of up to 35mph, pass one of the world’s most famous skylines and listen to the latest hits.

You can watch the London sunset under the guidance of an expert skipper, and then toast your adventure with a bevvie post ride.

The tour of the lates Speedboat is offered here. At the London Eye Millennium Pier, you can board your speedboat. The closest station is Waterloo.

8. Greenwich Park & The Royal Observatory The Thames

There are a lot of sites and landmarks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, which is listed by UNESCO.

The oldest enclosed Royal park in the city is called Greenwich Park and it has a deer enclosure, gardens, and historic spots.

It is home to The Royal Observatory, the home of British astronomy. You can see all the way across to the skyscrapers from the viewpoint here, and the sunsets are phenomenal.

You wouldn’t want to be in town if you had an ice-cold can.

You can find both The Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park, on Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ. There are two stations that are close to the area, Greenwich and Maze Hill.

9. Emirates Air Line

This route is the best way to cross the river and offers amazing views of the capital and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

You can take a ride for just six quid, and you can go as far as 300 feet up in the sky.

You will be able to play an epic game of I Spy when you fly, as you can see all the landmarks that you can spot from the skies.

The O2 Arena, the ExCel Centre, the Thames Barrier and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are some of the places we’re looking at.

The Air Line is located at the Royal Docks, 27 Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA, and the Cable Car Terminal, Edmund Halley Way, London, SE10 0FR. The nearest stations are Royal Victoria and North Greenwich.

10. Richmond Park

It is recommended to see the best sunsets in London at one of the Royal Parks, but the other is in the South West.

With acres of open grassland and plantations of flowers, the second largest green space of London is a great place to visit throughout the year.

The perfect place to watch the sunset is King Henry’s Mound, located to the far west.

The canons signify that Anne Boleyn was executed from up here and the view from here is amazing. Developments aren’t allowed to build tall buildings because view is important.

11. Hampstead Heath

Featured in the movie “Notting Hill” because of its 800 acres of undulating meadow, ancient woodland, stately homes and natural swimming ponds is Hampstead Heath.

You can see the capital below from one of the highest points in the city.

The best place to enjoy the sunset is from the summit of Parliament Hill, a 98-metre tall observation wheel which has a load of benches.

If you want to enjoy some thai food in a warm environment, you should go to Kentish Town and get some food at The Pineapple.

You can find it in NW3. Belsize Park is near several stations, including HampsteadHeath and Gospel Oak.

12. Duck & Waffle

The Duck & Waffle, a beloved spot famous for its namesake dish and for being the highest restaurant in the UK, is the final spot on the list of best places to watch sunsets in London.

The downstairs neighbor of SUSHISAMBA City is open all the time, and on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower.

The sun can be seen on its flip side if you let your guard down. It is possible that you will last until sunrise.

The Duck & Waffle is located at110 Bishopgate, London, EC2N 4AY. The nearest train station is Liverpool Street. This is the secret London rundown of the most spectacular sunsets in London.

There you go – all of the best sunset views in London. Pack your cameras, hold the hands of your loved ones and enjoy the majestic colors of London.

 

Source: Secret London

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