I thought I’d share a couple of my favourite spots to head for a drink with a view London. The best time to head to any of these is usually during weekdays as they can be mobbed at the weekend and, if you can, around sunset for a slightly more dramatic backdrop than the grey winter skies.
Duck & Waffle – Here you’ll find panoramic views over London, fabulous cocktails and a pretty tasty menu. Step into the glass elevator and speed your way to the 40th floor. Their signature dish, Duck and Waffle, is a bit of bizarre combination that comes with perfectly crisp duck, a fried egg and soft waffle served with mustard maple syrup. As I said, totally bizarre, but pretty delicious. If you’re feeling more conservative, stick with choosing from the selection of baked breads, consumed with a large amount of wine naturally.
Sky Garden – For this one, booking in advance is a must as it’s usually booked up at least a week or two in advance. It’s free to book (unlike the Shard) & you’ll be given a specific time slot to be whizzed to the top of the walkie-talkie building. The view itself is breathtaking but don’t hold huge expectations for the ‘garden’ itself. Head for a cocktail at the bar or if yoga is more your thing, check out their website for regular classes.
Vista Bar, Trafalgar Square – looking over Nelson#s column and Trafalgar Square, this is another great spot to grab a coffee. Be sure to check the weather before you go as there’s no substantial shelter (possibly somewhere best saved for the summer months). A lovely spot to head to, particularly when combined with a trip to the National Gallery & National Portrait Gallery.