4 Unique London Skyline Views - Free and Easy

If you're visiting London and have some spare time, then we would highly recommend exploring one of London's incredible skyline views. Each of the 4 walks; Primrose Hill, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Hampstead Heath and Alexander Palace are free and easy, plus all offer a unique birds eye view of the city. Have done all the walks mentioned below? Find out how to get there and what you can expect to see.

View from Primrose Hill

1. Primrose Hill

By far the most popular of walks, Primrose hill is located north of Regent's Park and offers spectacular views of London city. From Kings Cross to Westminster and everything in between, you will see London's most prominent landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, The London Eye and the BT Tower. Best of all, it's the perfect place to enjoy a picnic before or after making the summit.

How long to walk to the summit? For fit walkers it will take you no more than 10-20 minutes from the base, but if you're planning to walk and talk it will probably take 30-40 minutes.

2. Royal Observatory Greenwich

Make your way to the hill in Greenwich Park to see a unique angle of the London cityscape where Canary Wharf is in the foreground. Plus get the chance to stand on the historic prime meridian line of the world.

How long to walk to the summit? For fit walkers it will take you no more than 30-40 minutes from the base, but if you're planning to walk and talk it will probably take 50-90 minutes.

View from Parliament Hill Viewpoint

3. Hampstead Heath

If you're looking for view from one of London's most highest lookout points then a walk to Hampstead Heath is definitely one to try. Stretching from Hampstead to Highgate, exploring these grassy parklands is an excellent idea for an outing with friends. For views of London, head over to Parliament Hill Viewpoint which sits 98m high. With plenty of benches to sit and relax, the only issue are the trees which may hinder your sight depending what time of year you visit.

How long to walk to the summit? For fit walkers it will take you no more than 30-40 minutes from the base, but if you're planning to walk and talk it will probably take 50-90 minutes.

View from Alexandra Palace

4. Alexandra Palace

Enjoy panoramic views of London from Alexandra Palace or 'Ally Pally' as called by locals, it's located in North London near Muswell Hill. Most unique from this angle are the sweeping contours of Greater London.

How long to walk to the summit? For fit walkers it will take you no more than 10-20 minutes from the base, but if you're planning to walk and talk it will probably take 30-40 minutes.

Regardless of which walk you choose to do, the sight London's incredible skyline will not disappoint. We have 7 hotels in Central London, so access to any of these walks is super easy. For more information on our London hotels visit out Point A London page. 

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