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Panoramas of the London Skyline – Photos from the Skylounge at Doubletree Hilton


Posted on March 4th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Picture Perfect. 4 comments

Today I’m sharing photographs of London from the Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton, near London’s Tower Bridge. I popped back the morning after a Traverse event last year to reclaim my forgotten jacket (which now resides in Edinburgh after being forgotten there too) and got some great panoramas of London from the rooftop bar.

If there’s one thing I can say about London, it’s that it looks pretty in the sunshine. Buildings old and new compete for space and skyline, and like all big cities, it can be mesmerising to people watch from good vantage points. Don’t miss my favourite shot at the bottom!

Doubletree Hilton Skylounge panoramas of london

The Skylounge terrace of the Doubletree full of sunny Saturday morning visitors.

Tower Bridge Port Authority building Panoramas of London Skyline

The bar and terraces have a great view of Tower Bridge, past the Tower of London behind the trees and the Port Authority Building on the right.

The Gherking the Shard window cleaners Panoramas of London

Looking towards the Gherkin in London’s financial district.

London the Gherkin window cleaners panorama

Just another couple of City high-rollers, polishing off a Gherkin. Not the kind of job where you’d want to forget your packed lunch.

Gothic Minster building panoramas of london hilton rooftop bar

The gothic Minster Building, built on the site of a 1000 year old convent and home to brokers and other financial services.

One America Square Art deco panoramas of london skyline

The Art Deco office building at One America Square. Square by nature, Square by name.

the Shard skyline london travel photography doubletree sky bar

London’s newest iconic building, the Shard, where you can also get some good views at 244 metres from the ground on the 72nd floor.

City hall building Mayor of London Thames river panoramas of london

City Hall, squatting next to the Thames, home to the Mayor of London and other authorities.

Panoramas of London Tower Bridge birds eye view photography

A closer look at Tower Bridge with the Tower of London partly visible in the foreground again.

Doubletree Skylounge rooftop terrace panoramas of london

The wall gardens of the Doubletree and a Caribbean style pop-up Rum shack on the second terrace.

Doubletree Hilton Pepys Street London travel photography

Looking up to the Skylounge from the hotel lobby.

Panoramas of London street level to skyline view of Tower Bridge

And finally, my favourite photograph from the Skylounge. This ‘toy town’ view along Savage Gardens towards Tower Bridge, complete with people on the streets and a Hackney Carriage, set as perfectly as any architect’s model.

Did you like these panoramas of London? Let me know in the comments.  :)

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Peter





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