Panoramas of the London Skyline – Photos from the Skylounge at Doubletree Hilton
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!
The Skylounge terrace of the Doubletree full of sunny Saturday morning visitors.
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.
Looking towards the Gherkin in London’s financial district.
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.
The gothic Minster Building, built on the site of a 1000 year old convent and home to brokers and other financial services.
The Art Deco office building at One America Square. Square by nature, Square by name.
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, squatting next to the Thames, home to the Mayor of London and other authorities.
A closer look at Tower Bridge with the Tower of London partly visible in the foreground again.
The wall gardens of the Doubletree and a Caribbean style pop-up Rum shack on the second terrace.
Looking up to the Skylounge from the hotel lobby.
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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