London’s Best Restaurants with a View


London is filled with fantastic restaurants, and for those who want to look at the view while they dine, there’s plenty of great locations to choose from. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at some of the most impressive (and scenic) eateries…

Coppa Club

Occupying a great spot close to both The Shard and Tower Bridge, Coppa Club is a popular London restaurant with one of the largest riverside terraces in the city. The space includes not only a restaurant but also a cafe and bar, with enormous windows offering great views – and an outdoor area for dining during the warmer months of the year.

Aqua Shard

Located on Level 31 of the Shard, Aqua is a restaurant offering incredible views of the London skyline, allowing you to see all the way to the London Eye. The dining room specialises in contemporary British fare, and if you’re after something more casual, there’s also a relaxed lounge where you can sample a great London tradition by sampling afternoon tea at a high altitude. During your stay at accommodation in Chelsea London, we recommend heading here with your camera to experience the city in a new way.

City Social

On the 24th floor of Tower 42, City Social is an elegant establishment in the same style as many other prior developments by noted restaurateur Jason Atherton. While the menu might initially draw you in, another great benefit of a stop here is that you can look forward to stunning views of London from above.

City Social is created with art-deco décor which mixes with more up-to-date touches, and the best seats in the house are the ones positioned right by the large windows – ideal for view-hunters staying at the San Domenico Hotel London.

Duck & Waffle

The imaginatively titled Duck & Waffle is on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, close to the Gherkin for incredible views of this neighbouring skyscraper. There’s much more to recommend the space than its panoramic vistas, but they certainly help! In addition, you can dine here 24-hours a day, helping to ensure its a convenient stop for guests at accommodation in Chelsea London.

Boundary Rooftop

Situated in Shoreditch, Boundary Rooftop is a bar and grill restaurant with a special rooftop space, open all year. With elegant modern furnishings, this is a lovely place to enjoy a few summer rays or wrap up warm for a winter meal. The menu is strongly Mediterranean, and the views are typical of urban London at its very finest.

Helix at The Gherkin

Located on the 39th floor of the Gherkin, this restaurant is a popular haunt in the evening, where visitors can take advantage of beautiful views and great British dining. However, none of this compares to the remarkable surroundings which can be observed through the large vaulted windows – including everything from nearby skyscrapers to the river and busy streets below.