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Locations Fix – panoramic London

25th September 2014
Iconic panorama. Pic: Juliet McConnell
Iconic panorama. Pic: Juliet McConnell

When the drama calls for sweeping views of the London skyline, where will you head?

Our little-known hilltops offer views spanning Wembley stadium, Windsor Castle and Canary Wharf.

Come and scale the dizzy heights with us.

Dartmouth Park

The BT Tower, London Eye, St Pauls and the Shard – across to Canary Wharf and all the landmarks in-between – you can see them from Dartmouth Park in Islington.

The sloping grass hill also has a children’s playground and a multi-use games area.

Take a look at our photos here.

Addington Hills viewing platform

Brace yourself for views across Docklands, Parliament Hill and even Windsor Castle, from here in Croydon, an impressive 460 feet above sea level.

The viewing platform was built in 1963; a haven to wildlife, it’s surrounded by 130 acres of parkland.

Crew facilities include plenty of parking and a renowned Chinese restaurant.

There’s more information here.

Stave Hill

Stave Hill in Southwark offers views over Docklands, Canary Wharf, The City of London and as far as Wembley Stadium.

At the viewing platform, Michael Rizello’s cast bronze relief map depicts the former docks.

It’s an artificial hill built from the rubble left over by the 1980s regeneration of the Docklands, tucked by Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey Quays, and it’s managed by the Trust for Urban Ecology.

There’s more information here.