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Sunset In London

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Sunset In London

We're headed to London for this coming weekend and atm the weather looks like it could be nice enough to witness a sunset as such on the Saturday ...

Can anyone recommend where would be a good viewing point to see the sun set on the horizon, ideally with some of London's skyline in view? Somewhere free is preferable but we don't mind spending a small fortune (London eye prices aren't ideal to our budget).

Someone suggested the weird red 'art installation' at the Olympic park? ... Is there a free viewing platform there?

Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Sunset In London

Waterloo Bridge would be the obvious one. Also the Millenium Bridge. Or the Sky Garden but that will be booked up by now. The roof terrace at One New Change is free and there is a bar, and the Tate Modern is open till late on Saturday. No need to trek out to Stratford IMO.

Edited: 19 October 2017, 17:25
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2. Re: Sunset In London

At the top of Greenwich Park maybe? Although I think this time of year the setting sun would be further away from the views of the London skyline?

Also you could consider the viewing gallery at the Shard, although you would need to pay to go up.

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3. Re: Sunset In London

We were in London at the weekend and visited Greenwich Park and Primrose Hill for the views of the city. Can imagine either would have great sunset views.

Edited: 19 October 2017, 17:27
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4. Re: Sunset In London

The views from Primrose Hill and Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath are also worth considering although it might be a bit blowy if Storm Brian comes along as predicted.

A pint in a cozy Hampstead or Highgate pub afterwards would also be very pleasant.

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5. Re: Sunset In London

To see the sunset you need a clear view to the west. The higher parts of Greenwich Park don’t have that, the observatory buildings block the west view.

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6. Re: Sunset In London

You still get views of the setting sun if you move further away from the observatory. I've been in Greenwich Park at sunset before although it wasn't at this time of the year.

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7. Re: Sunset In London

Ummm ... Saturday's forecast suggests you might want to find somewhere indoors and sheltered. Somewhere that doesn't wobble in gale-force winds might also be good ...

Bristol, United...
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8. Re: Sunset In London

Many thanks for your replies guys, we've narrowed it down to either Primrose Hill or the Tate Modern ... If the forecast stays as predicted I think we'll head to the more sheltered spot of the Tate. Looking a little precarious for Saturday plus more cloud now predicted for sunset time *rolls eyes* Ohhh Britain. Ha!

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9. Re: Sunset In London

Please report back! I’m always looking for sunset/sunrise spots. Good luck :)

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10. Re: Sunset In London

You won't get a good view of a sunset from Primrose Hill, it is a sunrise place, it is blocked to the West by trees so won't see the sun hit the horizon. Tate Modern West view is also blocked by large buildings but you will get to see more of West London (you can see Hilton Hyde Park, Imperial college in Kensington and a bit of Battersea Powerstation and Wembley stadium).

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