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London sunsets: Where to get the best views
  • The soaring skyscrapers here provide a dramatic backdrop for the glowing sky. Watch and admire from the banks of the river or head for Mudchute Farm, where you'll get the full effect.

  • This wonderfully vast open space on the outskirts of the city, once Henry VIII's favourite hunting ground, rarely gets crowded and is the perfect place to sit in peace and soak up the views in peace (although you might bump into a deer or two).
  • Although it doesn't face west, the skies from Primmy Hill turn such glorious colours that people flock here on a sunny evening from all over London.
  • JW Turner's favourite spot to paint was also immortalised by the famous Kinks song, making Waterloo sunsets a 'thing' for culture vultures. It's a great place to take in the views of the city as well as the wonderful skies.

  • There's no doubt that one of the best sunset spots is from atop this big wheel. Yes, you have to pay, and yes, it's worth it.
  • The skies seen from Ally Pally offer a glorious colourful display to north Londoners.
  • Putney is a world away from the hustle and bustle of central London. Sit here and take in the ever-changing reflections with a cocktail in hand. Bliss.
  • One of the most spectacular views can be seen from the viewing platform at the Shard. Stay a while and watch the city light up before your eyes.
  • London's oldest enclosed royal park boasts sweeping views of the River Thames and the sprawling city beyond.
  • London Skyline at night