Dining with a view

5th View Bar & Food

Found on the top floor of Waterstones, the largest bookstore in Europe, in Piccadilly. This recently refurbished venue has fabulous views over London’s rooftops. Open daily from 9am-10pm, it is a convenient location in the West End for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.


A quirky Asian dining restaurant facing Tower Bridge, the best view in the Capital. An extensive menu covers all the favourite dishes from each Asian region. A wide range of Chinese teas are also available. A specific noodle bar allows creative noodle dishes by choice. There is an alfresco dining option too.


Found at the top of the exclusive shopping centre in the City, One New Change, Madison is a restaurant, tapas and cocktail bar offering spectacular close-up views of St Pauls Cathedral and indulgent views over the City of London. The roof terrace, is open to the general public and is the largest of its kind, presenting breathtaking views across entire London.

Oxo Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

Contemporary European cuisine with a twist. Set on the 8th floor of the Oxo Tower Wharf, which has a prominent tower, it is ideally situated on the elegant riverside of the South Bank. With exceptional views of the river and one of the iconic landmarks on the South Bank, the drinks and cuisine are on the expensive side, but the view is worth every dime!

Portrait Restaurant

Found on the top floor of the National Portrait Gallery. It has views over Trafalgar Square and the rooftops of the Capital. There is a good afternoon tea selection with various options available.

Riverside Terrace Cafe

Found within the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank, this spacious, contemporary café has spectacular views of the River Thames and of the City of London. There is a huge outdoor terrace which has an outdoor bar too. Open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.