See London’s finest buildings from above

There are many reasons why London is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cities in the world. Not only is it home to some of the most impressive theatres, shops, and cultural sites, but it is also home to some of the most impressive buildings and landmarks too, and without a doubt, the best way to go sightseeing in the city is by hot air balloon.

Here is a list of some of the most impressive landmarks you should be looking out for when you embark on a hot air balloon trip in London:

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is a fabulous 17th century cathedral located high on Ludgate Hill overlooking the City of London. If you are a fan of classic architecture and religious buildings, a flight that gives you a good view of this building is an absolute must.

The Tower of London

Built between 1070 and 1090, the tower of London is one of the city’s most instantly recognisable and most imposing buildings. Built in the Gothic Elizabethan style, The Tower of London features its own fortress, prison, and castle that you can really get a good look at from the London sky.

The Palace of Westminster

Also known as The Houses of Parliament, The Palace of Westminster is a perfect example of the Gothic Revival style. Most of the palace was built between 1836 and 1868, however some parts date as far back as the 11th century. The building has a strong, imposing presence on the north bank of the River Thames, making it the perfect spot to take a hot air balloon trip over London.

Hampton Court

Designed by famous architects Thomas Wolsey and Sir Christopher Wren, Hampton Court is famous for being the one time home of Henry VIII. The building is of particular interest to architectural enthusiasts due to its strange mix of neoclassical Elizabethan and Tudor styles.

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