Views of London

Laura Vergara is a student at Nova Southeastern University and an ISA Photo Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in London, England.

London is a beautiful city no matter which way you look at it–from the streets up to the spires or from the roof gardens down to the river. This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to see many of the wonderful views that London has to offer. On one particular day, I was able to enjoy some of London’s most breathtaking views–and some fantastic food along the way!

I began at the Sky Garden, which is London’s highest public garden and offers free entrance and a wonderful view of the city.

Sky Garden, London, UK, Vergara 1

Once I enjoyed the view from the first floor of the Sky Garden, I headed up to the restaurant section and ate a delicious, healthy breakfast while looking out over the Thames.

Sky Garden, London, UK, vergara 2

The next stop on the adventure was St. Paul’s Cathedral. The location has been home to a place of worship for centuries, though the ornate cathedral that stands here today was built in the 17th century. Admission is £18.00 and well worth the price to see the gilded ceilings, intricate paintings, and amazing panorama of the city from the top of the dome.

st paul's cathedral, London, UK, vergara 3

After finishing the tour and admiring the cathedral and its outside gardens, I followed the advice of the tour guide and went to the One New Change Shopping Centre. Built far more recently than St. Paul’s, it is a great place to see a unique view of the cathedral and the contrast between London’s old and new architectural styles.

One New Change Shopping Centre, London, UK, vergara 4

My stomach began to rumble, so I headed toward the Northbank restaurant. This restaurant has a cozy patio, great views of the Millennium Bridge, and delicious food.

Northbank restaurant, London, UK, vergara 5

I then made my way to the Shard to enjoy the city’s beauty from above with a coffee and live music.

Shard, London, UK, vergara 6

After some time of enjoying the music, I decided to pick up some take away Mexican food from Chilango and enjoy it at my dorm with my own view of London.

Moonraker student Union apartment, London, UK, vergara 7

Ready to explore the beautiful views and delicious tastes of London for yourself? Start your discovery here!