Aqua’s low-lit restaurant on Level 31 of the Shard is at just the right height for visitors who want to really appreciate London’s riverside cityscape. By day, the views stretch from Tower Bridge to the London Eye and beyond; at night, you can see the lights reflected on the water below. Stop by the dining room for a raft of contemporary British flavours, or the more casual lounge space for a spot of afternoon tea.
What’s the point of eating out if you’re just looking at your plate? Boring! Dine like a demigod, staring down at your enemies, at these sky-high restaurants and cafés (as well as a few ground-dwelling joints with stunning backdrops). From jawdropping views of (and from) The Shard, to Tower Bridge, to a glittering lake in Victoria Park, London’s the most beautiful city in the world (okay, we’re biased), and if you fancy a panorama with your pizza you’ve definitely come to the right place.