Finding somewhere for a quiet drink on a Friday or Saturday night in London can be a real challenge. You're more likely to win the lottery than find a table to sit at and you'll probably spend most of your evening queuing at the bar just to get a drink. And if you do find somewhere the music will undoubtedly be too loud to hear what the other person is saying.
Now I don't want to sound old before my time but sometimes a quiet drink in beautiful surroundings is just what you need, whether you're on a first date, having a catch up with an old friend or need to talk business....
From a flask of tea on a park bench to a glass of champagne in a swanky roof top bar. Whether well known or slightly less so, here we list our top 10 spots where you can get great views of the city, take in it's iconic landmarks and gaze at the hustle and bustle down below.
1. The London Eye: At 135m high and with its dominant position on the edge of the River Thames, the London Eye provides unparalleled 360Â° views of the city. On a clear day you'll be able to see as far as 25 miles from the very top. You can make your trip even more memorable by enjoying a...