Thursday 18 June 2015

Best Place to Watch the Solstice Sunrise in London

If you are in London over the Summer Solstice this weekend, where should you go to get the best view of either the sunset on Solstice Eve or the sunrise at dawn on the Solstice itself?

Well, any of the bridges on the stretch of the Thames that runs west to east are a good bet. Waterloo Bridge offers a view that is just as spectacular as suggested in the Kinks' song Waterloo Sunset. Tower Bridge also offers great views, which my own effort at the top doesn't entirely do justice to.

For pagans, Primrose Hill, in North London is one of the favoured vantage points. Parliament Hill is also very good. South of the river, Greenwich Park is also a great place to see the solstice.

Of course, any of London's tall buildings can offer a superb vantage point too.  However, you will have to get up early if you want to see the sunrise, it is at 4.43am on Sunday 21 June 2015.

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