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London has some of Europe’s tallest buildings, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that these skyscrapers have some of the most amazing lifts as well. The scenic lifts in these structures allow you to see the capital in a way that you’ve never seen before, so you can’t miss out on that when you visit London.

The city’s skyscrapers are famous from their beautiful and original architecture, so much so that they’re granted their own special nicknames as well, so you can be confident that you’ll get the best view in London – in fact, you wouldn’t even mind if you somehow got stuck in one of these lifts!

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The tallest building in London’s financial district and the third tallest in the UK, 110 Bishopsgate or, as it’s most often called, Heron Tower, can provide you with a truly stunning bird’s-eye view of the city. Standing at 230 meters, the glass-walled lift in this building allows you to see across the city and spot some of the most iconic structures the capital has to offer.


If there’s a lift to get stuck in, it’s the ones at The Shard. Even though you won’t be enclosed in glass and, therefore, won’t be able to see the city on your way up and down, you’ll get to experience beautiful image displays on the ceiling of the lifts. They’re truly a work of art and make the journey even more incredible!

You’re treated to the most amazing view as soon as you get to the top. At almost 310 meters, The Shard is too tall for just one lift. You’ll have to change lifts at level 33, but it’s more than worthwhile. Both lifts are built with the latest technology available, from the UltraRope that allows them to travel a lot of storeys quickly to the top of the range monitors. The mirrors also give the illusion of a wide space, perfect for people with claustrophobia who still want to climb up!


Also called the Cheesegrater, this building has the fastest lift in Europe. Travelling at the speed of eight meters per second, the journey to the top of this 225 meter skyscraper is fun and provides a striking view of other famous buildings in London, such as The Gherkin, through its glass-enclosed lift. You can expect to travel two storeys a second inside a structure that is completely automated, and which gives you a stunning glimpse into the shaft of the lift as well. And the nocturnal view of the city is also breathtaking with the countless lights you’ll be able to see.

So here they are, some of the best lifts in London to get stuck in! You can enjoy them the next time you visit the capital and see the beautiful landscapes they offer. For more information on scenic lifts, don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call on 01200 315 025, and to keep updated with our news and offers follow us on FacebookTwitter and Google+.