There are many reasons to visit London, although for large numbers of tourists, sightseeing and dining are two of the city's biggest draws. Indeed, the capital is famous for its iconic skyline, which is full of instantly recognisable landmarks that are as architecturally impressive as they are historically significant. At the same time, London has a reputation as one of the culinary capitals of the world, with a diverse range of cuisines and some of the best restaurants on the planet to be found here.
If you'd like to combine these two elements in a single activity then you may want to consider making a reservation at one of London's 'top' restaurants.
To help you, National Geographic Traveller Magazine has recently named a selection of the best places to dine with a view in London, so be sure to check out one of the following eateries if you like the idea of feasting your eyes as well as your belly.
Hutong, for instance, servers up northern Chinese food, with some of the best dim sum in London and a fantastic lunchtime set menu on offer. What makes the place extra special, however, is the fact that it's located on the 33rd floor of the Shard, which is the tallest building in the western hemisphere and one of the most impressive structures on the London skyline.
Gazing out over the city from up above seems to make the food seem all the more delicious!
Elsewhere, Duck and Waffle can be found on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, and is open 24 hours a day, so it's a great place to come to see the sunrise at breakfast, if you can get up early enough. It's named after its signature dish of confit duck leg with Belgian waffles and a fired duck egg.
Of course these are just two of the finest restaurants in London, although you'll find plenty more all over the city.