Now you don't have to head to the Big Apple to enjoy sprawling metropolis views. This month London is getting its own Empire State Building-style viewing gallery atop Altitude 360º on the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower.
Located in the heart of Westminster adjacent to the London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and the River Thames, the 118 metre-high Millbank Tower affords visitors unrivalled panoramic views of London's iconic landmarks.
Normally only available for exclusive private events, the viewing gallery is open to the public on selected weekend dates throughout August.
A 1am closing time means that night owls too can take full advantage of this unique perspective on the city. To add to the excitement, top stand-up comedians will be on hand for entertaining guided tours of the skyline.
Tickets are priced from £10 for adults and £5 for children with £29 VIP versions including fast-track access, a complimentary map of the London skyline, a souvenir photograph and a glass of Champagne.