The new UK tourist attraction that’s the highest of its kind in Europe – it has amazing views and it’s free to enter | The Sun

A NEW tourist attraction is opening in London next month, and it'll be the highest of its kind in Europe.

Horizon 22 is set to become Europe's highest free public viewing gallery.

The viewing platform will be located inside 22 Bishopsgate – one of London's tallest buildings.

Set on the building's 58th floor, the viewing platform will be 254m (833ft) above the ground.

Visitors will first be led into a lift where they'll be transported to the viewing platform in 41 seconds.

On the viewing platform, visitors will be able to see several London landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Shard, and the Gherkin.

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The free viewing platform will be open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm on weekdays.

During the weekends, and on Bank Holidays, opening hours at Horizon 22 will be reduced.

The attraction will officially open on September 27, with pre-bookings opening one week earlier on September 20, 2023.

Anyone interested in visiting will need to book their free ticket via the Horizon 22 website.

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Phillip Shalless, Senior Asset Manager at AXA IM Alts said: "As the highest free public viewing gallery in London, we hope Horizon 22 will become a must-see destination for anyone visiting, living or working in this great city."

While Shravan Joshi, Chairman of the City of London Corporation Planning and Transportation Committee, added: "The opening of Horizon 22 is yet another huge vote of confidence in the City’s status, not only as a global business hub, but also as a seven-day-a-week destination for everyone to enjoy.

"On top of the much-needed office space that 22 Bishopsgate provides, I am delighted that we can now widely share its free-to-access, public viewing gallery, which promises some of the best possible views of London."

The UK is home to plenty of other viewing platforms too, and some of them aren't as well-known either.

Inside Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport, holidaymakers will be able to find a secret viewing platform.

View Heathrow is tucked between two boarding gates and is home to a 270-degree observation deck with panoramic views of the southern runway.

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