A Londoner’s favourite view

London is awash with fantastic views – whether you’re taking in the cityscape from the top of the London Eye or you’re enjoying the green space and sights of Greenwich Park.

But what about the view from your own home?

If your living room overlooks a sweeping vista, not only will it be of benefit to your bank balance when you come to sell your property, but a great view can boost your mental wellbeing too.

To discover what views Londoners find the most appealing, 247 Blinds conducted a survey, asking people what their favourite views are.

There’s no denying that a great view is subjective. While one person might enjoy looking across Blackheath, another may prefer looking over the Thames.

However, out of the 1,000 people asked in 247 Blind’s research, 37% said they’d find it impossible to live in a home with a bad view.

Conversely nearly a quarter of the survey’s respondents stated they would spend an extra £10k for a home with a good view.

According to the survey, these are the top views Londoners would love to see from their living rooms:

Niagara Falls

We know it as one of the most famous waterfalls in the world – but it’s actually three waterfalls grouped together on the American/Canadian border.

This wild, natural wonder draws serious crowds all year round – so while the view itself may be undoubtedly special, you won’t be looking at it alone!

Land’s End

The furthest westerly point of Britain comes in second place.

With crashing waves, craggy headland, and rolling green hills above, it’s unlike anything you’d find in London. Land’s End is about six hours away by car from London.

Central Park

Central Park is the most visited park in America and covers approximately 843 hectares.

It’s Manhattan’s prime beauty spot and a real hit with locals and tourists alike.

An apartment with a view of Central Park would set you back a whopping £5,109,267.

White Cliffs of Dover

Rising up about 110m above sea level, the White Cliffs of Dover are certainly a striking welcome to anyone heading to the UK from across the channel.

The cliffs are part of the North Downs and span about 10 miles along the coastline – with Dover in the middle.

The Eiffel Tower

Despite the often steely exterior, Londoners are clearly hopeless romantics at heart as the Eiffel Tower makes it to fifth place.

You’ll have to dig deep if you want to make this view a permanent fixture though – homes that can count the Eiffel Tower as their neighbour will set you back around £2,230,288.

With the chosen views being predominantly open spaces, perhaps these choices show the desire of space for Londoners.

With the likes of the White Cliffs of Dover, Niagara Falls, and Land’s End as their most favourite views, perhaps it’s time to move – or at least to book a long, relaxing holiday in the country.

Featured image courtesy of Peter Miller via Flickr, with thanks

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