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49: Relish warm scones and delight in the view

There is no wonder why broke Londoners love cream teas: for a moderate price, your cup of tea comes with dainty scones topped with lashings of strawberry jam and sweet clotted cream. For someone who keeps a tight hold on the purse strings, this means a dish as fulfilling as a proper meal, often served in a posh place.

Tate modern’s 6th floor restaurant is a fine place for such a treat. Two warm sultana scones with jam and cream cost less than £5, while the rude staff is compensated by the gorgeous view on the Thames, the millennium bridge and Saint Paul’s standing on the opposite bank. In wintertime, one can enjoy a remarkable nighttime panorama, with city lights glowing in the dark.

Tube station: Southwark

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14: Enjoy the view from Tate Modern’s 7th floor café

The Tate Modern is, of course, an outstanding museum with world-renowned collections and some of the most popular exhibitions in London. However, one thing that this museum’s aficionados seldom forget to mention is that it offers one of the more spectacular panoramas on the Millennium Bridge and Saint Paul’s cathedral on the other bank of the Thames.

view on the Thames from Tate Modern's café

The entrance of the museum is free and you just need to take the lift to Tate’s café on the 7th floor – there’s no need to order anything – to enjoy the view.  I think that this is definitely a place to keep in mind since most buildings with a good view on the city can be quite expensive – just think about the London Eye!

Nearest Tube: Southwark