In the middle of the West End on Oxford Street, is a single skyscraper and on Level 33. The Paramount or more specifically the ‘Viewing Gallery’ crowns the top of the Centre Point building. Originally built in the 1960s, the building stood empty for almost a decade and with so many homeless people in London at the time, the building became a symbol of greed of the British property industry.
The Paramount‘s Viewing Gallery on the top floor, is a bar which offers a 360 degree panorama of the city enhanced by floor to ceiling windows. At night, the view is spectacular as you watch the streets of London below. The Paramount used to be London’s best kept secret when it was a private club which kept the rif raf out – that would be me, but I knew someone with a membership. Would be members had to be invited and assessed by a panel including actor Stephen Fry, but now it’s officially open to the public.
So sit back whilst gazing over this fabulous city and drinking in the spectacular view.
Paramount, Centre Point 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD