TechRadar’s round-up of the best iPhone apps 2015 features Views On Top
TechRadar has compiled their favourite apps and Views On Top made the list 🙂
It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites and tech creations. And Product Hunt now features Views On Top.
Nichole Elizabeth, Moderator at Product Hunt says “Whether a business or holiday traveler looking for restaurants, rooftop bars and special places with spectacular views, or an adrenaline seeker looking for amazing experiences, this app has something for everyone. And the best part is this: all the photos are hand-picked by the community.”
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In the heart of Europe, Zürich is the cultural and business capital of Switzerland. A vibrant city with much to offer – museums, galleries, restaurants, sophisticated shopping, a lively nightlife and more – it’s also well worth making the time to explore the city’s unique destinations with fabulous views. Here’s Views On Top’s top tips…
very old… Construction of the Grossmünste Romanesque-style Protestant church in the Old Town of Zürich began around 1100. The viewing platform at the top of Karlsturm (the tower of Charlemagne), 187 steps from the nave, offers wonderful views over the old town and the lake. Open Monday to Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
old… Jules Verne Panoramabar is in the centre of the Old Town, below the Urania observatory. With panoramic views over the old town, diners can enjoy a seasonal lunch menu and in the evenings, the cosy bar serves wines and cocktails.
new.. At the top of Zürich’s tallest building, Prime office tower in Zürich-west, Clouds scenic restaurant, bistro and bar afford panoramic views over the city, lake and busy Hauptbahnhof below.
uniquely invigorating … ThermalBad & Spa Zürich. Bathe in the mystic grotto in the old Hürlimann brewery’s hundred-year-old vaulted stone walls and then enjoy beautiful views of Zürich’s skyline from the outdoor rooftop thermal pool. The spa’s thermal water is drawn from the legendary “Aqui” springs, deep beneath the city of Zürich. This water is rich in valuable minerals and its soothing warmth promotes wellness and relaxation… a truly special, unique place to relax, rejuvenate and revitalise.
We recommend the Irish-Roman Spa Ritual for a really special experience, a unique and relaxing cleansing ritual. The secret lies in the changing sequence of rooms and themes, each devoted to a specific treatment. Through ten consecutive stations your body is gradually warmed, cleansed, relaxed and then cooled once again: floral steam bath (40°C), body peel, hot herbal steam bath (45°C), hot bath (40°C), Roman bath with massage jets (35°C), whirlpool, bubble lounger, shallow water area, heated lounger and exercise bath (28°C).
And after all this indulgence, don’t miss taking the elevator to enjoy the stunning views from the rooftop heated baths!
and then for a lofty view… Üetliberg mountain towers over Zürich and offers beautiful views of the city and lake – and on a clear day, a glimpse of the alps. At 2,850 feet above sea level, the mountain affords an impressive panoramic experience.
details of all these stunning destinations with views in Zürich – and many more – are in Views On Top. Download and go explore!
Whether you’re spending just a few days in London or have lived there for years… do you know where to go for London’s best views? Views On Top has ~30 destinations with great views across London; if you don’t have time to visit them all we’ve compiled a short-list, a mix of old and new places with great views over one of the world’s most exciting cities…
First stop, St Pauls’ Cathedral dome.
The current cathedral was completed in 1708 and its history is awe-inspiring from the moment you step inside. Don’t miss climbing the well-worn circular steps (all 247 of them) to experience the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery, then it’s 119 steps to spectacular views from the Stone Gallery and just another 152 steps to the Golden Gallery, 111 metres above London. Keep your eyes straight ahead if you get queasy with heights on the open metal stairs near the top, the last part of the journey is well worth it for the reward – iconic views over The Thames, City of London and beyond. (Tip – buy your tickets before you go to avoid entry queues).
Stroll across the Millennium bridge and if you’ve time, pop into the Tate Modern for a cuppa in the level 6 cafe and great views back to St Paul’s, then walk along the south bank of the Thames (or grab a taxi) to experience the highest viewing platform in western Europe’s tallest building, The View from the Shard.
Next to London Bridge tube station (the entrance is on Joiner Street), on a clear day the view from Level 72, at 244m or 800 ft, can extend 40 miles over all of London. (Tip: book in advance to avoid queues).
There are also great views half way up at the Acqua Shard on level 31 (enter at 31 St. Thomas St). Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and into the early hours, the contemporary décor creates a truly 21st century ambience. (Tip – meal reservations open three months in advance, bar tables are first come first served)
Walk across London Bridge and prepare to be amazed by the expansive top floor at 20 Fenchurch St (the “Walkie Talkie” building). Sky Garden opened in 2015 and is London’s highest public garden, with an open air terrace offering outstanding views across the Thames to the Shard and beyond.
Marvel at the lush garden and expansive views up and down the Thames as you climb to the top and look over the City of London’s iconic skyscrapers – the Gherkin, Cheesegrater and Heron/Salesforce Tower. Stunning as the sun sets, you can enjoy Sky Pod Bar from breakfast until late and choose from several fine-dining options. (Tip – book Sky Garden free entry in advance)
Our final recommendation is the Rumpus Room at the top of the Mondrian London hotel, near Blackfriars Bridge in the Sea Containers building. With fabulous views over the Thames and St Pauls, on a warm summer evening it’s a beautiful place to enjoy a champagne or cocktail and small plates with friends into the late hours.
Just last year, I was proud to be at the top of the corporate ladder, a female CEO. Yet I’m prouder now to say I’m the inventor of Views On Top, an iPhone app that helps people find places with great views in scenic destinations around the world.
Investing my time, energy and money into creating a legacy that shares my passion for travel with others has been the most fulfilling role in my career to date. And I hope by telling the story of my journey, that I may inspire others to take a fresh look at what they’re doing with their lives too. [Read more…]
NY1 highlights the coolest newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in their twice-weekly segment “App Wrap.”
NY1’s Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Views on Top
When on vacation visiting someplace new, it’s almost human nature to seek out these types of places: places that require big rides or climbs straight up in order to give you that wow bird’s eye, panoramic view. Views on Top is an app trying to compile a list of all those types of places around the world to make them easier for you to find. [Read more…]
The Views on Top app – along with a few others – according to Hugh McCrystal in Vacations & Travel magazine, July – September 2014 issue.
Seeking some of the best sky-high views on the planet? Hugh says ‘this app is for you’.
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