There’s something I love about views which give you a familiar scene from an unusual angle or height. Just as part of the charm of Madison at One New Change is the sight of St Paul’s from a different angle, so with the National Portrait Gallery’s top floor restaurant and café part of the charm is seeing Nelson’s Column from half way up.
The café itself is on the third floor, which is served by some – but not all – of the lifts in the building. If the lift you find yourself in only goes up to Level 2, then you need to wander around that floor to find the steps or lifts to take you one floor higher.
You can see all my cafés with view in London here.