Written By Sage Fitzpatrick

When travelling around the world one of the best ways to see a city is on top of an extremely tall building. You learn a lot about where you’re visiting, as well as getting to see beautiful views of the city sprawled out in front of you, so here are some of the tallest buildings around the world that you can actually climb.

1. The Sydney Tower Eye
At 309 metres at its tallest point, the Tower Eye is one of the tallest structures in the Southern Hemisphere. You are treated to 360-degree views off the whole city and on a clear day you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the famous Blue Mountains. And for those who feel a little braver there’s the SKYWALK experience, where you can head outside for an even more incredible view.

2. Shanghai Tower
Now, technically, you aren’t able to visit this tower just yet. This second tallest building in the world reaches 632 meters and is set to open to the public sometime in the autumn. And going by some of the pictures, the view from the tower is absolutely incredible.

3. One World Trade Centre
If you are in New York, why not head to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere? In just 60 seconds you are transported to the observatory deck where the views of the city are breathe taking.  At 546 metres at the tip, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of New York City during your visit and it will be something you will remember forever.

4. The Shard
This building is located in close proximity to London Bridge and the ever-popular Borough Markets and is a focal part of the London’s skyline. It is open for tours, drinks and even dinner. At 310 metres this is the tallest building in the European Union.

5. Bur jKhalifa
For those of you who are headed to Dubai on your travels, you can visit the world’s tallest building. This building measures 828 metres and the observatory deck is 555 metres off the ground, making this the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.

Does climbing these buildings sound like something you would do, or have you already had the fortune of experiencing the views from any of these buildings? If so, we would love to hear about it! Tweet us @TheSPG.