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We can’t help thinking that the City’s skyline is starting to look like Dubai, with every new erection crowned by its own sky-high drinking den. Biggies such as The Shard may have stolen the thunder with their stylishly designed bars, but it's worth making a reservation at this oldie for thrilling views and fine French fizz. Occupying the 42nd floor of the former NatWest Tower, Vertigo is just the place some classy bubbles: get giddy on Gallimard (entry-level Brut) or pricier sips from around 20 prestigious marques. If the sky's your limit, a magnum of 1990 Krug will leave you just enough change from a grand to splurge on four classic Champagne cocktails from a list of Bellinis, spritzes and other sparklers. To eat, smoked salmon, tiger prawns and Parma ham/melon skewers feature among the business-class cabin fare as you circle at 600 feet above London.