The Shard may have only opened in 2013, but it’s already one of London’s most famous landmarks by far. If you’re visiting the city, your trip wouldn’t be complete until you’ve seen it for yourself and we don’t just mean from a distance. The best way to see The Shard is up close, and did you know, there are several ways to do it?
Whatever way you choose, you’re guaranteed spectacular views and an unforgettable day. This is an extremely popular attraction for tourists and Londoners alike, so it’s a good ideas to book tickets for The Shard in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.
Here are just a few of our favourite ways to experience The Shard…
The View from The Shard
The Shard boasts the highest viewing platform in Western Europe, so it’s only right that you experience it for yourself during your visit to London. You’ll travel to the top in one of the impressive high-speed lifts, before stepping out and exploring the open-air skydeck. This is where you’ll be able to look out at the city of London and admire incredible 360-degree panoramic views from 72 floors up!
The spectacular view stretches more than 40 miles, so you’ll be able to spot some of London’s most iconic landmarks. You’ll also be able to learn all about them from the multimedia exhibits around you. If you’re looking for the best way to see London, it doesn’t get much better than this!
The View from The Shard with Champagne Experience
If you want to upgrade your trip and make it even more special, you can add a champagne experience to your visit. This is a great option for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion. You’ll be able to admire the impressive views from the 72nd floor of the Shard but this time with a glass of champagne in hand- Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne to be precise!
The View from The Shard with a Three-Course Meal for Two
This is the best way to see The Shard if you really want to make a day of it. Start your experience by heading to level 72 to admire the View from The Shard. You’ll be 800ft above the city of London, which is the equivalent of 57 double decker buses!
Next, it’s time to indulge in a delicious three-course lunch or dinner at the nearby Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Company restaurant. You’ll be greeted with a refreshing cocktail upon arrival before choosing from a menu created by the famous chef himself. The fantastic set menu has at least three options per course, so you’ll find that there’s something for everyone.
If you’re looking for things to do in London, this is definitely an experience you won’t forget!
The View from The Shard with Cream Cakes & Cocktails
If you’re a fan of sweet treats, this will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour is a unique venue specialising in gin, with more than 150 varieties to choose from. The quirky décor is definitely Instagram-worthy so have your camera at the ready.
When you arrive at Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, you’ll be served a trio of tasty cream cakes with your choice of cocktail. You can choose whether you want to visit The Shard before or after Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, but we think it’s a good idea to experience The Shard first, so that you can sit back, relax and toast a successful day of exploring the city.
Your visit to The Shard will include admission to floors 68, 69 and 72, so if you’re feeling adventurous, go all the way to the top and see the breath-taking views for yourself.
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