Higher. Higher! HIGHER! Soar up the 87 storeys of the Shard to gaze at its incredible panoramic views, which on clear days stretch as far as 40 miles away!
The Shard is one of the London skyline’s most recent additions: it was finished in 2012 and is the second-highest free-standing structure in the UK. The View, its 360° viewing platform, exists over the Shard’s 68th, 69th and 72nd floor.
It incorporates a fantastic open-air area on the top floor, allowing your family to truly see London from amongst the clouds. Interactive binoculars with information screens are available for those wishing to take a closer look or learn about specific buildings.
To extend your viewing experience, dine at one of the Shard’s three restaurants, offering varying styles of cuisine: level 31’s Aqua Shard serves contemporary British food, 32’s Oblix offers a sophisticated urban dining experience, and 33’s Hutong, based on Hong Kong’s original Hutong restaurant, serves a diverse variety of North Chinese dishes.
From sunrise to sunset, the Shard offers unbeatable views of London, particularly when skies are clear.
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The views really are breath taking and if you fancy a meal (or cocktail if you’re not with the kids!) drop into Oblik – a comfortable stylish restaurant, on your way down!