To get the best views of London
, you cannot miss out on views from the Shard. Living fairly central in London
means that I am right in the heart of London’s hustle and bustle as well as being better placed to offer London travel tips for those coming to visit and explore London.
For those that are visiting London, checking out the best views in London is usually somewhere up there on the list of things to see and do in London. So as part of my visual diaries of London, I thought part two could showcase London city views. This installment is by way of a visit to check out The Shard View in the heart of London’s city. The perfect spot for catching the sunset and see London from high up.
My London travel tips are not just for visitors but for Londoners too. If you are a London and don’t know that The Shard usually sell year-long passes then January is a month to mark in your calendars. Last year, I got the chance to buy the year-long pass for the London Shard when they had a promotion before summer. For £20.16 I could visit as much as I wanted until December 2016. If you are a visitor in London then you can buy advance tickets for The Shard
and experience London’s beautiful skyline.
I have been up there a couple of times but working from Oxford during the week means that I only have the weekends mostly these days and those may be divided up by travels or other walks to explore other parts of London.
So, here is a London travel tip for visitors and Londoners, if you live in London be sure to check if you are eligible for the year-long ticket and for visitors, you cannot miss out on the city view from the Shard, both day and night the views are simply stunning.
The Shard is 306 meters tall and 310m(309.7 precis the ly) from bottom the tip of the tallest shard.
The Shard was built in July 2012. It is the List of tallest buildings in Europe, tallest in the European Union and 96th tallest in the world. It is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom.
Nearest Tube Station to The Shard
London Bridge station is the closed station to The Shard but you are also within walking distance to Borough Station(Northern Line), Bank and Monument(Circle, District, DLR lines), Tower Hill (DLR line).
Restaurants in The Shard
There are 6 restaurants in The Shard and all come with some pretty cool views. Ting, Gong, Lang, Oblix, Aqua Shard, and Hutong. For most of these, you need to book well in advance and there is a required dress code for most. At best, smart casual.
Afternoon tea at the shard
In addition to the Shard Experience, you also have a few of the restaurants offering Afternoon Tea at The Shard
as an experience. The Shangri La hotel in the Shard also does serve Afternoon Tea straight to your room if you wish.
Hotels Within And Near The Shard