Taking In Views From The Shard

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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.

 

Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

 

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.
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Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London
Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

 

Shard Facts

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.

 

Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

 

Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London
Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

 

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.

 

Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London
Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London
Tips for visiting The Shard in London - Where To Get Tickets, Shard Deals, overall getting the best views in London

 

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

If you wish to take in the views of London while staying at the Shard then a stay at Shangri La at the Shard. For hotels with views of the shard and near the Shard check out booking.com’s list of hotels near the Shard.

 

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2 comments

  1. I’ve lived in London for a while now and honestly, this is the first time I’m hearing that I can actually get my own ticket for a year-long Shard visit! Woo-hoo! Good thing January is around the corner; I’m definitely utilizing the offer.

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