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Stand atop the tallest building in Western Europe and take in the views of one of the best cities in the world. London’s newest landmark, The Shard has a viewing gallery has three levels, begin at level 69 which has interactive touch screen telescopes that allow you a detailed view of London’s beautiful buildings and monuments, then proceed to level 72 which is an open air viewing gallery that lets you gaze all the way up through the shards of glass atop the building. Level 68 has the Sky Boutique, which is the highest shop in London.
It is the only building offering a 360-degree view of the entire city for up to 40 miles. If on any day guests cant see any three of these landmarks - London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and One Canada Square, the management will give you a free ticket to visit again within three months. the view from the shard is one of the tourist attractions in 5 days London itinerary and London Itinerary 2 Weeks. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in London.
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Experience London in high definition from the top of Western Europe's tallest building.
I echo another reviewers point about photos and tourist shop tat, hence the 4. It however is a world apart from the customer service and general friendliness of the shangri-la reception 39 floors below it. Everyone was pleasant and polite, which just added to the experience (shame about how bad the photo book was though). The bar on the 72nd floor had tasty snacks, yet more nice people and one of the best Espressos I've had in London. Oh and the view, it's phenomenonal, highest building in Europe, over twice the height of the London Eye and you stand at close to highest point. It's pricey for sure but the joy it brought my son and me is worth it.
It's called The View. There is indeed a very good view. The rest is your typical tourist trap - marked up photos (£18 for a single photo?!?!), expensive drinks, and endless gift shops. I won't begrudge them this (I can understand how expensive it must have been) but it slightly taints the experience once you've already paid £20 each (at the student rate). However - the telescope viewing things were a real revolution in "going to high places for a better view". They let you see the view zoomed in and show what it would look like at sunset, or on a sunny day, which is great if it's cloudy such as it was for me!
A breathtaking view. Higly recommend. Just go there, enjoy a glass of good british cider and watch the sunset above wonderful London. It's worth for money.
Excellent experience! This viewing tower gives you the opportunity to see many of London's sights and landmarks from high above. Photo opportunities at every corner... However the 'Green Screen' photos that are sold by the operators of the viewing platform are quite overpriced in my opinion. There is a small bar where you can purchase hot and cold drinks on the open-air viewing platform. The second viewing platform (open-air) is quite an experience as you are exposed to the elements via gaps in the 'shards' of glass that make up the structure. The first viewing platform is perfect for getting lots of pictures of the beautiful view through the large, clean panels of glass. The lift that takes you up to The View From The Shard takes you upwards and downwards in less than a minute. Your time spent on the viewing platforms is *not* limited so feel free to take your time! The shop located at the base of the shard sells memorabilia such as postcards, toys and souvenirs, as well as informative books about the architecture of The Shard. Not too expensive depending on what you choose to purchase. The guide book costs around £10. I highly recommend this excellent experience - a must-see on any visit to London.
Expensive but worth it! It's costly to go up to the top but I'd recommend it to anyone visiting for the first time. You can see pretty much every single significant building and landmark in central London from here and the guide they give you helps identify them. It can be busy and cold but sunset is the best time to go. You can see the city by day and night! There is champagne available for purchase at the top and it can be a very romantic experience. The staff is so professional they really made the whole evening.