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London || The Shard

I’ve mentioned my love/hate relationship with The Shard in the past. I love the view, but I hate what the building looks like and how it disrupts the London skyline. Fortunately, I’ve been able to somewhat maintain my moral high-ground and every time I’ve been to the View from the Shard, it has been for a work do. 

Recently, we all went up to the top of the Shard to have a champagne toast and celebrate the end of the spring term. We went up at 7pm and planned to stay to watch the sunset. And we weren’t the only people with that idea. There were quite a few people camped out, calling dibs on prime real estate up against the windows facing the setting sun. Everywhere you looked there were tripods, go-pros and selfie sticks. I even saw a fair few couples snuggling and having a sunset snog.

Unfortunately for me, due to Sam’s fear of heights, I’m not convinced I can ever get him up to the top of the Shard. But were we to go the top of Western Europe’s highest building together, and for anyone else – I do recommend shortly before sunset as the best time to book your tickets to arrive. That way you get to experience both daylight and night time in London from above. 

Also, make sure you book your tickets online in advance – they are cheaper that way! 

views over the city
boat lb station 2 daylight
view from the shard
sun setting by the lonon eyeside of the shardmore london bridge station
london bridge station
london sunset
sunset more
thames at night
lights of the city
tower bridge at night
london at night

Tickets start at £ 25.95 pp. 

The View from the Shard is located right by London Bridge station and it’s impossible to miss. 

What’s the tallest building you’ve conquered? 

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