The Secret Shard

The Shard

Here we are standing at the foot of the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard in London. Sure, for the enthusiast there is the viewing platform offering 360° views of London, and beyond on a very clear day. For the rest of us, who want more than just an expensive view, I suggest visiting the bar!

The high speed lift will take you to the 34th floor in no time, from there you have a choice of 3 bars. Once you choose one, you will be fighting over the best seat at the window with other visitors and it’s very likely that throughout your stay you will change spots several times, but that’s part of the fun. The drink selection is superb and whether you enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, you will be sipping your drink whilst overlooking the city and the busy London Bridge station just below. With a sharp eye you might even spot the beefeaters at the Tower of London. If you time it right, you will see the lights being switched on around the city as the sun goes down.

Visiting the Shard can be a great present for a loved one, where you can celebrate in a unique environment, or just a swift stop during your busy day of sightseeing. The Shard is located just at London Bridge Station and is very easy to find. Alternatively, why not leave me in charge of the navigation, and join me for a walk around the Southwark area and we will finish in style with stunning views over London.