I came across this little gem and booked immediately, you have to book three days in advance, making sure you take ID with a photograph of yourself on it, but on the plus side and this is a big plus considering The Shard is £25.00 to be placed in a unfurnished viewing platform that according to other photographers I know has dirty windows, its free. Yes, that’s right, free, an hour and a half of lovely viewing time (although I didn’t see anyone being asked to leave) to admire the 360 degree view, the three tiers and of course the planting, lets not forget the planting – but we know its all about the views. There is lots of lovely seating with blankets and throws scattered around them, lest you feel a chill and an open air balcony to wander along. I loved it. Its lovely to go and see the old buildings, but its absolutely amazing to see the brand new ones. The lift takes you straight up to floor 35, my ears actually popped it was that fast. As you walk out, the atmosphere of the place, the view, the space, it just explodes your senses. I actually gasped at seeing London laid out like this.
I am definitely going back to see sunsets from here, but as the free viewing finishes at 6.00 p.m. I’ll need to become a paying guest in one of the three restaurants, I can think of worse places to enjoy cocktails!
Hope you enjoy the photos.