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by Praneel Lal (subscribe)
'I'm a foodie, fashionista and freelance copywriter. Follow me on twitter and instagram @neelsmcgee email on praneel_lal@hotmail.com'
Published November 23rd 2016
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Exterior View @ View From The Shard (Image The View from The Shard.)


The Shard located in London, is a soaring masterpiece that locals and tourists have had the privilege of ogling both inside and out. This 95-storey skyscraper, located in Southwark London, is the creative genius of Italian engineer and architect Renzo Piano and was opened to the public in July 2012. The View from the Shard is one to be witnessed by all who venture to the iconic UK city.

Not only is the building open seven days a week (364 days a year), but it is also home to a myriad of activities and installations to suit all ages. Forget the token photo for social media, but experience sky high yoga 8:30am every Saturday morning or a silent disco every Saturday night at 10:00pm along with pop up cinemas sporadically throughout the year.

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Viewing Deck @ The Shard (Photo instagram @neelsmcgee)


For those who just want to experience all The Shard has to offer on a standard day can opt for a single entry pass. It is a good idea to purchase your tickets online as you receive a 15% discount.

Upon arrival at The View from the Shard, you commence at ground level before making a full upward ascend in what feels like a kaleidoscopic lift that triples in speed to get you straight to the viewing platform in a couple of blinks. Three remaining levels greet you with floor-to-ceiling panaoramic views of London as far as 40 miles away.

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Viewing Deck @ The Shard (Photo instagram @neelsmcgee)


I had the opportunity to visit this stunning architectural masterpiece with a friend from school and found it to be a great experience. There for 10:30am we got our tickets and headed into the lift up to the viewing deck. On this particular day (with the Wimbledon competition in full swing) we were welcomed with a glass of bubbly which was a nice little surprise to enhance our customer experience.

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Free Champers @ View From The Shard (photo Instagram @neelsmcgee)


The View from the Shard also has its own photographer who takes some pictures which you can purchase at the end of the visit for a small fee. Experiencing our own 360 views at a leisurely pace, we were informed that we could also venture up to the top-most level which has an amazing open-air tip which comes together with separate panels that taper in with views of the sky. This is by far the icing on the cake (obviously if you have come on a good day) and rounds off what is a memorable experience shared between friends and those prior and to follow.

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Interior @ The Shard (Photo Instagram @neelsmcgee)
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Why? Unique Experience for Locals and Tourists
When: 364 days a year, viewing deck 10am-7pm (Friday and Saturday till 10pm)
Phone: 44 (0) 844 499 7111
Where: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, UK
Cost: Tickets vary but 26 for early price general admission
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Wow this would be amazing to do, what a view!
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