George and I went up the Shard yesterday. It was a wonderful experience and the views are breathtaking. It’s a shame that the weather wasn’t great, but we will return on a sunny day. Our trip was spontaneous and as I didn’t book tickets in advance I paid £29.95 and the ticket was free for George as well as for all other under three’s. If you book your ticket in advance you only pay £24.95.
Every single member of staff was incredibly friendly, polite and enthusiastic. I hope that this isn’t just because
The Shard has 95 floors and a total height of 309.6 meters. It is the tallest building in the European Union as well as Western Europe and the second highest in Europe, after Moscow’s Mercury City Tower.
I can only recommend everybody to go up the Shard and experience the View yourself. It is pricey, but hey, we are in London and you only have to do it once. Take a picnic and eat up there on a less busy day. Propose finally to your girlfriend or just enjoy the View. There is a gift shop and you can have your picture taken. I paid £28 for a leather framed picture of us, the Shard and a digital print to my email address.