The view from the Shard offers visitors a sweeping skyline view of some of the popular locations that figure in London walking tours and one such location is the London Bridge. Sailing over the River Thames, the London Bridge is a 7 minutes’ walk to and from the Shard.
The Shard has up to 95 levels, but level 72 is the highest habitable one atop and there are elevators as well to take you there. On construction, a fox nicknamed Romeo was found on the level 72 and is believed to have survived solely on the construction team’s leftover food.
Following the opening in Feb 2013, the Shard has invited many visitors to London city. Recently, the Brits and those on London walking tours got a 360-degree vertical slide too, and saw the highlights of what went into the making of the Shard through VR headsets.
It will take approximately 1 minute from Level 1 to the Level 68 of the Shard, since the elevators in the Shard travel fast. The Shard is owned by State of Qatar and Sellar Property Group, and no wonder the building has glass facades as well on the exterior. There are some restaurants serving Brit cuisine, private dining rooms, and a three-level atrium bar on level 31 in the Shard.
Unlike some of the museums that figure in London walking tours, a priced entry to the Shard will cost you the coveted ticket. The Shard stays operative from 10:00 am in the morning to 10:00 pm on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Guests often take a trip through the elevators in the Shard and they have multimedia displays which reveal the past, the present, and the future of the Shard. The Level 68 is called as Cloudscape and from there or from Level 69 and 72 facing downwards, the guests can see the cloud formations outside the glass façade and understand the weather in a given day in London city.
London is famously called as the city that never sleeps and the Shard stands tall to that name. The Shard is one of the tallest buildings across Europe, and one that stands at a height of 244 meters from ground zero.