The Shard

Question: What’s 1004 feet high, has 87 floors, costs approximately £435 million pounds to build and lives by London Bridge?
Answer: The Shard.
Once again I have become a London Tourist XD… Miss Pinky and Mr Picky were supposed to go together and had invited me, but Mr Picky didn’t go in the end, and I hadn’t seen Miss Pinky for a month!!

This is an expensive London attraction that even Londoners like me want to experience. For me, I’ll only do this once, just like with the London Eye when it was my 21st birthday… (a very long time ago ¬,¬ when the economy was doing ok)…

The Shard experience is definitely something to share on this blog, not just for the tourists but also for the Londoners and people around the UK!
I say it is expensive because if you didn’t buy a ticket online, it costs £29.95 on the day. That’s just the adult price. Online it costs £24.95. It’s only a few pounds difference, but it’s still expensive. Miss Pinky was complaining how she could have bought loads of groceries with that money… (I think Mr Picky has infiltrated her brain on spending as she never would have said that!! Wow!!). I wonder how much profit they have made so far… Will they ever get the cost back from building this tall building? And not forgetting that this is a hotel as well… I think they will…

Pricing is shown on the screen outside 

So what do you get for £29.95…

1. You need to go through security, so take your jacket off

Going through security… it’s like going through airport security!

2. A photo shoot (£30 for the picture which comes in a leather bounded like frame, and you can’t take a picture of it!)… So evil… It’s not worth it really. So make sure you take a lot of pictures upstairs. Miss Pinky and I took a lot of selfies thankfully. 😀

3. A trip up a couple of lifts… It feels like you’re going through a very, very posh and technological lift. I thought I was in a Star Trek movie! XD… Each lift went up in less than a minute! Felt dizzy because it went so fast…

Waiting by the lifts

At Floor 33

In the second lift

Arrived on floor 68!!!

4. A look around of London from the top of The Shard on two floors
View from the first viewing floor…

A view from the top

This is the south part of the river… The sun was in my way!

North part of the river

East Central London… that’s the building that melted that Ferrari in the summer!!

East Side of London

The tracks at London Bridge

Tower Bridge

Miss Pinky looking through a monitor

You can look and spy on people close up!!

View from the second viewing floor…

It’s airy on the second floor

The south side again

It was a bit cloudy last Sunday!

The ceiling

A big gap… Is it even finished up there?

Tower Bridge and Tower of London

Trying to find my home in the distance XD
People viewing and observing

Tower of London

Construction on a rooftop

5. There is a restaurant and a bar somewhere, but I think it was closed off when we were there… I heard the restaurant is a bit on the bland side, maybe it’s because you’re so high up your taste buds tend to change. I think the chefs need to change tactic… It happens when you’re flying!!

6. The Shard’s mini shop when you go down…

Going down to the Sky Boutique

The mini shop

Nothing much here…

And that’s it really!!

Here’s the view from the bottom. See how high up we were!!

A view from the bottom XD

Afterwards Miss Pinky and I were a little hungry so we went to one of those old ancient pubs for Sunday dinner… 😀

Miss Pinky’s Beef Sunday Roast

My Chicken Sunday Roast

My advice. If you want to see London from the highest point then go for it. For a tourist it is spectacular, but for a Londoner it probably isn’t worth it for that price. I lost interest after a few minutes and after a few pictures… It was an EXPENSIVE Sunday. I also recommend going on a sunny day… You will see more that way…

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