London from Above: A View From The Shard

9 May

The Shard opening is old news, however on Bank holiday Monday I finally got to use the vouchers that I won courtesy of costa bingo to the view from the shard platform and as you can see from the photos we had beautiful clear skies!  I took my brother as a late birthday present and the view from the shard didn’t disappoint! Looking out over the city really changes your perspective of where we live. London actually has quite of bit green land and the railways are massive!

The first restaurant in the Shard will open next week! Oblix, on the tower’s 32nd floor, is a New York style contemporary rotisserie and grill. If I can afford it I will definitely try to go and check it out.

Here are some of the pictures that I took:

Shard-from below

Looking up the Shard from the ground

shard-inside

Inside the Shard on floor 72

Shard-telescopes

For better views of the city the shard has digital telescopes which are free…

london-from-shard

The railways cut right through London..

london-rail-from-above

Can you tell me which part of London this is?

lonodn-skyline

The new walkie talkie building is nearly finished…

looking-over-london

My brother obviously thinks he is Lord over London…(delusions of grandeur ha!)

new-walkie-talkie-building

The River Thames, walkie talkie building, the gherkin and HMS belfast

Sky-shard

We can almost touch the clouds from the Shard

south London from above

Looking over south London from above – Strata Tower in the distance

tower-bridge-opening

I rare sighting (well for me) of tower bridge opening to let a boat through

aerial-view-of-london

Aerial view of the curving Thames going up to Canary Wharf

aeroplane-over-london

British Airways flying over..

lanky-girl-at-the-shard

Lanky Girl looking over London… hmm contrary to what it looks like I was actually very cheerful that day

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2 Responses to “London from Above: A View From The Shard”

  1. LondonUnveiled.com May 10, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    Great to get a pic of Tower Bridge opening while up there.

    • lanky Girl May 10, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      thanks! it was first time I had seen it do that so well chuffed!

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