I finally got to go up The Shard – “The View”… well it blows the London Eye out of the water… sorry!

The London Eye is overpriced – if it was lower then I would go up there more but I think I’ll just plan to go up the Shard instead.

£24.95 for advance booking of tickets online (tip: if your print off ticket has a barcode at the bottom you don’t need to use the giant ticket machine which is up the first stairs as first entering the building – which is underneath the Shard itself – don’t go in the main Shard entrance as that’s for the offices).

RunnyCustard: All Photographic Art &emdash; The Shard - The View

view of the River Thames – prints available :-)

£29.95 for on the door tickets – kids tickets are a five pounds less than the adults.

Looking up out through the 'Shards'

Looking up out through the ‘Shards’

I looked up through the ‘Shards’ which are exposed to the elements – the top viewing platform is only ‘open’ at the corners and quite high up. Did get some hit with some snow whilst viewing the South London side! A few people noticed that I was taking photos upwards and did the same… you can’t but help look downwards to see the little London town toys moving around!

The lower viewing platform is enclosed and I did hear several people say they felt more secure than the London Eye in terms of being scared of heights. (why do I always know people who fear heights… it means I have to go up things on my own!)

 

Looking up even when I reached the top!

Looking up even when I reached the top!

Lots of piping and cable ties in the Internal structure of the Shard’s spire and radiator floors.

View from floor 72 of The Shard

View from floor 72 of The Shard

If you can take a polariser filter to help get rid of reflections in the glass and if the sun is out then that will also add more glare.

 

Looking up through the 'Shards' that are exposed to the elements

Looking up through the ‘Shards’ that are exposed to the elements

Another Photographer looking up – it is a beautiful structure!

View from floor 72 of The Shard

View from floor 72 of The Shard

Tiny Town! well actually it’s huge – Paris feels tiny compared – I will have to go up the Eiffel Tower again next time I visit my Brother and baby Niece.

Everyone is a Photographer!

Everyone is a Photographer!

Everyone stands in this same position – camera, compact, DSLR so expect lots of images to come from the top of the Shard – it will be all over flickr too (including mine :-))

 

I definitely recommend the Emirates Cable Car and The Shard – I’ve just realised I didn’t blog about the time I went on the Cable Car – will do that soon.

I have lots more images but I have a long queue of work to do – freelance, friends engagement, Scotland and the rest from today… I HAVE TOO MANY IMAGES!

 

PS: don’t buy the official guide book from The Shard’s shops as not only do you pay £2 more than the selling price (£9.95 in the shop but under the sticker it says £7.95) but Amazon also sell it for half the price!! Cheeky as just paid for the actual ticket but bump up the price in the shop?! oh well… I do know better than this usually!

They do sell the little Fox plush toy though – a fox lived in the Shard for two weeks.

 

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