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|The Shard – London Experience|

I am really excited to talk to you all about my London Shard Experience with my friend Carolin last week Monday!!!

Let me tell you the weather was typical of London ….. UK behaviour… You guessed it, it was raining cats and dogs! We never let that stop us from having fun though 😀 as it’s the company that matters & we always have fun no matter what we do! Carolin was kind enough to extend a PR invitation to go up to The Shard to me! A really kind gesture on her part, to think of me ❤ Thank you again Caz :)!

I’ve always wandered what the inside of the Shard would look like, having passed it on numerous occasions. I’ve found it to look a bit odd amongst the other buildings, but odd not in a bad way. I found it intriguing in fact, the fact that it was shinier than the other surrounding buildings ( due to the fact its one of the newer builds here in London) & the fact that its building tip peaks out amongst most of the surrounding areas, so it’s kind of hard to miss! haha 🙂 & the fact it fits its name so perfectly, being shaped as a crisp and neat shard!

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|| Walking into The Shard ||

After meeting Caz, we made our way to The Shard which was literally a 30 second walk from London Bridge Station! How convenient is that? Inside you’re greeted by dark shiny interiors with white flashing lights and screens.

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Getting up to The Shard, you’re transported through a couple of lifts that combine classical music with a ceiling that features a series of different moving imagery… An impressive feature of the experience in my eyes! Everything at that moment looked modern, sleek, clean and set the tone for the kind of views we’d be expecting once we made our way up to the top!

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Once we made it up to level 68 we had to walk up a flight of stairs to reach level 69 where we could enjoy our first round of views. I have to point out that it was a shame it was raining at this point as most of the views were obscured by the rain on the glass, but nothing can distract from the amazement of the actual views of London. It truly is an exciting and sophisticated tourist destination.

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The gadget you see above is one of the coolest inventions I’ve seen in a while. The handles can navigate the screen around to hover enabling you to hover over London’s attractions from a birds eye view… Spectacular right??? I think so!

Up to the 72nd floor we go… Caz & I onto another flight of stairs this time, we’ve reached to the top of The Shard, with open roofs … of course with the rain exposing us to the occasional drop of water, with it being open and all. The rooftop had views better than all of the rooftops I’ve been onto! The views were even more beautiful the floor below & the space was filled with plants, shrubs, and a rooftop cafe where Caz & I enjoyed a lovely hot Coco!!!

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& then of course we had to take a few selfies! 😀

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Overall, an enjoyable and lovely sophisticated tourist experience! I’d definitely go again, but possibly in a couple of years or so. I feel like the value of the price ticket would prevent me from going more often in the future, as they come up pricey at around £26.00 a pop but the views are definitely worth the value of the ticket!

For more information on The Shard & to book tickets visit their website here!

*The Shard –  Adult Ticket – | HERE | £25.95

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my |The Shard – London Experience| blogpost!!!

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62 thoughts on “|The Shard – London Experience|

  1. Rochelle on said:

    Such a lovely view & lovely pictures Serene I’d love to visit the shard x

  2. Such great photos, London looks like a beautiful place 🙂

    RedLip&Love

  3. Oh the views are so amazing! It is all a little expensive I have to say (that’s London for you) but I might have to add it to the list of things to do next time 😀
    xx Anne

    • Hahaha, it really is a bit too expensive 😀 I guess they’re trying to make up the costs of how much they spent on building it :D! It is such a monster of a building 😛 London is really expensive now that I’m actually thinking about it. You have to let me know when you come down 😀 We can go together ❤ 🙂 xoxox

      • Well, at least all of your lovely museums are free so there are plusses as well.
        Will definitely let you know when I get a chance to visit, we can grab a coffee 🙂

      • Hehehe yeah you’re right! There is a lot things to do for free here 😀 I’ve just been taking it for granted loool :p! & yes we’ll definitely go for coffee when you come! 😀 xoxox

  4. Such a lovely view! Thanks for reviewing reviewing the experience. I love your outfit your jacket is so cute x

  5. Lovely photos! Such an amazing view! I would love a little visit although I think I would be terrified going up all them floors hahaha!

    • Thanks so much Lauren 🙂 But trust me you’ll go up in a super fast lift you won’t even notice the height :D! But I admit the minute I went onto the 72nd floor and noticed the open ceiling I got a bit scared 🙊😆! Heheheheh xoxo

  6. I would love to see this view. I’ve been making arragements to visit London with my friend for a longest time but something always happens that prevents it. Some day, I hope I will get there. I’m glad you enjoyed it…being a tourist in one’s own time is always fun, I do it all the time. I’ve been to every museum in my hometown at least twice ( I love history).

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    • Awww if you ever make it down to London, you have to tell me 🙂 I’ll show you around ❤ I hope you get to come down though, London has a lot of tourist destinations to offer 🙂 I love being a tourist in my homeland sometimes, you take the views for granted when you live in the country heheh 🙂 xoxox

  7. Sounds like you had a lovely time! Despite living in London, I still haven’t been and I’ve heard wonderful things about the resturant there too. This post have definitely inspired me to go, I bet it would be lovely when its dark too 🙂 x
    Charlotte’s Road

    • Thanks so much Charlotte 🙂 I’m glad you got inspired to go! Honestly you’ll love the views 🙂 I have to go back and and try the restaurant there! 🙂 Ohhh and in the dark too 😀 xoxo

  8. VelvetBlush on said:

    The views are lovely, shame about the weather but it seems impossible to get a dry day lately! I had no idea it was all open roofed on the 72nd floor 🙂

    Velvet Blush

  9. charlottesroad on said:

    It sounds like you had a lovely time! Depsite living in London, I’m yet to actually go to the Shard but I’ve heard amazing things about their restuarant. This post has definitely inspired me to visit sometime soon and I bet it looks amazing when its dark up there too 🙂 x
    Charlotte’s Road

  10. Always a pleasure spending time with you and I’m very happy you’ve enjoyed our little Shard adventure 🙂 Let’s do something equally cool soon xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

    • Awwwww Caz I really love spending time with you & the pizza afterwards! We need to go to Franco Manca again soon… we will definitely being doing something really cool 😀 ❤ !!!! xoxoxo

  11. Oh wow, that is a gorgeous view! It might be a tourist trap or so to speak but I think everyone should visit at least once. Gorgeous!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Wow the imagery on the ceiling looks great, I’d love a visit to the shard x

  13. Now this has to be a must when I visit London again. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience!

    Natalia | Lindifique

  14. As a girl who lives in the UK, I have to visit this place. Great view for sure and great shots!
    You girls look pretty. 🙂

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  15. Amazing views, I think the rain will always be an issue with the london sightseeing haha! None the less you both look pretty! Love your outfit Serene xx

    • Heheh, we can never escape the London rain 😀 … Or the UK weather for that matter 🙂 thanks so much Nila, you have to visit the Shard! The views are spectacular! & thanks lovely for the sweet comment 🙂 ❤ xoxox

  16. Stuning pictures and experience! Thanks for sharing! 😉
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    Jeanne
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  17. The views at the top of the Shard look really incredible! The zoomy thing looks really awesome too. I’ll have to check this out next time I’m in London. Fab photos girrrll 🙂

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  18. I have always wanted to go to the Shard, it looks lovely!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  19. Gabrielle on said:

    I love that you visited The Shard together – as I said on Instagram, you both look beautiful! I feel like a magpie saying this.. but the lifts look so modern and shiny – ah! haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • One day you have to join us on an adventure 😀 hehehe honestly the lifts were the best part for me! They really are sleek & modern!!! 😀 p.s you’re a beaut ❤ 🙂 xoxo

  20. It seems that you guys had a great time! These pictures are amazing, Serene! I’m going to London next spring, so I’ll definitely go to the Shard. Hope we can meet, too! (: xx

  21. Looks amazing! Oh and I love your coat! ❤

    Sarah x
    http://www.palmtreesandheels.blogspot.com

  22. Fantastic views. I’m definitely doing this next time I’m in London (which may be, sadly, a far ways away). 🙂

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  23. This looks so futuristic! How awesome 🙂

    Corinne x

  24. Love the pictures, what an amazing view!

  25. clairneriah on said:

    Wow this is gorgeous, its like everywhere you turn theres something pretty to look at.

  26. The ticket is a bit expensive, but WOW!!!

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  27. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    What beautiful photos! Love the big buildings!

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  28. It looks incredible it is definitely on my list to do when I next visit London, I am not amazing with heights though gotta say 😉 ! xxx

    • Trust me neither am I! At the beginning I was a bit nervous but you won’t even notice it as the lift is super quick, literally within seconds you’ll reach the top & you won’t feel the height 😀 ❤ xoxox

  29. Looks like you had a great time! i love the photos you’ve taken they’re really good and i love the look of the place 🙂 x x

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