This afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting the The View from The Shard. Awesome sights indeed even though it was cloudy and the windows… well, let’s put it bluntly desperately need a wash. The staff were wonderful although the whole experience borders on ridiculous as you get escorted from one lift to another in a corridor you can hardly get lost in and everyone talks about how brave you must be to go all the way up to 72nd floor. It’s just a few meters up from the floor below, it doesn’t take much bravery to walk up a flight of stairs and stand in a cold. It’s brilliant. I am definitely going back when the weather is better and the air is clearer to enjoy the views.
A tip for visitors: If you don’t want to queue outside, just say you need to collect the tickets. Since my tickets were to be collected, we were led past the queue to the front desk and just got in without any waiting, avoiding a good half an hour’s standing about. I liked that!