A grand day out in London

By | February 7, 2015

We started our day with a trip here – The Shard!

the view from the ShardUnfortunately it was really cloudy and overcast but we headed inside for our trip to the top. You have to take two lifts, one from floor 1 to 33, then another lift to level 69. From there you can walk around the viewing platform. You can walk up a further three flights of stairs to level 72 and the open-air viewing gallery.

the shardThe lifts were really quick but you could barely notice that we were moving. The children loved the fact that each lift played a short video on the ceiling!

the shard

They loved looking out over London. On a clear day you can see for 40 miles and we were able to see lots of London landmarks from London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and One Canada Square.

We spent about a 45 minutes admiring the view then headed back down in the lifts, purchased some squished pennies for our collection then taxied over to the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street for afternoon tea. The children were really well behaved and enjoyed the finger sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes. They each received a copy of Matilda too so I can’t wait to start reading that with them at bedtime.

stupendous afternoon tea

2 thoughts on “A grand day out in London

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  2. Nanny

    These photos in The Shard made my legs go wobbly, but what a great building. What is it used for? xxxx


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