near the Tower Bridge is the Shard, a very striking 309m high skyscraper. It is the tallest building in London and one of the tallest in Europe. The Shard has 87 floors, of which 72 are in use.
the imposing building is completely covered with glass and the top looks like a shard. Hence the name of the building the Shard (= shard).
it is possible to visit the Shard and enjoy the magnificent view. In about 60 seconds the elevator takes you to the 68th floor, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of London. After that, you can proceed to the 72nd floor, where there is an open-air platform.
The Shard also offers a viewing guarantee, if due to weather conditions 3 of the 5 iconic buildings/attractions below cannot be seen, you will receive a ticket that allows you to come and view again for free within 3 months:
the London Eye
the Tower Bridge
St Paul’s Cathedral
One Canada Square
Tickets for the Shard are not cheap and cost between 30 and 35 euros per person. Combination tickets can also be purchased with, for example, a boat trip.
how do you get there?
The Shard is located near London Bridge underground station