This post is going to be quite short, but I hope to make up for it with some great photos…
Rob joined me on day 3 of my London trip (he’d been working the previous two days). We decided to head down to the Southbank. Due to a slight misreading of the Tube map (guess whose fault that was!), we ended up following the wrong branch of the Northern Line and going to London Bridge instead of Embankment. As an aside, I do wish someone could tell me why the Northern Line has never been separated into two lines. It would make life much easier for the map-challenged like me.
When we exited London Bridge station, we were greeted by this beautiful monster:
We looked at each other with ‘Oooh, it’s a beautiful clear day. Why don’t we…?’ look (yes, we really are that good at communicating by look*) and headed round to find the entrance.
It’s expensive to go to the top of the Shard (well, nearly the top), don’t get me wrong, but boy was it worth it (you can reduce the price by booking your ticket online at least a day before). We spent quite a lot of time on both the glassed-in level on level 69 as well as the semi-open (and hence much windier!) level 72. The building itself is quite interesting and the views are stunning, so I’ll let them speak for themselves.
*This may not be entirely true!