Birthday trip to The Shard

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On Tuesday it was Loverboy’s birthday (31!), so I decided it was high time that we actually went inside the thing we see every morning from our bedroom window, and the building we greet every time we hop off the train at London Bridge Station: The Shard.

Arriving late morning with lunch planned for afters, Adam, myself, plus two ankle biters arrived at the 69th floor first viewing platform via two lifts- and what a view it was! Breathtaking! The weather was dry, if a little hazy, but we could still see for miles via the 360 degree enclosed platform. Freddie was particularly impressed as you could get a really clear view of the rail network in and out of London Bridge, keeping him amused for a very long time. Sasha was itching to climb the stairs to the next platform on floor 72, but not quite so keen when we got there- I think the two window cleaners zipping up and down the windows (see pic) gave her a bit of a fright! Now that is a job I could never do. I felt obviously pretty safe up in The Shard, and loved it, but generally speaking heights really aren’t my thing- if I ever went on ‘I’m a Celeb’ in the jungle, give me kangaroo balls over being dangled over something any day! Although best if kangaroo balls aren’t dangled either. Either way…

So, we ended up spending about half an hour up there, before the kids got a bit restless, but that was plenty of time to enjoy the experience. Next time we’re definitely going back sans offspring to enjoy one of the restaurants and bars within The Shard- Can’t wait! The trip to the top is well worth the money, and something I’m glad i’ve ticked off my London ‘to do’ list (if I had an official one!).

 Linking up with MotherWifeMe Blog’s ‘Our London Link Party’! 



  1. Honest Mum
    May 4, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    You and your family are beautiful as are the stills, so perfectly captured. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

    • Bec
      May 5, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much Vicki x

  2. May 15, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    The pictures are great.
    I want to go to the Shard too, but don’t know if it would be a good idea to take my 2 year old with me 🙂

  3. May 15, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I would love to visit the Shard, but I don’t know if it would be a good idea to take my 2 year old with me (he tend to get restless too) 🙂

    • Bec
      May 15, 2014 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you, glad you like the pictures! re taking your toddler, I I guess it depends if you want to admire the view in peace or not 😉

  4. May 15, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    Your photos are so amazing, delighted I discovered you via #OurLondon! My son is desperate to head up The Shard – going to put it at the top of our summer bucket list! x

    • Bec
      May 18, 2014 / 2:09 pm

      It really is great, and actually somewhere you can successfully enjoy with small people!

  5. Alice @ Outdoors in London
    May 16, 2014 / 1:24 am

    My four year old is totally fascinated by the Shard … definitely going to have to go on our summer bucket list too … thanks so much for sharing at #ourlondon

    • Bec
      May 18, 2014 / 2:09 pm

      Definitely worth a visit!

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