Why not take a trip up western Europe’s tallest building, the Shard? At 800 feet, the skyscraper’s viewing platform The View from The Shard is almost twice the height of its closest competitor, the London Eye. From that high up London is like building blocks, the Thames a brown shoelace. Even the spires of the City, immediately north, appear suddenly small.

There are even several restaurants you can visit if you want to eat or even drink up the Shard. For other suggestions of where to eat in London, try out Restaurants guide.

The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG (0844 499 7111)

The Shard

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