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"🇬🇧 The Shard, also known as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge, or simply the Shard, is a striking skyscraper located in Southwark, London. Standing at a height of 1,016 feet (309.6 meters), it is the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the sixth-tallest in Europe. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the Shard features a distinctive glass façade that reflects the changing light and weather conditions, giving it a dynamic appearance. The building is home to offices, restaurants, a luxury hotel, and residential apartments, as well as an observation deck on the 72nd floor. From the Shard's observation deck, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of London's skyline, including iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye. The Shard has become an iconic symbol of London's modern skyline, attracting visitors from around the world. 🇩🇪 The Shard, auch bekannt als Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge oder einfach nur The Shard, ist ein markantes Hochhaus im Londoner Stadtteil Southwark. Mit einer Höhe von 309,6 Metern ist es das höchste Gebäude im Vereinigten Königreich und das sechsthöchste in Europa. Entworfen vom Architekten Renzo Piano, verfügt der Shard über eine charakteristische Glasfassade, die das wechselnde Licht und die Wetterbedingungen reflektiert und ihm ein dynamisches Erscheinungsbild verleiht. Das Gebäude beherbergt Büros, Restaurants, ein Luxushotel und Wohnungen sowie eine Aussichtsplattform im 72. Stockwerk. Von der Aussichtsplattform des Shard aus können Besucher einen Panoramablick auf die Skyline von London genießen, einschließlich ikonischer Wahrzeichen wie der Tower Bridge, der St. Paul's Cathedral und dem London Eye. Der Shard ist zu einem symbolträchtigen Wahrzeichen der modernen Skyline Londons geworden und zieht Besucher aus der ganzen Welt an."
"The viewing deck is part of the London Pass should you wish to do that, but I recommend going to get drinks/eat at one of the restaurants. I went to Hu Tong for drinks with no reservation and it was a beautiful view and great drinks. Oblix is also another wonderful option. It was a wonderful way to end the trip!"
"If you’re not afraid of heights, the 72-story skyscraper, also known as the Shard, is the BEST place to go for epic views of London. Tickets are required for everyone visiting The View from The Shard (except for children aged three and under) and start from £28.You can buy tickets on the day or pre-book HERE "

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