January 24, 2013
View from The Shard Set to Take London to New Heights, Says LondonTown.com
-- The European Union's tallest building opens in style. --
LONDON, ENGLAND, January 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Designed by Italy's Renzo Piano and Britain's Richard Rogers, The Shard has fast become one of London's most iconic buildings, signifying new development after a ravaging recession and paving the way towards the capital's prosperous future. The tallest building in Europe, The Shard is visible from all points in London and boosts three floors of restaurants (including 5* Shangri-La Hotel) as well as top end residential homes. Officially opening for business on 5 July 2012, The Shard now offers Londoners and visitors a brand new panoramic experience. Opening on 1 February 2013 is View from The Shard, an event that promises to quench any budding explorer's thirst for panoramic views and cityscapes. LondonTown.com, the capital's finest and most reliable events listing website, offers Londoners and visitors a whole host of relevant View from the Shard information - including opening times, details on local London hotels and handy maps.
The View from The Shard is an incredibly placed two-level deck (floors 68-72) that allows visitors to view the capital from its heady height (244 metres). The deck itself is half enclosed and half open to the weather and elements, providing a veritable feast for the senses. Visitors can enjoy the 360 degree view across the capital and experience (even through the typical London smog) one of the world's most stunning views.
More than just an incredible view, Shard visitors reach the two-level deck in high-speed lifts that wouldn't be out of place in sci-fi films and the journey to the top is designed to enhance London's best view. The ascent includes humorous depictions of London's most famous faces and celebrates London's place in the world - historically, politically and culturally. Famous faces in unusual scenes include Maggie Thatcher and Karl Marx sharing a tandem and Vidal Sassoon and Vivienne Westwood attempting to give Charles I a makeover - perhaps not one Gok Wan would approve of.
A true celebration of London as a city is emphasised by the video screens and display panels depicting digital maps of London and genuine recordings of London life. Londoners will love the attention to detail and varied coverage of all of London's neighbourhoods. As if that wasn't enough, visitors should prepare to have their aural senses delighted by an atmospheric anthem recorded care of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Joyful Company of Singers.
Londoners and visitors to the capital can enjoy spotting the many famous landmarks before even entering The Shard. LondonTown.com can recommend a host of cheap London hotels for visitors coming to The View from The Shard from outside of London. Reliable hoteliers such as the Holiday Inn Express and Ibis are situated minutes from London Bridge with other hotels simply littered around the capital.
Londontown.com is the number one Internet site for London. With over 16 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, they pride themselves on their customer service and editorial independence - no advertising or paid for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a very reliable source of recommendations and advise on what to do in London.
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