Photo Courtesy of The View from The Shard
Starting on February 1, 2012, Londoners and tourists alike can experience the city from the best seat in the house. Standing an impressive 1, 016 feet above the ground, the futuristic, architectural wonder was designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. When it opens early February it will take the crown as the tallest building in Western Europe, and according to The View from the Shard will be “the only place where it is possible to see all of London at once.” The View is comprised of floors 68, 69, and 72 and was designed to take visitors on “a journey” of the city. Not only is the views platform twice the height of any other found in London, The View is a comprehensive experience, combining breathtaking urban vistas with witty, social and historical gems.