As tourist destinations go, The Shard is just one of many landmarks people like to visit on their trips to London. When my parents came to visit me at University a few weeks ago, my mum planned a trip for us three to go to The Shard; I’m still unsure as to why she wanted to visit – she’s petrified of heights. I was sceptical at first – however it was a lovely day out.
As you walk in there’s numerous animated photos, giving information about the history of London and facts about how The Shard was built. The images, I felt, created a really relaxing atmosphere as you walked in, which is what you want if you’re terrified of heights! You also get a photo taken on a green screen on entrance, which of course my mum had to buy at the end – they are pretty funny!
The views are spectacular, and although it was slightly cloudy we were still able to see a lot of landmarks which was great.
For my mum, going to the top was a great achievement as she is scared of heights. If you’re visiting and this is a worry of yours also, my mum found that once she had hold the barrier she felt much more at ease.
If it’s something you enjoy, I would definitely recommend a visit with family or friends and in the summer I’m certain the views will be even more incredible!
Love, Megan x