November 12th, 2012 – In 2013, visitors to London will be able to experience the city from a whole new perspective, when The View will be opened to the general public on February 1st.
The View occupies floors 68, 69 and 72 of The Shard, which has already established itself as an iconic building on the London skyline, standing at 1,016 feet (310 metres) tall.
Upon entering the building, visitors will be transported to floor 68 in one of two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts. On arrival they will be treated to a cloudscape above the city, before moving up to floor 69 where they get to see a stunning view of London from this incredible vantage point.
The 360 degree view, stretching 40 miles (64km), allows visitors to see one of the greatest cities in the world as never before. The best view is from 244 metres above the city on level 72, where visitors will be able to see London at nearly twice the height of the London Eye.
Open from 9:00 am to 10:00pm, The View will allow visitors to experience a bird’s eye view of London throughout the day. Whether during the bustle of the working week or the city lit up at night, The View will offer an exciting and unique experience of London for visitors.
Booking in advance is highly recommended in order to avoid queues and lengthy waits. There is no time restriction on visits, allowing the experience to be enjoyed at the visitor’s leisure. Advance tickets are £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children.
Visitors seeking hotels in London will find a wide range of accommodation available at HotelClub.com including City Hotel, which is only a short walk from The Shard.
For more information on The View from The Shard, or to book tickets, visit www.theviewfromtheshard.com.
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