The last architectural dominant of the British capital is The Shard (or The Shard Bridge) skyscraper, which was built right before the Olympic Games in 2012.
The whole building of London’s skyscraper is divided into sections: from 4th to 28th floor there are only offices, from 31st to 33rd floor there are only restaurants, from 34th to 52nd there is a five-star-hotel Shangri-La, from 53rd to 65th there are lux apartments (by the way, it is the highest accommodation in Great Britain). There were also some gardens and it is not all.
This high glass pyramid immediately was found in the list of ten most popular London sights. In a great deal it happened due to an observation deck, occupying floors from 68th to 72th. Guests get (or rather, fly up) to the top by a speed elevator nearly for half-minute. Although the tower is 309 meters height, it was the highest building in Europe for a short period.
From the observation deck of sky-scraper “Splinter” in a sunny day more than 60 kilometers view is accessible: it is possible to detect relatively distant stadium of “Wembley”, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the Kew Gardens, Tower of London, Saint Paul Cathedral, Big Ben and the Buckingham palace.
The name of The Shard skyscraper fits with its original appearance for 100 percent. Thousands of shining on the sun glass panels facing a skyscraper attract looks from every point of London. And when you get up there you have a unique chance to see gorgeous view of London, earlier it was possible only from helicopter.
An entrance fee to the top of The Shard is £26 per person and £20 for kids. Interestingly, that even if every visitor paid £20 to come inside, the building cost would be compensated only in 10 years.