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Best things to do in London

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Lookout
“At the top of London's tallest building, set beside the River Thames, The View from The Shard is a multi-sensory experience; combining awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the city in a unique setting - an escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Whats great is that you can reach this destination within 30 mins by foot! Why not try booking a table during sunset, so you can watch London transform from day to night. ”
331 locals recommend
Yoga class
“Views from the 72nd floor of the City’s tallest building Entrance fee and needs to be booked. There are various tickets options, see website for details There are also Restaurants in the Shard, these can be booked via bookatable.co.uk Tip: you may find cheaper entrance tickets on lastminute.com or groupon.com on occasion ”
92 locals recommend
Building
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“This and the other restaurants at The Shard are great options. You can pop in for just a drink, or you can visit for meals and/or afternoon tea. I'm soon to visit for the Mary Poppins themed afternoon tea and very excited! You can pay to go The View From The Shard, but to me, it's better to sit and have a lovely drink a few floors down - it's cheaper and still has a fab view! ”
68 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-story supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London, that forms part of the Shard Quarter development.”
41 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Tube Northern Line and Jubilee Line, also Main Line Trains including services to Gatwick Airport”
26 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Upscale spot with lanterns, silk curtains and city views, serving dim sum and northern Chinese fare.”
34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“32nd-floor urban rotisserie/grill with panoramic views and relaxed entertainment lounge. Great for cocktails”
24 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Jubilee and Northern (City Branch) Lines – 15 min walk Mainline trains out of London going south west and south. Serves Gatwick Airport regularly.”
7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Get your tickets for the goriest exhibition ever! Children and adults love it”
11 locals recommend
Lodging
“The tallest bar in Europe with panoramic views of the city. Cocktails here are wonderful but potent!”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the funniest experience ever. You will be catapulted into an incredible atmosphere which recreates macabre historical events in a humour style, thanks to 20 live actors and special effects. Getting Around”
3 locals recommend
Building
“The Shard - a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The tallest building in the European Union.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Luxurious, Asian-themed cocktail bar with an infinity pool, on the top floor of Shangri-La Hotel. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For best views in London - TÎNG, named after the Chinese word for 'living room', is the collective name for the restaurant and lounge on level 35 of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.”
6 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
1 local recommends
Metro Station
“Jubilee Line & Northern Line tube stop. Take Jubilee line to Westminster (for Parliament and Big Ben), Bond Street (for Oxford Street Shopping), Canary Wharf (offices and skyscrapers), Greenwich (Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, and Greenwich Observatory)”
14 locals recommend