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Where to stay near The Shard

Exploring The Shard

The Shard is a modern glass skyscraper in London. At the time of its completion in 2012 it was Europe's tallest building. The observatory on the 72nd floor offers some spectacular 360 degree views of the city. The skyscraper is situated in the London Bridge Quarter in Southwark, a neighborhood along the south bank of the river Thames. It is right near the heart of London and only the river separates it from the City of London. The area is full of history: a bridge was built here by the Romans around 50 AD and in 1836 London's first railway station opened here.

Accommodations near The Shard

London caters for every type of traveler from budget backpackers to high-brow hunters. Choose from a wide selection of stays, from classic British hotels to quirky boutiques, inexpensive hostels to serviced apartments. Whatever you decide upon, however, you aren’t likely to spend much time locked up indoors as London’s busy streets will beckon you away. You can stay at Hilton London Tower Bridge, Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London or Union Apartments.

Sightseeing near The Shard

- Tower Bridge

London's Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its Victorian Gothic style stems from a law that forced the designers to create a structure that would be in harmony with the nearby Tower of London. Taking photographs of the Tower bridge is a favorite London tourist activity, but you can also go inside the bridge, where you'll have a magnificent view over London from the walkway between the two bridge towers.

- City Hall

One of London's most modern buildings, City Hall houses the Greater London Authority (GLA) including the mayor of London and the London Assembly. The GLA is responsible for the administration of Greater London. Completed in July 2002 and situated on the south bank of the Thames River near the Tower Bridge, City Hall was designed by the firm of the well-known British architect Norman Foster, who also designed the Gherkin and the Millennium Bridge in London. He was also responsible for the renovation of Berlin's famed Reichstag.

Transportation near The Shard

Underground and mainline trains come into London Bridge station, which is directly next to The Shard and a short journey from other major transport hubs in London. On foot: The Shard is a pleasant 30-minute walk along the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo station, and a 15-minute walk across London Bridge from the City.

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