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Immerse yourselves in London and all of the beauty it has to offer with The View from The Shard and afternoon tea experience, where you’ll be treated to unparalleled 360-degree views of the city, along with a delightful afternoon tea at Café Rouge to make this a wonderful day out in the buzzing Capital together.
The Shard delivers spectacular vistas across the whole of London and with its colossal height of being 1,016ft tall, this iconic landmark is now renowned as the tallest tower in Western Europe. Café Rouge is a French bistro-style restaurant, where the interior echoes Parisian charm and culture, treating their guests to all the delights that France has to offer.
The breath-taking experience to The View from the Shard starts at ground level, as you step into the super-smooth kaleidoscopic lift and travel at high-speed up to the triple-height viewing platform on level 69. Walk all the way around floors 68 and 69, before making your way up to the open-air Sky deck on level 72, offering views from a vantage point 802 feet (244 metres) above street level. You’ll easily be able to spot legendary landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, along with the Houses of Parliament and watch the hustle and bustle of the city unfold.
State-of-the-art interactive touchscreen telescopes enable you to explore the views in greater detail, with information about 200 landmarks and alternative day, night, sunrise and sunset filters. Whether you decide to visit day or at night, prepare to be blown away by London’s skyline, where you’ll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs of you against the beautiful background and leave with a new perspective of this much-loved city.
Before or after your awe-inspiring experience, enjoy a French twist on a quintessential British afternoon tea at Café Rouge. You’ll dine in a Parisienne bistro-style setting, where the menu will typically comprise of their signature croque monsieur, which is a grilled Emmental cheese and ham sandwich on sourdough with béchamel sauce, or a Portobello mushroom filling as a vegetarian option. An eclectic array of sweet treats will also be on offer, which are sure to tempt your taste buds, including sumptuous scones, served with clotted cream & strawberry jam, or a chocolate mousse. Irresistible cakes such as carrot, lemon, chocolate red velvet and chocolate, raspberry & coconut, will also be on the menu to please your palate further. This afternoon of indulgence wouldn’t be complete without a splendid pot of tea, which you’ll be served alongside this truly satisfying spread.
The Afternoon Tea at Café Rouge is available between 12-17:30, it is essential you pre book as walk ins will not be accepted. Please note this code is valid for 6 months from the date of validation.
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, 12pm-5.30pm. Excludes Bank Holidays, Mothers, Fathers and Valentines Day, 15th-25th & 31st December.
The Shard visit lasts approximately 1 hour and the tea will last approximately 1½ hours.
This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Shaun CEO, July 2019
This has to be the Perfect Gift for any couple in the Universe!
How could anyone not love a fab Afternoon Tea with a French twist, followed by the very best views of London from the 70th floor of one of the Nation’s Iconic buildings? And all on a sunny day in July……..
We were lucky with the weather which gave us the chance to have our Afternoon Tea outside so that we could people-watch whilst over-eating cake, plus we had amazingly clear views of everything that London represents.
Our Afternoon Tea was a little unusual for aficionados of this traditional treat: it had a Croque Monsieur instead of cucumber sandwiches. Personally, a way better experience (I don’t get Croque Monsieur at home!). The tea was really relaxed and the staff made everything really easy and polite. My other half is from Brazil and the concept of Afternoon Tea is very English and quaint, so everyone was happy..
After eating far too much, we strolled slowly to The Shard (5 minutes from Hay’s Gallery where the Café Rouge is located).
The Shard is a unique experience and incredibly professionally managed. 14 million visitors a year nowadays and a massive London attraction in itself. It’s easy to forget that there are lots of luxury apartments in the building where people live, as well as restaurants and a 5 star hotel. The vision and ambition behind such a building is truly extraordinary.
There are a number of slightly different levels in the Shard from where to view London. There are cocktail bars, ice cream concessions and sometimes live music up there as well as the extraordinary panoramic views. It can become a little crowded with people sticking to the glass to soak up the vista, but be patient and you will be able to see every bit of London that you really want to see. Viewing immense buildings from the roof is a unique experience so take your time and take it all in.
Oh, and on our way out a quick visit to the loo revealed a 69th floor-to-ceiling window overlooking London! This might put a few people off!!
All-in-all a great afternoon out and something I recommend to everyone looking for a gift for a couple.
Go to the toilet on the 69th floor, it has a great view of the city!