For the ultimate gift experience, see the city of London from the highest observation deck in the United Kingdom - the glittering and impressive Shard. Travel up The Shard, which measures a whopping 800 feet from street level, and once at the top see the 360 degree view that spans 40 miles.
After your journey to the skies (or before, depending on your booking), come back down to earth and enjoy a delicious British afternoon tea at Novotel London Bridge. Tuck into a selection of savoury finger sandwiches, satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of delicious cakes and finish off with scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
This experience is available Wednesday to Sunday, throughout the year.
The total experience time is 2 ½ hours. Your afternoon tea will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
This experience is for 2 people.
The minimum age is 18 years old.
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!
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