Even with last night's dismal lightshow, the Shard is still an awesome architectural example. Imagine rising to the top, and checking out the gorgeous view -- everything must look absolutely tiny. But what about having to fork out an extravagant amount of cash for the luxury of being able to take a peek out of a window? Continuing to receive a bit of stick, popping up to the top of the Shard is going to rob a typical family of four around £90.
While the view is absolutely breathtaking, it costs more than we previously thought, at £24.95 a pop for the adult ticket. Considering other destinations in London are cheaper, not to mention the world, that's piss-poor. Hitting up the Canadian National Tower costs a paltry £15.20 or so for a single adult ticket, whilst popping over to France and checking the view from the Eiffel Tower costs £42.46 for a family of four. Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers are also a steal in comparison, with a family ticket costing around £44.50, and offers a much higher view.
While many of these attractions are cheaper and offer a different kind of experience, the view from the Shard must be incredible, and is definitely unlike anything else in London. But much like premium vodka, I don't think it's worth the extra cost. [Evening Standard]
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