Sunday, 20 April 2014

Lifestyle My trip to the Shard

So as many of you may have seen on my twitter and Instagram I had a lovely family day out yesterday in London, We went to cafe rouge for lunch and up the Shard. Luckily it was such a beautiful clear sunny day, not like today's wet weather thank goodness. The sun defiantly puts everyone in such an amazing mood, just wish it would last a little longer. 
So onto lunch, Cafe Rouge is a few minutes walk away from the Shard in a little arcade called Hayes Galleria. I used to go there a lot when I was young as we lived very close which was nice. There is a beautiful old ship in the centre where you can throw your pennies for good luck. 
However, moving onto the food I started off the Camembert in cranberry sauce which was just delicious. The cheese is all melted inside breadcrumbs so gives it bit of extra crunch. This was shortly followed by minute steak and chips. Now I like my steak medium rare I'm not sure about you? 
The food came out on a beautiful white plate which was at in a wood holder of some sought perfect idea I thought for serving, very authentic. Following on from this had to come pudding which was pancake with banana inside, covered in chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. 



After lunch we walked around to the shard, we queued with everyone else in excitement. We were sled to removed out jackets and belts to go through security and as we went around the corner I kid you not it was a sight from airport security. You out your belonging in a plastic box which goes through the scanner, at the same time as you go through the metal detector. As you collect your belongings you shortly arrive at a set of cameras where you have your picture taken. 
Being guided around the corner we shortly came to a set of lift where we were guided in and made away that the door open on the otherwise to that which we entered. Once we had gone up 32 floors we were then escorted around to another set of lifts which would take us to the viewing platform.
Upon exiting the lift we had finally arrived on the 72nd floor, the view was breath taking. You can walk all the way around for a 365 degree view and even go up a level where you are outside. You can see for miles around, and all the buildings looks so different from up there. Watching the trains going around looked like a vision from snake the phone game, for those that remember that game :).

After the shard we returned home, I was so tired. So I hope you liked this post?
Have you been up the shard?

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6 comments

  1. Ive never been up to the Shard but have never had the chance to go, I always worry that, esp with the British weather, it'll be very cloudy so won't be able to enjoy the 360 view. But I should just go for it because it sounds so good haha. Have you been up Heron Tower? :) x
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    1. ah yes that i understand British weather is not the most reliable :) ... yer you can just turn up on the day and get tickets so you can go when its sunny. Yes it is amazing up there. No i haven't, is it nice? xx

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  2. All this food looks so yummy! I'm from Canada and I've spent two weeks in the London area a few years ago! I really want to go back, it is such a lovely place with all of its little shops and restaurants! xo

    MD from http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

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    1. aww thanks hun it was Delicious! aww yes you should come back :) xxx

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  3. Thank you for your comment on my blog!! I love the look of the dessert and the view is beautiful!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk - hope we can follow each other :) xxx

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    1. Aww no worries hun, thanks for stopping by. Hope you stop by again soon. Thank you yes it was ver delicious you should try it. xxx

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