• High speed lift assent to the Shard's observation deck 800ft up
• Enjoy 360 degree views across London
• Afternoon tea for two can be taken at The Refinery and includes cakes, scones and sandwiches with a choice of teas and coffees
Visit one of the world's most talked about buildings and sample a classic British institution on this afternoon tea at The Shard package that we have specially put together for you! The Shard, designed by leading Italian architect Renzo Piano dominates the skyline in London and this experience gives you the chance to head up to the viewing floors of the Shard and enjoy a classic afternoon tea once you come back down to earth on street level.
The Shard is currently the tallest building in Western Europe. Standing proud in the London Bridge area, this magnificent building was the centrepiece of the extensive renovation works and regeneration of this whole quarter south of the river. As well as housing offices, apartments and hotels, the building is open to the public and this deal allows you fast track access to The Shard visitor area AND afternoon tea at a trendy nearby brasserie to round off your vertiginous visit in the best possible way.
Two high speed 'kaleidoscope' lifts whisk visitors up to the 68th floor of The Shard in seconds and from here you can explore the 360 degree views of London from the 68th, 69th and 72nd floors of this very impressive glass-fronted building that dominates the London skyline at 244m. On a clear day you can see over 40miles giving you amazing vistas of the the capital and surrounding Home Counties!
Following on from your amazing Shard visit, it's the afternoon tea experience. You'll be heading to The Refinery, across the road from the Tate Modern. With floor to ceiling windows, this eatery boasts a very contemporary urban warehouse style, with a mix of big wooden tables and cosy corners. Serving Little Sparrow teas and Andronicas Coffees, you'll be able to take your pick of hot drink as you munch away on your usual teatime treats.
After your fantastic high rise encounter, what could be better than a good old cup of fresh-brewed leaf tea and some dainty cakes? We can't recommend taking afternoon tea at The Shard highly enough. It's a building for Britons to be proud of and no Shard visit should be complete without afternoon tea afterwards in the now fashionable and very much sought after neighbourhood around this architectural wonder.
• Selected weekday and weekend dates
• Once booked this experience is non-refundable and non-exchangeable
• The Shard is next to London Bridge Station
• The Refinery is on Southwark Street SE1 just a short walk from the Shard
• Minimum age 4
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult
Finger Tea Sandwiches
Ham & mustard
Smoked salmon & cucumber
Egg mayonnaise with cress
Cakes & Pastries
Scones with clotted cream and jam
Chocolate brownie with raspberry
Lemon posset with shortbread
Fresh fruit tartlet
With a selection of teas and coffees from an extensive range