Freitag, 29. September 2017

The heights of London

Wednesday was the "highlight" of my London adventure. I was able to view London from above, from dizzying heights.

First I went to the Tower Bridge to experience the Glass Floor Walkways. I was surprised at how quiet it was but appearantly the tourists go to the Tower first so that it only gets busier around noon.
The Glass Floor Walkways are amazing and well worth the 10 Pounds. And you get to see the innermost secrets of one of London`s most famous buildings.

This is the Engine Room of the Tower Bridge:

Second I went to the Skygarden also known as the Walkie-Talkie building. It is free but you need to book a space online, because it gets so busy. It also has an actual garden with palm trees and lots of fern.

Third came the Viewing Platform of the Tate Modern, not quite as high as the Skygarden but still offering a stunning view across London. As I`m not a huge fan of modern art, the most impressive for me was the architecture of the former power station. Just imagine, being offered this blank canvas to design an art gallery.

My fourth adventure was a visit of the View at the Shard, a skyscraper next to London Bridge. It is very expensive to even go up in the elevator but for me it was a birthday treat with a glass of Champagne thrown in.

Before I left, the guide recommended a visit to the toilet!!

The Shard from the street.