I love The Shard in London and although you can go up to the 30 somethingth floor for “free” in return for an extornionately priced drink, I do believe that it’s worth going all the way. If budget is stretched though, try the Sky Garden opposite for “free” too, though you have to book in advance.
The View from The Shard, the viewing platform at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, is offering visitors 25% discount off its standard ticket price until the end of August.
And if you are a The BFG fan, The View from The Shard is also home to one of The BFG Dream Jars which can be found all over London and the country this summer. 50 jars have been designed by celebrities and placed in prominent locations to …
London’s foodies can cut their bills at more than 100 restaurants across the city with CityMunch. The app allows restaurants to connect with Londoners in real-time, instantly publishing simple, time-limited discount offers to customers’ smartphones.
CityMunch’s deals are designed to be straightforward: just a percentage off of the food bill for the entire table, no matter how many people are eating. There are no complicated terms and conditions to wade through and no upfront cost. Diners simply check the app for a nearby deal, reserve a voucher, arrive during the offer’s availability period and show their phone to staff.
The app’s time-specific deals benefit both parties – diners save money and restaurants fill seats when they need to. The new app that allows diners to claim real-time discounts of up to 50% off their restaurant …
With half term fast approaching, if you are looking for something to do with the family, the theatre is definitely an option. As a family, we love theatre, and over the last year, we’ve learnt about how we can save loads by watching the theatre and opera at the cinema…it’s great and so much less expensive than heading to London or another big city. However, this is often only 2 – 4 times a year and for very big productions.
If you are heading to London, maybe you’ve checked out my post on cheap views of London, and you want to take your chances and head to the West End for a show. The first place to go is Leicester Square’s ticket booth, aka tkts. Located since 1980 in the Clocktower Building, it’s run …
Apparently yes! I never knew that I could, but as a UK resident, I can go on a tour of Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower. These are free of charge, but must be sponsored by a Member of Parliament (MP) or a Member of the House of Lords, so I have written a letter to my local MP to get a tour sorted for me and my family.
What does the tour cover?
The Elizabeth Tower is the famous clock tower and more often referred to as ‘Big Ben’, which is in fact the nickname of the Great Bell housed within the Elizabeth Tower.
A guided tour up 334 stone spiral steps takes you to the top of Elizabeth Tower to hear Big Ben strike the hour. As well as seeing a spectacular view …
The London Shard is the tallest building in Europe, so I totally understand the allure of going to the top.
I tried my best to find discounted Shard tickets and recalled Attractiontix running an offer during February half term for £1 children tickets but haven’t seen that offer again. The cheapest way to go up to the top was to buy tickets in advance at £24.95 per adult and £18.95 per child…they don’t even do family tickets!
You are allocated a time slot and are shown to a high speed lift which takes you to the top. Anyway once up at the very top (72nd floor) it is amazing. You stand at the “broken bit” at the top and it really exciting to be so high, especially in a clear day. I saw lots of …