On a clear day, how far from London Bridge can you see The Shard? Primrose Hill? Essex? Try Devon. For some reason, Torquay’s Babbacombe Model Village has added a four-metre replica of The Shard to a mock-up of a provincial town square, so now we can see the shiniest building in Borough rebuilt by the set designers of ‘Doc Martin’. It’s also topped with a webcam that’s controllable online, perfect for anyone craving a view from heights only otherwise attainable by sitting down.
See our listing to find out how to experience The View from the Shard for real.