If you have a penchant for eating on high, then no doubt you’ll be eagerly waiting for the doors to the eateries in Western Europe’s tallest building to open. Well, one of them has. Located on the 32nd floor of the Shard, Oblix is now serving steaks and other New York grill-style dishes to anyone who can bag a table.
Read our review of Oblix now.
If you didn’t have Oblix on speed dial on the hour their booking lines opened, then don’t despair. It’s not the only bar-restaurant with great views. Here are a few other high perches:
Faster than a bullet train, the express lift up the side of the Heron Tower builds excitement on the ascent. Occupying the top floors of one of the highest buildings in the City, it offers breathtaking views down over the adjacent Gherkin; further afield you can see the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral and much else besides.
You’ll need to make a reservation, head through airport-style security gates, take the escalator and then find the dedicated lift up to the forty-second floor. Within a small circle of bar space with a walk-round mirror at its core, you see 360-degree panorama of building upon building for mile after mile.
On top of a fancy new hotel, this bar terrace is equipped with big sofas and space heaters, and mainly faces south: there’s the Oxo Tower and Big Ben. Straight ahead is a side-on view of the Eye, over to the east is St Paul’s, the Gherkin and One Canada Square.
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