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The Shard and Afternoon Tea in London


It’s just a couple of days till Mr BB’s birthday as I write this, but this trip was Mr BB’s birthday present from my parents last year – a trip up The Shard followed by Afternoon Tea at The Novotel South. We had a lovely day back in January, it was pretty cold so we both wrapped up warm and set off on our little adventure, along with the other Sunday afternoon drivers, heading towards the big spike in the sky, otherwise known as The Shard.

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that The Shard has made a massive impact on the skyline of London, visible from three London high points that we visit one of on a daily basis – Hampstead Heath (Parliament Hill), Dartmouth Park and Muswell Hill. I wasn’t sure at first of this colossal metal and glass construction rising up from our fair city (and believe me, it is such a beautiful city from above!) but I have grown to love it, and the other futuristic buildings that have rapidly risen from the ground during my 16 or so years in London.

We cunningly planned our trip up The Shard so that we saw London by day, dusk and night.

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And now, for afternoon tea…

Afterwards, we were fed and watered at Novotel South for afternoon tea break, just around the corner from The Shard. This consisted of a hot drink and a fine selection of sandwiches, cream cakes and scones!

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I always love going to new places and the shard and afternoon tea did not disappoint.

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