6. The Shard
This imposing, and somewhat controversial, building was completed in 2012. It is the tallest building in London at 1,004 ft., also making it the tallest building in the EU. It’s hard to miss. The public entrance is tucked away in a tunnel on London Street.
There is viewing gallery on the 69th floor that has a three-storey high atrium that provides a 360° view of the whole city. You are so high up that the railways look like model train sets.
There are 12 digital telescopes that will tell you what you are looking at on the skyline. The 72nd floor is a partially open observation deck.
You can look up and feel the sounds of London and the wind. Even the bathroom has an amazing view.