The Shard is the new tallest building that you can visit in Europe. If you have visited London in the last couple of years, you most likely have heard about this skyscraper towering at 1016 feet with 82 floors. The structure was designed by Renzo Piano.
The building just recently finished its exterior so the focus now will be to install the ultra-luxurious elements of the interior. That should be the case since purchasing an apartment at The Shard will set you back double-digit millions. The management is also being picky with the companies that get to lease the office spaces.
The top is occupied by a viewing gallery for tourists while the following layers include private residences, Shangri-La Hotel, restaurants and retail, and offices.
The bold plans of heir to the throne Prince Charles to move to Windsor Castle upon becoming king may have the Buckingham Palace be converted to a luxury hotel. This is according to a new book written by Andrew Marr.
The book “The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People”, the prince is planning to assert his authority as head of the Royal family and move his court from the Buckingham to Windsor.
Marr, a journalist working for the BBC, claims that Buckingham Palace may be converted to become a historic luxury hotel an a center where important events can be held
The author wrote about the dramatic and audacious idea of the Prince of Wales but the spokesperson of the Royal Family denied of any plans to move the whole family from the Buckingham Palace.
All eyes are on London as Prince William ties the knot with Kate Middleton this coming week. Hotels are booked for those who want to do some royal spotting. No one can deny that a London holiday means expensive London hotels but did you know that you have a ton of options when it comes to free things to do in London. Here are some of the best London attractions that you can enjoy for free:
Museum of London
A lot of travelers missed the Museum of London but it is another great London attractions. You will have a good idea of how the city evolved from the geology around the Thames through the Anglo-Saxons and through the important events of the recent past.