Why settle for simply visiting the Shard when you can have an hour of peace, tranquillity and a yoga class thrown in? Yes, I’m talking about yoga in the Shard with Yogasphere. With classes in the evening or first thing on a Saturday morning (stop groaning, it’s worth it), the relaxed and calming environment is the ideal way to check out the City from 800ft.
You also don’t have to be a diehard yogi to take part. The flow-based hour-long classes are easy to follow and leave you feeling stretched and revitalised. You can then take your time to take photos from level 72 of the Shard without the crowds.
Honestly, anyone wanting to visit the Shard book in for a class (I went for one on the Saturday morning) and you will not regret it. At £40 a pop, the class only costs £10.05 more than the usual admission price of £29.95 and you also receive a goody bag afterwards.
My only regret is that I chose a particularly cloudy Saturday morning but the views were still rather spectacular.
This particular view reminds me of a scene from A London Trilogy: The Films of Saint Etienne 2003 – 2007, which features footage of London over the years set against the voices of the past. Watch it, and preferably before you go up the Shard to see what I mean. If anything, you’ll be transfixed and fascinated by how the landscape of London has changed.
While my photos may not do it justice, yoga on the Shard is well worth getting up for on a Saturday morning and is also a thoughtful Christmas present for the fitness lover in your life. (In fact, this was booked as part of a birthday present from the boyf’ this year. The boy did good.)
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