Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The Shard Update March 2010

I was absolutely convinced that I had posted about the Shard and London Bridge Quarter before but all I can find is one tiny mention in a post from October 2008.  Oh well, here is a really big update then seeing as I haven’t told you anything about it before (and if any of you can find more in my archives, you can be my best friend!)

The Shard and London Bridge Quarter is the development that is currently taking place right outside of London Bridge station.  It is taking forever to go up but when it is completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the United Kingdom.  When finished, it will look like a shard of glass.  I know in 5 years time, it will seem impossible that this place was a giant construction site for four whole years so I would you to give you an idea of how it looks now.

Shard London Bridge

Taken from the platform at London Bridge rail station.

Shard London Bridge

Taken from the front entrance of London Bridge station.

Shard London Bridge

Taken from the stairs by Guys Hospital.

Shard London Bridge

A view of the lower level.

Shard London Bridge

Taken much later that afternoon from inside Guy’s hospital grounds.  This is my favourite photo.

Come back next Tuesday for an update on what the Shard will look like in the future!



  1. You're favorite photo of the building is also mine. Very nice, Emm :)

  2. Oops, "You're" should have been "Your". *blushing*

  3. Oh, thank you Paul! Don't worry - I am known to make mistakes like that in my blog posts and i only realise days later!

  4. Thanks for this because you know we would not know about these buildings otherwise. I didn't know this was being built. Looks good.

  5. There is some gorgeous modern architecture about, though this one I haven't seen. I used to think I was the only one who liked the gherkin and the ark.


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