Well, it’s the tallest building in London. So where else would you expect to find some of the greatest views in town? The Oblix bar is right up there on the 32nd floor of the Shard- and right up there when it comes to a stunning visual spectacle that encompasses a vast swathe of London from Canary Wharf to the West End. Thats what makes Oblix Bar at the Shard one of our best views London.
Despite the views the 32nd floor is only half way up the building! To get higher, you might want to pay your money to take in the viewing platform towards the peak.
This luxuriant, low lit, lounge bar is the brainchild of Rainer Becker, former scion of Zuma and sits in conjunction with the equally ambitious Oblix Restaurant. There’s a minimalist, American theme going on here. Hints of 1920s glamour are enhanced by the live music that adds to the atmosphere in the evening. Cocktails are, as you would expect, good and expensive. Tables with the best views can – and are – booked in advance, which means that sometimes those amazing views are a little obscured. There’s a comprehensive food menu if you’re feeling peckish, but not quite up to the full on restaurant experience (which probably will be fully booked anyway).
If you want to get even higher – and we’re talking the 52 floor – The Shangri-la Hotel’s Gong Bar includes both a champagne Bar and a cocktail bar – plus some even steeper prices too!
The Shard, 32nd Floor
31 St Thomas Street