Aqua at the Shard
Have you been wanting to go up to The View at the Shard in London, but don't really fancy dishing out the sky-high entrance fee? Then here's an insider tip for you. Head on up to Aqua bar and restaurant at the Shard for absolutely free. That's right, free, nada, zilch.
The views are pretty much the same as from The View platform albeit it from a couple of floors lower, however for the same price you get a table with a view and 4 glasses of wine, or 4 beers, or 2 cocktails. Whatever tickles your fancy.
Aqua also serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, which admittedly are a bit on the pricey side. But if you ask me, whatever you order at Aqua to go with the incredible view across the world's best city, is better value than The View, where you just get er... a view.
|Photo by Chris Pople under Creative Commons Licence|