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Finally! An fantastic, interactive view from the top of the Shard

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Today there’s a lot of lucky people venturing up to the very top of The Shard to have a sneaky debut peek at the sights the summit offers. The good old Guardian have, of course, already seen it, and are generous enough to make this truly marvellous interactive map of the view. The blue icons give you information about key buildings, and the orange ones provide charming stories from popular British figures such as Antony Gormley and Tony Benn about the capital’s key locations. As well as making you definitely want to go up in that elevator as soon as physically possible, this impeccably built map makes you go all squishy about the city you live in when seeing it from such height. The soundtrack provided — lots of bird song and noise pollution from Heathrow’s flight path — is brilliant, but by all means mute it and put on The Kinks whilst you merrily browse the skyline.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.