Sunday 27th September

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The View from The Shard.
The View from The Shard.

The View from The Shard: A view that will simply blow your mind

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The View from The Shard is one of London’s newest attractions, opening in February 2013; it offers views of the capital of up to forty-miles in all directions from Western Europe’s tallest building. This week What’s On London went up The Shard to experience The View.

The visitor experience at The Shard begins on the ground-floor galleries which serve as a brief introductory into the history of the city that you are about to gaze upon. The Shard, standing at 800ft, is the only building in the capital where you can see all of London’s historic, and modern architecture, buildings and attractions. From the ground-floor visitors embark in the high-speed ‘kaleidoscope’ to ascend to the first viewing platform on floor 69, it’s then a short walk up a few flight of stairs to reach the highest viewing platform on floor 72.

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Category: Culture
Theo Jackson
Photo by Ben Amure

Theo Jackson: Exploring the boundaries

Appearing at The Forge, Camden, February 27 + St James’ Theatre Studio, Belgravia, March 22

Theo Jackson is fast establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with on the Jazz scene, having returned to these shores from the US to two forthcoming London dates at The Forge in Camden and St James’ Theatre in Belgravia. Theo writes his own songs as well as offering a unique take on the standards. His slightly raspy voice belies the gentlest jazzy vibrato; imagine if you will Nick Drake in this genre and you’ll be somewhere near. I define Jackson as a contemporary storyteller and it’s one reason he cites Nick Drake as influential, alongside forces as diverse as Stevie Wonder and Tom Waits.

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Category: Music