movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Fri Jun 20 2014, 09:46pm | 8 comments
One last look out at the world from Chinese restaurant Hutong, on the 33rd floor of the Shard (as also seen yesterday and the day before). Here, the view looking west, toward St. Paul’s.
(Click here for a larger version.)
Ditto…why is this the last look?
Because (as she says above) she put up two previous posts of photos titled “The view from the Shard” and “More view from the Shard,” and now she’s posted all the photos she took?
I took more, but they’re just more of the same.
The London skyline is only interesting from certain angles.
Seemed to imply a demolition or something serious. Language, she is a funny thing.
LOL. I think the Shard is here to stay. To the dismay of some Londoners. (I like it.)
Is the food good? Is the price reasonable, considering the view(s)?
The food is tasty, but you can get similar or better down on the ground for less. Two friends and I stuffed our faces with dumplings for £30 each (plus more for drinks; the wine was pretty expensive even for London, around £7 for a 175ml glass, but very good). The whole outing came about because my cousin (one of the friends) wanted to visit the viewing platform at the top of the Shard, which costs £30 to visit (or £25 if you buy tix in advance). I suggested this restaurant because I figured for the same price we’d also get lunch.
To be fair, the viewing gallery is *much* higher up (72nd floor), so I’ll probably end up doing that at some point anyway.
I would go back to Hutong for the view — you can go to the bar without a reservation — and I’d especially love to see the view at night. It’s definitely a spectacular and unique place.
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