the shard - London, and some beer too!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

I just love lazy Saturdays in London. There's always somewhere new to check out, and no limit of friendly pubs to enjoy a few pints in...

The Shard - London
view of The Shard from the footpath below

The Shard is an 87-storey skyscraper in London. There's an observation deck at the top you can pay to go up to - but personally I like the view from down under (see what I did there) just as much.

The Shard is approx 306 metres high, and is the tallest building in the European Union. That's tall enough to give you a neck ache!

The Kernel Brewery - London
yummy beers - The Kernel Brewery

Just a short walk from The Shard is one of London's best kept secrets - The Kernel Brewery. The Kernel is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, and draws a good local crowd who cool off with a fresh pint in the warehouse/stockroom, where all the beer is kept. For those who want to take some beer home, you can purchase the beers by the bottle as well.

The beer is pretty damn good, but I may be biased - as it's brewed with New Zealand hops. A taste of home.

Happy weekend everyone!

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9 comments

  1. Holy tall building! Thanks for the nugget of good brewery info; filing it away!

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    1. No worries Gem. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  2. Love that first pic, I have never seen a photo of The Shard like that!

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    1. Thanks Sammy. It's quite an impressive building from underneath - looking up it almost fades into the sky!

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  3. I'd like to go for afternoon tea at the Shard, a friend went, and it looked amazing! Great photo. :)

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    1. Afternoon tea at the Shard is on my London to-do list too. I don't know anyone that's been - but glad to hear your friend enjoyed themselves :)

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  4. What a fab find! My Mr is now the keenest I've ever seen him to book in a little sightseeing time!

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    1. A ha! Mix some beer into any sightseeing and it's 100% easier to get the men involved! Enjoy :)

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  5. How cool! I love beer and it would be pretty unique to have a pint in the shadow of the Shard.

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