Shard opens to public

The observation deck on the Shard - western Europe's tallest building - has opened to the public

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The Shard's viewing gallery opens today

The View from the Shard opens today Credit: Reuters / Dylan Martinez

A new attraction offering 40-mile panoramic views of London opens today.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will officially cut the ribbon for The View from The Shard, a viewing gallery on the 72nd floor of Britain's tallest building.

However, a forecast of poor visibility could mean visitors don't get the spectacular views they're hoping for.

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