LSE visit The Shard

James Ballantyne Regional Program Manager


February 14, 2014

In the middle of one of London's wettest, windiest days for months, Director Peter Leuner met five of Arcadia's London School of Economics (LSE) 2013/14 students for a visit to The Shard, the highest viewing platform in London (at 244 meters/802 feet) which opened in 2013.

Alexander Yeager (Lehigh)  Jerome Min (Wofford), Nathan Scheperle (U of Arkansas, Fayetteville), Sean Givnish (Temple) and Thao Nguyen (Providence College)  spent 40 minutes peering down onto the jumbled sights and streets of London before retreating to the nearby George, built in 1677 and London's only surviving galleried London coaching inn built in 1677) for an introduction to such great British delicacies as Scotch Egg and fruit cake with custard.

In typical London fashion, the clouds cleared away, the rain stopped, the wind died down and the sun made a brief appearance. As we left the pub and looked back up, we could see the moon peeking round the Shard in a cloudless sky.

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