Thursday 23 October 2014

Sky-high lawn opens in the Shard

Published 05/07/2014 | 15:42

Maureen Schipper sits on the new artificial lawn on the observation deck at the top of the Shard, in central London, which has been installed as part of the the View From the Shard's summer season of events

London's green spaces are always popular in summer, but the royal parks now have some heady competition after a lawn was installed on the highest viewing deck of the Shard building in central.

The astroturf layer has been installed on Level 72 which stands 800ft over the capital and offers views for up to 40 miles on the clearest days.

Those with a head for heights can lay back on the "grass" with their heads in the clouds for the rest of the summer.

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