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Wednesday 10 September 2014

Silent Disco at The Shard

 Dancing in the dark takes on a new level with 
The Shard's silent disco!

By day, the highest building in Western Europe is a tourist attraction with the best views of London. By night, the Shard is transformed into a Silent Disco, where you get to dance the night away at 1,000ft!

Exterior view of the Shard

So how does a Silent Disco work? On entrance to the Shard you’re escorted to level 69, where the silent disco takes place and you’re given a set of headphones where you can select from three sets of music to choose from.  

Flashing headphones - what tunes will you be dancing to?

As soon as you enter the disco, you’ll spot three DJ’s on deck playing a range of tunes and battling it out over separate wireless channels. Expect to hear pop, party classics and RnB songs from each DJ. 

DJs battling it out on the decks

The headphones are colour coded in line with the DJ’s and light up with red, green or blue on the ear pads. The best part is you can see how many people are listening to the same tune you are, you can spot them by the flashing colour of their headphones!

If Level 69 not high enough for you, then you can even venture up to the highest accessible point of the building and explore the open-air viewing gallery on Level 72. Looking at the spectacular 360 degree views of London is truly incredible.

  Views across London

I love the cool, laid back atmosphere of the silent disco. There’s a bar with a good selection of drinks available and it’s a chance to have fun, enjoy the views and sing wildly without anyone listening. Plus if you get tired of the music, just change the track and select from the two other options on your headphones. Simple!

 On the dancefloor

Seeing everyone dancing and admiring the 360 degree views over London at 244 metres above the ground was an amazing experience and something everyone should experience for themselves. 

 What an amazing view!
So get your best dance shoes, put your headphones on, and head over to the silent disco at The View from the Shard!

Silent Disco dates: 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 15 Nov and 5, 12 and 19 Dec 10pm-2am
Other events on at the View From the Shard

*Disclaimer: I was invited to review this event but all words and opinions are my own*

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