The Shard is finished

Sunset on the new London skyline with Tower Bridge and the new The Shard skyscraper. Long exposure. Shot in 2014
Sunset on the new London skyline with Tower Bridge and the new The Shard skyscraper. Long exposure. Shot in 2014

Tonight is the official celebration of the completion of the Shard, the latest and tallest addition to the ever evolving London Skyline.


The event will see lasers shoot from the building to other famous landmarks in the city such as the London Eye, the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Royalty from the UK, the Qatar Prime Minister, live orchestras and an amazing lightshow shall all be in attendance from 10.15pm at the London Bridge based site.


We at Insight Guides are based almost underneath the Shard and have watched the building rise over the past few years, amazed at the speed with which it grew.


Here are a few time-lapse videos captured from the window of our mapping department during the early part of the build.