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Hay's Galleria: more than just a shopping experience

Hay's Galleria is an imposing building situated on the banks of the River Thames at Southwark, with impressive views of Old Billingsgate Market. Originally a warehouse and wharf serving the port of London, it was transformed into restaurants, shops and flats in the 1980s during the redevelopment of the Docklands area. It's also home to some intriguing public sculptures, including The Navigators, a moving bronze depiction of a ship by David Kemp.

A room with a view at The Shard

After exploring Hay's Galleria, it's perhaps time to take in The Shard, Britain's tallest building, which stands 1,016ft high and consists of 95 storeys - it's certainly impossible to miss this impressive glass structure. Although primarily a mix of offices and residential units, it's possible for visitors to travel up to the observation deck on the 72nd floor to enjoy its panoramic views of the capital. Just below it are several restaurants serving drinks to those who may need a pick-me-up if the height proves to be a little too much for them.

Ghoulish pleasures at The Old Operating Theatre Museum

If you're looking for something a little more down to Earth than the Shard, The Old Operating Theatre Museum may be for you. It's a tiny place that evokes the chilling atmosphere of Victorian surgery in the days before anaesthetic. Guides are also on hand with information and talks in one of London's hidden gems.

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