Shard- Beware


oldhat

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 07:58
Don't know if this has been mentioned before but.......
Anyone thinking of visiting the Shard should be aware of their non-trainers policy-even if is the kids who are wearing them. Only shoe wearers are allowed!!!

dpm

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 08:46
why?

oldhat

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 09:02
Appears to be their policy. Chap at the entrance was turning away a number familys with "we don't allow trainers"!!

Gamka

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 12:00
oldhat wrote:
Don't know if this has been mentioned before but.......
Anyone thinking of visiting the Shard should be aware of their non-trainers policy-even if is the kids who are wearing them. Only shoe wearers are allowed!!!

It is not on their website.

gartmore

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 17:33
I find that astonishing. How about denims and leather jackets.?
Ken
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Stuey

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 19:20
Take your trainers off, hang them around your neck and go in bare foot
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 19:28
Stuey wrote:
Take your trainers off, hang them around your neck and go in bare foot

LOL
Some Cameras

oldhat

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 20:04
Only shoes!!
I was there yesterday. My wife and daughter were admitted but not poor old me.
I did suggest i remove my trainers but was advised that would not be appreciated
A couple of familys were also turned away because their youngsters were wearing boat shoes for goodness sake.
Really strange behaviuor and there is nothing on their webste about these restrictions.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 20:37
No trainers at the shard?

Is it April 1st?
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dougf8

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 20:45
Maybe its a perpetual 80's discotheque.

There's a business opportunity there.... a bit like bowling shoes.
Lurking is shirking.!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 21/04/2014 - 20:48
dougf8 wrote:
Maybe its a perpetual 80's discotheque.

There's a business opportunity there.... a bit like bowling shoes.






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JohnX

Link Posted 22/04/2014 - 13:26
As I am considering visiting The Shard I contacted them regarding footwear, and received this reply;

"In regards to your query, there is no restriction in “The View from The Shard” in regards to the dresscode or footwear. However, if you are going to the restaurants in The Shard which is a separate company they do have a dresscode."

oldhat

Link Posted 22/04/2014 - 15:13
That is not what I was told last Sunday. We wished to go to the view.
Perhaps they should tell that to the"greeter" at the entrance!!

JohnX

Link Posted 22/04/2014 - 16:02
I'll pass your comments back.

dougf8

Link Posted 22/04/2014 - 16:32
Three for the charade please
Lurking is shirking.!
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