Phil Marriott


My View From The Shard

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The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development.

Standing 1,016 ft high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and the 111th-tallest building in the world. It is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

London’s highest and best view is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles.

Yesterday, I visited The Shard to take in the views of this wonderful city. From this powerful perspective, it enabled me to take in some of the landmarks that have offered me some fantastic opportunities over the years.

Just over two years ago, on one wintry January evening, I was lucky enough to attend the launch party of Above & Beyond’s album, We Are All We Need. Seeing bird’s-eye views of London at night from these dizzy heights was spectacular and enchanting. The dance trio’s YouTube upload below gives you a shimmering video document of the celebrations. And if you look closely enough, you might spot me in the footage!

Yesterday, I revisited The Shard for the first time since Above & Beyond’s party, and it was my first time experiencing the views of London during the daytime. I couldn’t have picked a better day. With temperatures soaring amongst the mid twenties, visibility was clear and bright.

In one of my views, I took in the sights of Tower Bridge, several minutes’ walk from my home, and a short distance from The Scoop, the sunken 800-seater amphitheatre (located underneath City Hall), and close to the Bridge Theatre, which opens later this year.


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Gaydio Playlist Update – 19th May featuring LeAnn Rimes

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The latest Gaydio playlist update features new tracks by Burak Yeter ft. Danelle Sandoval, Danny Dove, Felix Jaehn ft. Hight & Alex Aiono, Funkerman ft. Jack York & Lovetho, JoAnna Michelle, Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding, Lenny Fontana presents The Starletts, Like Son, Lina, Sonny Fodera ft. Alex Mills, Steps, The Magician ft. Julian Perretta, The Weeknd and Tommy Trash ft. DENM.

The update also features upgrades for Jennifer Hudson, LeAnn Rimes, TCTS ft. Sage The Gemini & Kelis, Benny Benassi ft. Lush & Frederick, Beth Ditto, Charlie Puth, Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, Crystal Fighters, JX Riders ft. Sisterwife, Mabel ft. Kojo Funds, Mason, Richard Grey ft. Audax and Sean Finn ft. Chris Willis.

Gaydio is available on DAB Digital Radio in London, Brighton, Reading, Oxford, Portsmouth, Eastbourne, Hastings, Milton Keynes and Colchester, North Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Cambridge.

A List
Alex Ross ft. Dakota & T-Pain – Dreams
Alma – Chasing Highs
Anton Powers ft. Pixie Lott – Baby
Bluey ft. Soulest – U Sure Do
Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug & Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande – Heatstroke (Danny Dove Mix)
Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson – Symphony (Country Club Martini Mix)
Dua Lipa ft. Miguel – Lost In Your Light (MK Mix)
Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl (Danny Dove & Offset Mix)
GotSome ft. Lisa Kekaula – I Don’t Know
Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla Sign – Swalla (Wideboys Mix)
Jennifer Hudson – Remember Me (Dave Aude Mix) ^
Julia Michaels – Issues (Riddler Mix)
Just Us – Cloudbusting
Katy Perry ft. Migos – Bon Appetit
Lady Gaga – The Cure (Laibert Mix)
LeAnn Rimes – Love Is Love (Dave Aude Mix) ^
Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly – No More Sad Songs
Lorde – Green Light
LP – Lost On You (Consoul Training & Liva K Mix)
Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely (Brooks Mix)
Stargate ft. Pink! & Sia – Waterfall (Seeb Mix)
TCTS ft. Sage The Gemini & Kelis – Do It Like Me (Icy Feet) ^
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (Alesso Mix)
Zayn ft. PartyNextDoor – Still Got Time (House Party Mix)

Benny Benassi ft. Lush & Frederick – We Light Forever Up ^
Beth Ditto – Fire (Disciples Mix) ^#
Charlie Puth – Attention (Country Club Martini Crew Mix) ^
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato – No Promises ^
Chris Lake – I Want You
Claptone – The Drums (Din Daa Daa)
Crystal Fighters – In Your Arms (TCTS Mix) ^
Freejak ft. Martay M’Kenzy – Out Of Breath
Goldfrapp – Systemagic
Gorillaz – Andromeda (Purple Disco Machine Mix)
Ivan Gomez & Esteban Lopez ft. Alicia Nilsson – This Is Your World Pride
Jason Chance ft. The Doctor Gifty – Your Rhythm
JX Riders ft. Sisterwife – Hiccup ^
Kokiri – Chasing
Leftfield ft. John Lydon – Open Up (Skream Mix)
Lucy Jones – Never Give Up On You (7th Heaven Mix)
Mabel – Finders Keepers (Mele Main Mix) ^
Mason – Rhino ^
MYBADD ft. Olivia Holt – Party On A Weekday (Wideboys Balearic Mix)
Noizy Neighbourz – My Love Is Right
Pink Angels – Mamma Don’t Lie (Rich B & Phil Marriott Mix)
Richard Grey ft. Audax – Must Be Love ^
Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling – Open Your Eyes
Sean Finn & Chris Willis – Come To Me ^
Steven Redant & Peyton – Let It Shine
Watermat ft. Kelli-Leigh – Won’t Stop
Will Dawson ft. Duane Harden & Kathy Brown – All My Love

Astrid S – Breathe (TCTS Mix)
Bera – Untouchable (Crazibiza Mix)
Burak Yeter ft. Danelle Sandoval – Tuesday (Harmo & Vibes Remix) *
3LAU – On My Mind
Callum Beattie – We Are Stars (Felon Mix)
Cardboard Foxes – Cut Me Loose (Jethro Heston Mix)
Danny Dove – Don’t You Say *
Felix Jaehn ft. Hight & Alex Aiono – Hot2Touch *
Funkerman ft. Jack York & Lovetho – Ready For The Summer *
GG – 4 Days (Cutmore Mix)
Jack Wins ft. Francci Richard – I Used To Love You
JoAnna Michelle – Too Sophisticated (Moto Blanco Mix) *
K-Syran – Dizzy (Rich B & Phil Marriott Mix)
Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding – First Time (Danny Dove & Nathan C Mix) *
Lenny Fontana presents The Starletts – On His Mind (Lenny Fontana NYC House Mix) *
Liam Keegan ft. Kharmatronix & Sha Sha – Fire
Like Son – Freakin’ *
Lina – Can’t Keep Falling (Roger Sanchez Mix) *
Martin Garrix & Brooks – Byte
Nabiha – Young (Cutmore Mix)
Rag N Bone Man – Skin (Ben Pearce Mix)
Ryan Blyth & After 6 ft. Luther Soul – Special
Silverland ft. Rochelle Frost – Feel The Love
Sonny Fodera ft. Alex Mills – Always Gonna Be *
Steps – Story Of A Heart (Cutmore Mix) *
The Magician ft. Julian Perretta – Tied Up (Kideko Mix) *
The Oddictions ft. Britt Daley – Feel The Same
The Weeknd – Rockin’ *
Tommy Trash ft. DENM – Dreamer *
Wankelmut ft. Charlotte OC – Almost Mine

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