Keen photographers are being given the chance to shoot views from inside the Shard on two special mornings next month u2013 allowing them to use tripods and other gear not normally allowed.

The View from The Shard, on levels 69 and 72 of western Europe’s tallest building, offers 360° views as far as 40 miles away on a clear day, taking in many iconic London landmarks, say organisers.

Though photographers can only shoot through glass, a spokeswoman says the Shard has reduced internal lighting, to cut reflections, since the building was first unveiled in 2012.

On level 72 of the 87-storey skyscraper there are places where the glass is only a single pane, not double as on level 69.

The photography mornings take place on 22 and 29 March (8am-9.30am) and each costs £29.50.

The Shard is near London Bridge.

To book a place click HERE