The Shard to host silent discos

If you've never been to a silent disco before then you're probably wondering what the term denotes – after all, it's hard to dance when there's no sound.

In fact, a silent disco is just like any other party, with DJs, music and plenty of dancing, except that all the guests listen to the tunes through headphones, meaning there's no noise being played out loud.

So, if you happen to stumble into the room without wearing a pair of headphones, you're likely to see people dancing around to apparently no music, while also singing along, completely unaware of how loud they are shouting.

Over the past few years, the craze has become extremely popular across the world, and many iconic venues in London – including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and London Zoo – have hosted silent discos.

Now, it's the Shard's turn to do so, with the western hemisphere's tallest building set to provide the setting for what are sure to be some truly exhilarating parties in March.

Taking place on the 3rd, 5th, 10th, 17th and 19th of the month, the silent discos will see guests have the choice of three different DJs, with their headphones being equipped with a switch that enables them to tune into whichever DJ they like. This means people will be listening to different songs as one another – something that always makes these sorts of events even more comical.

The discos will be held on the 69th floor of the Shard, from where guests will have a truly stunning view across the London skyline as they dance the night away.

Anyone feeling a little timid about dancing while there's no music being played out loud will also be glad to hear that a bar is to be set up specially for the events, so there'll be plenty of Dutch courage to go around.

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