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The View from The Shard

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Key Highlights

  • Ascend the iconic Shard - tallest building in Western Europe
  • Experience one of the most exciting features of the London skyline
  • Breathtaking 360 degree, 64km (40mile) views over London
  • Marvel at the engineering feat of a 95-story pyramidal skyscraper
  • Thrill to high-speed elevators that whoosh you upwards
  • The amazing Shard is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London
  • This Easter, join the hunt for Wally and friends – world’s highest search at top of The Shard!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Most people spend around 1 hour 30 minutes at the Shard

    Start time

    Opening times: Daily 9.00am to 10.00pm (last entry at 8.30pm).
    Duration: Most people spend around 1 hour 30 minutes at the Shard

    Meeting Point

    The View from the Shard is located at 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 3U. Guests should use the Joiner Street entrance which has a direct link from London Bridge Station (Jubilee and Northern Lines).

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Important note All tickets for the View from the Shard have an entry time. Slots are given every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 8.30pm. If you have a preferred visit time you need to provide this at the time of booking, otherwise a time will be allocated to you.

    You’ll love the latest marvelous addition to London’s skyline! Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 800 feet above one of the greatest cities on earth.

    High-speed elevators effortlessly whisk you to the Level 69, with its excellent viewing telescopes. You’ll enjoy unbelievable, unforgettable 40 mile views of London!

    At a height of 800ft (244m), The View from the Shard is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London and offers a premium visitor experience offering guests an unparalleled encounter with an incredible building surrounded by the creativity, history and culture of London.

    Enjoy the spectacular views of the capital from London's highest summer garden (open until 18th September, 2016).

    Itinerary

    The Shard is an iconic, landmark building designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano. Soaring to 1,016ft (310m), the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe and is now an important feature of London’s skyline.

    The view from the Shard is a breathtaking experience. You’ll reach the levels via high-speed elevators that build anticipation, excitement and exhilaration. On Level 69, London past, present and future is laid out before you and brought to life in multimedia displays and installations. You’ll especially enjoy the excellent viewing telescopes.

    On Level 72, you’ll have the most extreme experience as you’re exposed to the elements and sounds of the city beneath. You’ll also have the chance to look up to the shards of glass that form the top of the sculptural building as they disappear upwards further into the sky.

    You’ll exit via a small boutique on Level 68 prior to descending in the elevators back to the reception. There, you’ll have the opportunity to browse the main boutique as well as purchase a souvenir photograph.

    The entire experience is enjoyed at your leisure, queue and crowd free with no time restriction on your stay.

    Enjoy garden delights while taking in breathtaking views of the capital from the London's highest summer garden, which is open at the skydeck until 18th September, 2016. The garden has 1500 flowers, 1900 litres of soil and over 80 snails.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance to the Shard, Floors 68, 69 and 72

    Exclusions

    • Meals and beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Immediately on booking you will be emailed a receipt for your purchase. We will follow this up with your booking voucher within 48 hours of receiving your booking.

    Important note All tickets for the View from the Shard have an entry time. Slots are given every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 8.30pm. If you have a preferred visit time you need to provide this at the time of booking, otherwise a time will be allocated to you.

    We cannot guarantee your first choice of time but if you enter a time in the special requests field we will provide a time as close to that time as possible

    Admission to the View will only be valid on the date and time shown on the ticket. Visitors arriving before their allocated time will have to wait until the time stated on their ticket before being permitted entry. Any latecomers may have to wait until capacity is available for them to enter.

    All visitors will be subject to airport style search so please allow sufficient time for entry.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.All tickets are dated and timed, and pre-booked tickets ensure an unpressured, premium quality experience with no waiting and no queues
  • Reviews
    • good time...

      Gerard o shea
    • View from the Shard

      A well organized excursion, a worthwhile wxperi3nce...

      Richard A Lantry