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The View from The Shard Tickets in London

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  • Admire the sprawling metropolis of London from the 72nd floor of one of the city's most iconic landmarks, enjoying 360-degree panoramic views.
  • Get an interactive indoor experience on levels 68 and 69, spotting London's landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Wembley Stadium.
  • In a high-speed elevator, reach the outdoor viewing platform on level 72, the Skydeck, and experience Western Europe's highest viewing platform.
  • Get to see trains going through London Bridge station, hear the city's ambient sounds, and weather the London breeze under the partially open deck.
  • Capture memories from your visit to The Shard with a digital photo package of 4 photos included in this ticket, the best keepsake from your trip!
  • Admire the sprawling metropolis of London from the 72nd floor of one of the city's most iconic landmarks, enjoying 360-degree panoramic views.
  • Get an interactive indoor experience on levels 68 and 69, spotting London's landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Wembley Stadium.
  • In a high-speed elevator, reach the outdoor viewing platform on level 72, the Skydeck, and experience Western Europe's highest viewing platform.
  • Get to see trains going through London Bridge station, hear the city's ambient sounds, and weather the London breeze under the partially open deck.
  • Capture memories from your visit to The Shard with a digital photo package of 4 photos included in this ticket, the best keepsake from your trip!

Inclusions

  • Entry to The Shard
  • Expert London guide
  • Entry to the indoor viewing platforms 68 & 69
  • Entry to the outdoor viewing platform 72
  • Digital photo package (4 photos)
  • Tip: Try to spot the iconic red London buses or black cabs from up high.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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The View from The Shard Tickets with Champagne

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  • Pop the cork in style! Celebrate a special occasion or elevate your London trip with a glass of bubbly while taking in views from The Shard.
  • Ascend swiftly to London’s pinnacle in just 60 seconds with high-speed lifts to Level 68 at The Shard.
  • Revel in 360-degree vistas spanning 40 miles from Level 69 & open-air sky deck on Level 7—a sight to savor over champagne.
  • Upon arrival, capture a photo with a green screen. The background will be swapped for a city view and will be included in your digital photobook with 4 photos.
  • Pop the cork in style! Celebrate a special occasion or elevate your London trip with a glass of bubbly while taking in views from The Shard.
  • Ascend swiftly to London’s pinnacle in just 60 seconds with high-speed lifts to Level 68 at The Shard.
  • Revel in 360-degree vistas spanning 40 miles from Level 69 & open-air sky deck on Level 7—a sight to savor over champagne.
  • Upon arrival, capture a photo with a green screen. The background will be swapped for a city view and will be included in your digital photobook with 4 photos.

Inclusions

  • Entry to The Shard
  • 1 glass of champagne or a non-alcoholic drink

Access to:

  • Indoor viewing platforms 68 & 69
  • Outdoor viewing platform 72
  • 4 digital photos
  • London experts
  • Tip: Extend the celebration with a visit to the Gong Bar on the 52nd floor and enjoy bespoke cocktails celebrating the past ten years of London and the UK's history.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 years.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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London: Westminster & The London Bridge Small Group Guided Walking Tour with Entry Tickets to The Shard

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5 hr.
  • See the best of London seamlessly with this well-curated, intimate tour, covering Westminster, and London Bridge areas with entry to the Shard.
  • With a fun local guide, start your walking tour around Westminster where you'll come across Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Downtown Street among the 30 sights.
  • Try to book a time wherein you can witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace as it is something to witness.
  • Proceed to the London Bridge area to see more popular sites of London like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Shard, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.
  • Your ticket includes entry to the Shard so take that elevator ride up and get a 360-degree view of the city.
  • Westminster Area itinerary:
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Big Ben
  • Downing Street
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Whitehall
  • Houses of Parliament
  • London Eye
  • London Bridge Area itinerary:
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Tate Modern Art Museum
  • London Bridge
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • The Shard (Tallest skyscraper in the EU)
  • HMS Belfast (WW2 Battleship)
  • Square Mile
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • See the best of London seamlessly with this well-curated, intimate tour, covering Westminster, and London Bridge areas with entry to the Shard.
  • With a fun local guide, start your walking tour around Westminster where you'll come across Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Downtown Street among the 30 sights.
  • Try to book a time wherein you can witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace as it is something to witness.
  • Proceed to the London Bridge area to see more popular sites of London like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Shard, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.
  • Your ticket includes entry to the Shard so take that elevator ride up and get a 360-degree view of the city.
  • Westminster Area itinerary:
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Big Ben
  • Downing Street
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Whitehall
  • Houses of Parliament
  • London Eye
  • London Bridge Area itinerary:
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Tate Modern Art Museum
  • London Bridge
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • The Shard (Tallest skyscraper in the EU)
  • HMS Belfast (WW2 Battleship)
  • Square Mile
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London

Inclusions

  • 5-hour walking tour of Westminster & London Bridge areas
  • 30 + top sights of London
  • Expert local guide
  • Entry ticket to the Shard
  • Small group (10-15 guests per group)
  • Tip: If you'd like a little entertainment then do check out the Silent Disco that the Shard hosts every Saturday and jam to music with city views as the backdrop.
  • The tour is 5 hours in duration where you cover 30 attractions around Westminster and London Bridge areas, before proceeding to the Shard.
  • For Changing of the Guard, select 10am start time on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays, or any available day in June & July.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Shard | The tallest building in Western Europe

The Shard is a renowned 95-story skyscraper designed by architect Renzo Piano. Standing at 1016 feet, it is the tallest building in the UK. Completed in 2012, The Shard features a mix of office spaces, restaurants, a hotel, and residential apartments. Its viewing platform, The View from The Shard, offers panoramic views of London, making it a prominent landmark and tourist attraction.

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Why visit the Shard?

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  • Unparalleled Views of London: At a height of 1,016 feet, The Shard provides panoramic views of London. You will get a bird's eye view of iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and the River Thames.
  • Dining and Drinking Experiences: The Shard boasts several upscale restaurants and bars, including Aqua Shard, Hutong, and Oblix. These venues offer fine dining and cocktails, all complemented by breathtaking city views.
  • Romantic Destination: Ideal for romantic occasions, The Shard is a favorite for proposals and first dates. The attraction offers a "Proposal Package," which includes a private area, flowers, champagne, and a photographer to capture the special moment.
  • Architectural Marvel: Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed The Shard, an architectural masterpiece whose unique, glass-clad design has established it as a legendary landmark in the London skyline.
  • Interactive Exhibits: The Shard's observation decks feature interactive exhibits and telescopes. These allow you to explore the city in detail, enhancing your experience with insights into London's history and landmarks.

Which of The Shard tickets is best for you?

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If you are on a budget

Go for: Standard tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Yes

  • Standard tickets are an incredible pick if you want to make the most out of your visit to The Shard while on a tight budget.
  • These tickets offer you entry to The Shard. Along with it, you also gain access to the indoor viewing platforms 68 and 69 and the outdoor viewing platform 72. Four digital photos are also part of the ticket, so you can save your happy memories forever!
  • The tickets also include an expert guide who will fill you in on all the exciting details about the attraction and all the iconic landmarks you view from the top.

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If you want to explore London

Go for: Walking tour

Duration: 5 hours

Guide: Yes

  • For someone who has a constant thirst of exploring the nitty-gritty of the city they're visiting, a walking tour with an expert guide is the most ideal option.
  • With walking tour tickets in your hand, you get a chance to see the best of London, with a small, enthusiastic group of 10-15 people. The tour generally starts from either Westminster Abbey or London Bridge and covers over 30 sights, including the Downtown Street, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and so many more!
  • Your walking tour will eventually proceed to The Shard, and these tickets include seamless entry to the attraction as well.

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Highlights of The Shard

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The View from The Shard

The Shard's observation decks on floors 68, 69, and 72 offer unobstructed panoramic views of London's iconic skyline. On clear days, you can see up to 40 miles, encompassing landmarks like the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and the River Thames. The tapered design and angled glass facades reflect the sky, creating a dynamic visual experience. It's truly a one-of-a-kind experience and you simply cannot miss it!

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Cool telescopes and exhibits

The observation decks at The View from The Shard feature "Tell:scopes," advanced digital telescopes which enable you to zoom in on over 200 landmarks and access detailed information through interactive touch screens. These telescopes provide real-time city exploration in 10 languages, offering day and night views. Exhibits like "Cloudscape" on floor 68 also showcase cloud formations, providing insights into the city's weather and climate change impact.

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Exceptional dining options

The Shard is celebrated for its world-class dining options, offering fine dining experiences to suit various tastes. Let's look at some of its notable outlets! Aqua Shard, located on level 31, is a contemporary British restaurant renowned for its innovative Peter Pan Afternoon Tea, featuring delightful treats inspired by the beloved tale. Perched on the 52nd floor, GŎNG is a cocktail bar known for its dramatic city views, perfect for sundowners and late-night drinks.

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The Shard skydeck

The partially open-air observation deck on floor 72 of The Shard offers an exhilarating experience. As the highest public viewing level in the building, it provides an unparalleled perspective of London's skyline. You can stand at the edge and feel the wind, rain, or sunshine while securely enclosed within the iconic glass shards that define The Shard's architecture. This sensory experience is as thrilling as it is safe, thus giving you a memory of a lifetime without any fearful jitters.

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Virtual Reality Experience

The observation deck atop London's iconic Shard building offers an adrenaline-filled VR experience called "The Slide." This unique attraction simulates a high-speed ride around and down the exterior of The Shard. You sit on a specially designed motion platform seat that moves in sync with the VR content, creating an immersive adventure. Advanced drone technology captures 360-degree images, combined with a CG model of The Shard and a transparent virtual slide, resulting in a photo-realistic environment.

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Architectural beauty

The Shard is a modern architectural marvel designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. Inspired by the spires of London churches and the masts of tall ships depicted by Canaletto, Piano envisioned a spire-like sculpture rising from the River Thames. The structure features eight sloping glass facades, providing a fragmented, reflective surface that changes with the sky. At 309.6 meters, it is the tallest building in the UK, housing offices, restaurants, the Shangri-La Hotel, residential apartments, and a public viewing gallery.

Plan your visit to The Shard

Timings
Getting there
Facilities
Accessibility
Tips and Guidelines
Dine
Stay
Nearby
Timings - The Shard Tickets

Opening times: 10am to 10pm everyday

Note: The timings may vary on some days due to specific events.

Closed: 24 to 26 December

Best time to visit: The best time to visit The Shard is at dusk. During this time, you can enjoy three different views of London-daytime, sunset, and nighttime, simultaneously. So, plan your visit to The Shard between 4pm and 6pm for a truly magical experience. 

Address: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom.

Find on maps. 

  • By tube: Jubilee or Northern lines
    Nearest stop: Bank and Moorgate Stations or Canary Wharf Station
  • By bus: 43, 48, 141, 149, 521
    Nearest stop: London Bridge station
  • By train: Central Line or Docklands Light
    Nearest stop: London Bridge
  • By river bus: River bus from Thames
    Nearest stop: London Bridge City Pier 
  • By car: 30.1 km from London Heathrow
    Car parking: NCP London Bridge, Tower Bridge Parking, and Q-Park Tower Bridge
Facilities - The Shard Tickets
  • There are seven restaurants on The Shard's premises.
  • Three viewing platforms on different levels of the building from where you can enjoy unparalleled city views.
  • Wheelchairs are available for rent.
  • A helpful staff trained in first aid can help you if required.
  • Toilets are available on-site.
  • There are hand-gel stations throughout the building.
Accessibility - The Shard Tickets
  • Access to the top viewing platforms is facilitated by wheelchair-accessible lifts that operate seamlessly from street level.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets are conveniently located at both Level 1 (Booking Hall) and Level 68, famously known as the "loo with a view."
  • Carers qualify for a complimentary ticket upon presenting valid documentary proof of disability.
  • The Shard ensures full wheelchair accessibility across all lifts, doors, and floors, including the indoor and outdoor viewing platforms on Floors 69 and 72.
  • Attentive staff members are readily available to assist wheelchair users throughout their visit.
  • Foldable chairs can be requested for visitors needing seating on the viewing platforms to enhance comfort and enjoyment.
Tips and Guidelines - The Shard Tickets
  • Book your tickets for the Shard in advance since it is a popular attraction. 
  • Plan your visit to the Shard between 4pm and 6pm for a truly magical experience. 
  • The observation deck at the Shard is located on the 72nd floor. 
  • Apart from guide dogs and hearing dogs, no other pets are allowed at The Shard. 
  • Carry a light sweater with you since the British weather is unpredictable and it does get a bit chilly at the observation deck of The Shard. 
Dine - The Shard Tickets

You can choose from many dining options inside The Shard. Some popular eateries at the attraction are: 

  • Aqua Shard: Located on level 31, Aqua Shard offers a contemporary British menu with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant features a stylish and sophisticated ambiance, and its floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of London.
  • Oblix: Situated on the 32nd floor, Oblix is a New York-style grill and rotisserie, offering a menu inspired by the best of European and British dishes. Guests can enjoy both the restaurant and lounge areas with panoramic views of the city.
  • Hutong: Found on level 33, Hutong specializes in Northern Chinese cuisine, combining traditional flavors with modern presentations. The restaurant's decor and menu are inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Northern China, and its large windows offer breathtaking views.
Stay - The Shard Tickets

Budget: St. Christopher’s Inn London Bridge (550 m), The Rose & Crown (800 m), Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge (2.9 km). 

Mid-range: Novotel London Tower Bridge (700 m), Mercure London Bridge (950 m), DoubleTree by Hilton (2.6 km). 

Luxury: The Ned London (1.5 km), Shangri-La The Shard (1.9 km), Four Seasons Hotel (2.5 km). 

Nearby - The Shard Tickets

London Bridge (0.48 km): A historic crossing over the River Thames in London, known for its modern architecture and scenic views of the city's skyline.

The Clink Prison Museum (0.64 km): Explore the dark history of London's oldest prison, showcasing medieval artifacts and stories of crime and punishment.

Millenium Bridge (0.96 km): An iconic pedestrian bridge linking St. Paul's Cathedral with Tate Modern, offering stunning views of the Thames and London's skyline.

Beyond The Shard

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Borough Market

Located 450 m from The Shard, the Borough Market is one of the most famous markets in London. Borough Market is a great place to explore diverse culinary offerings, fresh produce, and artisanal goods.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Shard tickets

How much is a ticket to The Shard?

A ticket to The Shard will cost you around £32.51.  

How to book tickets to The Shard?

You can book your tickets for the Shard online or purchase them directly at the attraction. It is advisable to book tickets online since it helps save time and money.

What is the cancelation policy for The Shard tickets?

Depending on the ticket you purchase, you can cancel The Shard tickets 24 hours prior to the commencement of the experience.

How long does it take to complete a tour of The Shard?

A visit to the Shard can easily take you 2-3 hours. 

How many storeys does The Shard have?

The Shard is 95 storeys tall, but the last habitable level is the 72nd one.

How far can I see from the top of The Shard?

On a clear day, you can see around 40 miles.

How many people can The Shard welcome at a time?

The building can accommodate just about 9,500 people at a time.