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The View from The Shard

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Opened in 2013, the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, standing tall at 1016 ft. From here, you can catch a bird's eye view of the stunning city of London. Located right at the heart of this sprawling city, the Shard is one of London's premier landmarks, and provides gorgeous panoramic views of the city.

Highlights

  • See London from the 72nd floor of Western Europe's tallest building
  • Learn about the history of London with visual and interactive exhibits
  • Check out other popular tourist hot spots such as Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral from the Shard
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Why You Shouldn't Miss This

Standing tall at 310 metres, the Shard is London's highest observation deck. The views from here are breathtaking. You can look at the bustling city beneath you, the Thames winding through, and (if you plan it right) the sun setting over the city. One of the most famous landmarks in the city, the Shard features numerous shops and dining options as well. Once you are in, you can spend as long as you'd like looking out to the sprawling city as far as the naked eye can see. Additionally, a multi-sensory experience takes you through a millennium of the city's history. This chance to get a bird's eye view of England's capital is an experience you cannot compare to any other.

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Your Experience

When booking your tickets, choose the time and date of your choice. You experience begins at the time you've selected. Your tickets give you access to levels 68, 69, and 72. Once inside, you will have to take the lift up to the 68th level. The lift covers 6 metres in a second, so it will take you about a minute to reach the level. As you ride up, you will see stunning visuals on the lift, and facts about the city of London. You can walk around floors 68 and 69, and then make your way to the open air deck at level 72, where two panels of the building taper together. With no time limit in the attraction, you are free to explore for as long as you'd like. Once at the deck, you can look out to the city of London. Be sure to check for the London Eye, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Talkie). You can also use digital telescopes with touchscreens to zoom in on these attractions and learn more about them, along with what they look like at different times of the day. On level 72, you can also buy yourself a glass of bubbly champagne to enjoy as you behold a sight of unimaginable beauty.

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Exclusions

  • Glass of champagne
  • Pickup and drop off
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Know Before You Go

Timings

  • The opening times of the Shard are as follows:
    25 March 2018 - 28 October 2018: Daily 10 AM - 10 PM. Last entry at 9 PM.
    29 October 2018 - 24 March 2018: Monday - Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 10 AM - 10 PM, Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM. Last entry one hour before closing.

Accessibility

The View from the Shard is fully accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled/refunded once the booking has been confirmed.

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Ismael Wagner
Ismael
Reviewed in May, 2018

An observatory but much better than London Eye which is quite mainstream. You're going to see the city like a small, 3D map and will love it!

Preston Mendez
Preston
Reviewed in April, 2018

The Shard has brilliant views but it isn't necessary to see them. You could instead visit the London Eye and enjoy it as a much more well known tourist destination.

Mae Brady
Mae
Reviewed in April, 2018

It's a great idea to go here when the sun is setting into the horizon, you'd have some killer views for yourself.

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You will receive an e-mail confirmation shortly. You must carry a printed copy of the tickets to the venue along with a valid photo ID.

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Please note that your ticket is only valid for the date and time selected while purchasing.

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Where?

The Shard, Railway Approach, London

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