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Rates valid until March 31, 2019
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
What is included in the tour
- The View from the Shard Entrance Ticket
- Audio Guides in 11 Languages
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Pick up and drop off service from Hotel
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge.
- Access to The Shard in London
- Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of England’s capital from the tallest building in Western Europe
- Admire London sites including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin and the London Eye like you've never seen them before!
- Snap unbeatable photos from ‘The View,’ the highest floors of The Shard
- Enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes
Days of Operation:
April - October
- Open 10 am -10 pm (last entry 8:30 pm) Sunday to Thursday
- Open 10 am -11 pm (last entry 9:30 pm) Friday and Saturday
November - March
- Open 10 am - 7 pm (last entry 5:30 pm) Sunday to Wednesday
- Open 10 am - 10 pm (last entry 8:30 pm) Thursday to Saturday
The View from The Shard
At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m), a 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view reveals London's past, present and future, brought to life with multimedia displays.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE ATTRACTION
Entrance and Level One:
From the entrance at Joiner Street, guests begin their exploration of the UK’s capital. Around the gallery, animated maps and video screens set the historical context of The Shard’s London Bridge location – the oldest crossing point over the Thames - around which the city has expanded. Guests also have the opportunity to have their picture taken in front of ‘green screens’ capturing them in front of the perfect view over London. Prepare to travel skywards towards the view.
In total, guests travel in four separate lifts up and down to the viewing galleries. The lifts travel at six meters per second, making the total lift journey time from Level 1 to level 68 around 60 seconds.
Transfer Zone (Level 33):
Guests transfer lifts at Level 33 through an all-enveloping graffiti word map of London.
The Cloudscape (Level 68):
Guests depart the lifts at level 68. Here the view is obscured with playful cloudscapes and the names of different cloud formations that guests might see from the viewing decks on Levels 69 and 72. Each cloud has an indication of what weather might be following its appearance.
The indoor viewing galleries and Tell: Scopes (Level 69):
Level 69 is the triple-height, light-filled, main viewing gallery where breath-taking, 360-degree views for up to 40 miles (64km) over the capital are revealed. The city of London is brought to life on 12, free to use, ‘Tell: scopes’ – ultra high-tech digital telescopes that are being used in Europe for the first time. The Tell: scopes enable guests to explore the city around them in real time, as well as offering alternative (pre-recorded) day and night-time views. Fully interactive, they are able to identify over 200 famous landmarks and places of significant interest and offer information about them in 10 languages.
Partially outdoor viewing gallery (Level 72):
For the most profound experience, guests can go higher to the viewing gallery at Level 72 (800ft/244m). Here, at the very highest public level of the building, partially open-air and exposed to the elements, guests are surrounded by the giant shards of glass that form the top of The Shard and can fully experience the sounds and atmosphere of the city below. Looking up guests can see the very pinnacle of the shard (see above).From 2nd June until 18th September why not relax in The View from The Shard’s Summer Garden. It’s the highest garden in London.
Descent and exit:
Guests descend on multimedia-enhanced lifts that reflect the trip back down to earth. The sky recedes, the seasons change, and the hustle and bustle of the streets of London come into focus. Visitors arrive back in the ground floor gallery and an extensive gift shop.