Experience 360-degree views over London with a visit to The View from The Shard. At more than 1,000ft (300 metres) tall, The Shard in London Bridge is almost twice as high as any other building in the city.
Don't forget to book your tickets in advance so that you can visit The View from The Shard without having to queue, and admire London architectural landscape from one of its most emblematic buildings.
What is there to do at The View from The Shard?
The View from The Shard allows you to go inside The Shard building and look out over London from the viewing platforms on levels 68 and 69. You can also head up to the Skydeck on level 72 – an open-air platform offering spectacular views over London.
Top things to see from The View from The Shard include Tower Bridge, the twists and turns of the river Thames, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and St Paul's Cathedral. You can also book an all-inclusive experience in advance, which includes a glass of champagne and souvenir photos of your visit.
The Shard London offers an unrivalled dining experience with a fine selection of restaurants such as Aqua Shard serving seasonal British cuisine or Hutong Restaurant focusing on authentic flavours from the Sichuan region, all with stunning views of the city's magnificent skyline. You can also enjoy cocktails at Oblix or be tempted by Ting at Shangri La, a restaurant that combines Asian culture with modern cuisine.
What is The Shard?
The Shard was an ambitious project dreamt up by the late Irvine Sellar. A property developer who wanted to create an architecturally striking building where a vibrant community could thrive in the heart of London.
Architect, Renzo Piano, was the person who made such a dream a reality. Inspired by the spires of London's churches, Piano designed the vertical city so that the striking yet elegant building appears to emerge from the Thames, disappearing into the clouds above.
Today this office, retail, hotel, restaurant, apartment and public viewing space serves thousands of locals and visitors every day, becoming an iconic landmark in the London skyline.
Where is it?
The View from The Shard is part of The Shard building, located just outside London Bridge Station – the main entrance can be accessed on Joiner Street.
The closest stations are London Bridge Underground Station (Northern and Jubilee Lines) and London Bridge Railway Station (Southern and Southeastern trains).
How to get tickets
Tickets to The View from The Shard cost £28.00 per person. Admittance is free for children aged three and under.
You can book tickets with the attraction directly. Alternatively, The View from The Shard is amongst the attractions available to book with the London Pass*.
Prices and opening times
|Adult ticket||From £28.00 per ticket|
Opening times may vary. Check with the venue in advance.