The View from The Shard  

 
 
ADDRESS
, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 9SG
 
 
CONTACT
theviewfromtheshard.com
 
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The View from The Shard The View from The ShardAt 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 attractionEntrance and Level One: From the entrance at Joiner Street, guests begin their exploration of the UK's capital. Over 140 famous Londoners in playful juxtapositions.Around the gallery, animated maps and video screens set the historic 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.Soaring SkywardsIn 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

 

Highlights

 

  • London's newest and most eagerly awaited attraction
  • The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m)
  • Twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, offers a 360 degree, 40mile view
  • No need to select a time of visit. Fully flexible tickets for the date you select
  • The entire experience is enjoyed at your leisure with no time restriction on your stay
  • Avoid waiting in the queues with fast-track entry

Schedule

 

Days of Operation:

April - October

  • Open 10am -10pm (last entry 8:30pm) Sunday to Thursday
  • Open 10am -11pm (last entry 9:30pm) Friday and Saturday.
November - March

  • Open 10am - 7pm Sunday - Wednesday(last entry 5:30pm)
  • Open 10am - 10pm Thursday - Saturday

Early Closures:

  • 10th May 2017: Last entry 4:00pm to 4:30pm - Viewing Gallery to be cleared before 5:15pm

Additional Information

 

What's Included in the tour


  • Entrance to View from The Shard
  • Audio Guides in 11 Languages

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Gratuities
Please Note:
  • Your fully flexible ticket means that you do not need to advise a time for your visit, you are free to visit at any time on the date you have selected. At very busy times, you may encounter a short wait before entering.
  • Free amendments
Venue Information:
The View from The Shard, Joiner Street, London Bridge, London, SE1
Nearest Underground and Train Station: London Bridge

Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.

The View from The Shard images

The View from The Shard  The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group  

   
The View from The Shard - The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group

The View from The Shard The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group 


Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowsfields NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Shard LightsShard LightsShard LightsShining like a beacon over London, the tallest building in town puts on a festive light show throughout December as the top 20 storeys of The Shard are lit up, illuminating the city's skyline. With a very special theme, unveiled on the first night, Shard Lights makes us look up and enjoy the night sky, illuminated from dusk until early morning with2017-12-13T00:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th to 31st December 2017
VENUE  The Shard 
Shining like a beacon over London, the tallest building in town puts on a festive light show throughout December as the top 20 storeys of The Shard are lit up, illuminating the city's skyline. With a very special theme, unveiled on the first night, Shard Lights makes us look up and enjoy the night sky, illuminated from dusk until early morning with... More about this event
 
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Now On

event > Foodie Events
PRICING  Cocktails £11.50-£15.50 plus admission to The View from The Shard
DATES  27th November to 31st December 2017
VENUE  The Shard 
Are you a motivator, an influencer or an experimenter? How you answer affects which whisky you get. Fill out the app, find out your personality type and discover which Glenfiddich cocktail is best suited to you. Then sip while enjoying the best views of the city, 800 feet up. Six cocktails have been created for The View from The Shard, each made wi... More about this event
 
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PRICING  £24.95, child/disabled £18.95, NUS £19.95, disabled carer/under 3s Free, Oct 21-31, Nov 1-3, Dec 20-31, Jan 1-6 £24.95, maximum of two children per paying adult Free, children must be accompanied by a paying adult
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VENUE  The Shard 
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in Western Europe. Lifts transport members of the public from the ground to levels 68 to 72 where visitors are greeted at the entrance by pictures of over 140 famous Londoners - including The Duke and Duchess of Cambrid... More about this event
 
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