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The View from The Shard

Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe and London's newest landmark. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, it offers visitors spectacular 360...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Joiner Street, London SE1, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I had done the London Eye previously so I was not sure if it was worth going the Shard. But once I had arrived at the top and saw the fantastic views I instantly changed my mind! It's much higher up than the London Eye...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Had to visit such a landmark, not cheap, at least you get an alcoholic cocktail with the entry fee. Lovely views from the top on a clear summer's day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RichardLoh2000
Reviewed yesterday

Bought tickets online for half price, so it cost £16 each which was good value. We visited on a Saturday in January, arriving at the queue 10 minutes before our booked slot and timed it just right! There were two queues, neither of which were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicola_E_3
Reviewed yesterday

I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner at the Shad and the view of London bought tears to my eyes. It was like being on the very pinacle of the city and stunning to see the changing colours of the sky and all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited at lunch time on a Monday. The venue wasn’t crowded. The airport style X-ray security check was relatively quick and easy. The views from all observation levels were truly superb. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like. For a novel experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just ok not very satisfying. Nice views but you pay a lot which detracts from the overall experience. At least it was not so crowded when we went. Worth booking online 5 days in advance to save 50% in January.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VSM09
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst view across city was great the whole experience was disappointing to say least. The security staff in particular were very rude and aggressive in their approach to customer service. Not the best welcome for any tourist. This tainted whole visit. Time slots mean nothing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I Did this trip with a champagne reception we had to visits One during the day the other in the evening well worth the trip good value a great time to be had by all

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank refetee1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance was quick we waited around 5 minutes (including elevator) you do have to change elevators half way up but the ride is very quick! there are two floors you can view from, we visited at night it was fairly busy but not over crowded....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helenf2_x
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't normally do heights comfortably but this was one of the better experiences. Fortunately the weather was bright and the views from floor 69 were stunning. Floor 72 - more open to the elements, was even better. We found it easy to navigate the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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2 January 2019|
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Response from Philip L | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the Sky Garden, It is free, for everyone. The view is just as good, maybe not quite so high.
30 December 2018|
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Response from Annfest | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you like and what you're looking for. I was travelling on my own when I went and got a great feeling of "me against the world" up there. Actually, there were a few couples, families and groups of friends... More
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26 November 2018|
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Response from NICO2018a | Reviewed this property |
Not boring best sight in London other than the London Eye x