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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. Complement your experience with a glass of champagne (upgrade required).


  • 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
  • Upgrade to include a glass of Champagne

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What You Can Expect

The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne

The View of The Shard

Rise above the bustle of central London on this visit to the ‘The View’ – the exhilarating observation deck on the highest floors of the Shard. Designed by esteemed architect Renzo Piano in the early 2000s, this record-breaking glass skyscraper gives a contemporary edge to the London skyline, and offers visitors unencumbered views of every city district. 

To begin your visit, make your way to the Shard in the hip London Bridge Quarter near Borough Market. Show your pre-purchased ticket and jump the queue to the next viewing time. Then climb aboard the high-speed elevator, which will whisk you to ‘The View,’ located on floors 68, 69 and 72. 

From your lofty vantage point, enjoy unique views of the capital including main attractions like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral. Quietly soak up the grandeur of the city, or step up to an Interactive telescope to hear background information on the major sites and learn some of the city’s fascinating history. For the more adventurous visitor, head to level 72 – the Shard’s open-air viewing platform – for sweeping panoramic views of London. Before heading back into the city, perhaps toast your trip to the highest point in Western Europe with a glass of champagne (available with upgrade).

Customer Reviews

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The problem with pre booking is that you can't guarantee the weather but I wouldn't be put off by this as we visited on a cloudy day and the whole experience was outstanding. The loos with a view were amazing too !

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic trip - The Shard is the best tall building I have been up - tops Melbourne, Paris and New York!
We were lucky that there were no queues and we had a lovely sunny day so the views were amazing.
Champagne was tasty too! Staff were friendly.
The only issue I had was trying to book a slot as was indicated in our e mail and on the ticket. It stated that we should call the Shard but they said they did not book 3rd parties and referred us back to Viator. Viator did sort me out but only after holding on for 35 mins for an operator.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent. Go 30 minutes before sunset to appreciate the lights and watch the moon rise over Tower Bridge, if you're lucky like we were. Very professionally run, polite, efficient staff. The gift shop is good too.

Christine J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was fabulous, and booking with Viator saved us money. The champagne was delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best rate I have found online, we had a great time. Thank you Viator!

Anita R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Joshua B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I could only go on an overcast day. It was still an amazing building to see.

Yakir T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Cool and informative

Ernest N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I've been on this tour three times and always enjoy being able to view the London area

Catherine M L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We went to a special line and got our tickets. We then went upstairs, had our champagne, and had a marvelous time.

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