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  • Address: 32 London Bridge Street, London, England SE1
  • Hours: April–Oct: daily 10am–10pm; Nov–March: Sun–Wed 10am–7pm, Thurs–Sat 10am–10pm
  • Admission: Adult £25.95, Child £19.95

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The London Shard

Piercing the London sky like a gigantic shard of glass, the London Shard is every bit as spectacular as it sounds. An architectural masterpiece designed by Renzo Piano, the 1,016-foot-high (309.6-meter-high) structure features a shimmering façade made from some 11,000 panes of glass, and ranks as the tallest building in Western Europe. 

For most visitors, the star attraction is The View from The Shard, a multi-story observatory located on floors 68, 69 and 72 and reached by high-speed lifts. At 800 feet (244 meters) up, the observation deck is twice as high as any other London viewpoint, with the 360-degree panoramic views stretching up to 40 miles (64 km) on a clear day. Aided by interactive maps, travelers can spot the Tower of London, Big Ben, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace and perhaps even the distant Windsor Castle from The View. In fact, the only thing you really can't see is The Shard itself—for the best exterior views, take a ride on the London Eye, a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames or soar overhead in a helicopter.

Insider's Tip: For the ultimate experience, a day and night multi-entry ticket allows travelers to see London from above by day and then return after dark to see the city all lit up.

Practical Info

The Shard is located in Southwark in central London, a short stroll from the London Bridge and Borough Market. The closest tube station is London Bridge, served by the Jubilee and Northern lines. The View from The Shard is open daily from 10am to 10pm from April to October. The rest of the year (from November to March), the site is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 7pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm.

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The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne, London, null
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The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne

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Nab your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and experience one of the finest views that London has to offer. This incredible architectural wonder will take ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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From USD $32.83
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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard, London, Attraction Tickets
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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard

Enjoy two of London’s top activities in one day with this Thames River cruise including The View from The Shard. Choose a sightseeing cruise lasting from 30 ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $56.55
The View from The Shard Dual Entry Day and Night Experience Tickets, London, Day Cruises
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The View from The Shard Dual Entry Day and Night Experience Tickets

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Experience two unique 360 degree views of the London skyline from the tallest building in Western Europe with a dual entry Day and Night Experience ticket. See ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

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London Full Day Tour, London, Attraction Tickets
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London Full Day Tour

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You will see London's most iconic landmarks from the exterior: Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral the Tower of London and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $347.88
London Attraction Pass Including St Paul's Cathedral, The View from The Shard and Thames River ... 
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London Attraction Pass Including St Paul's Cathedral, The View from The Shard and Thames River Cruise

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See London and beyond with a London Flexi Attractions Pass. Choose to visit three, five, seven or 10 attractions, and gain cash- and voucher-free entry to some ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day, London, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

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Put together your perfect day in London, and see the sights that you want to see on this half- or full-day tour with a private local guide. Customized ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise, London, Custom Private Tours
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River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

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Wind up your day in the best possible way on a sunset River Thames boat cruise! Lasting two hours, this London sightseeing cruise passes all the top London ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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London Heathrow Stopover - Personalized Half-Day London Tour, London, Sunset Cruises
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London Heathrow Stopover - Personalized Half-Day London Tour

This specially designed tour for London is ideal if you have a long Heathrow stopover. Your chauffeur will pick you up from any London Heathrow Terminal and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Photography Tour: Southwark Cathedral to St Paul's, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Photography Tour: Southwark Cathedral to St Paul's

Photograph London with an expert photographer during a private London photography Tour. Learn how to capture the best compositions with a professional ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London, London, Photography Tours
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Small Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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Discover ancient ale houses and literary drinking dens on a 3-hour afternoon pub tour of London. Centered on the area in and around the City of London, the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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