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  • Address: 32 London Bridge Street
  • 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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 206 Reviews

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
Duration: Varies

From USD $34.62
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River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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.)

From USD $38.69
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Helicopter Flight in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Fly through the skies of London on a 12-minute or 18-minute helicopter flight, and take in aerial views of the capital’s best-known sights! Follow the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $200.12
London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise with Optional Reserved Window Table and Champagne, London, ... 
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London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise with Optional Reserved Window Table and Champagne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea as you sail by London’s world-famous sights on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise along the Thames River. Board your ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.69
The View from the Shard with Thames River Cruise, London, Day Cruises
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The View from the Shard with Thames River Cruise

Make the most of your day in London with a combined ticket for two of the city’s most popular attractions: entrance to The View from the Shard and a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.63
The Spirit of London Tour Including The Tower of London and The View from The Shard, London, Day ... 
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The Spirit of London Tour Including The Tower of London and The View from The Shard

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a comprehensive panoramic tour of London and visit one of the most famous monuments from the old to the very new. The tour includes entry to the Tower of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.42
The View from The Shard Multi Entry Day and Night Ticket, London, Day Trips
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The View from The Shard Multi Entry Day and Night Ticket

Experience two unique 360 degree views of London from the tallest building in Western Europe with a dual entry Day and Night tickets. Your first visit can ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $47.96
London Helicopter Tour Including High-Speed Boat Cruise on The River Thames, London, Attraction ... 
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London Helicopter Tour Including High-Speed Boat Cruise on The River Thames

Experience a thrilling speedboat ride up the River Thames combined with an iconic helicopter flight over the city.  There is no better way to see it all, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $446.93

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