London’s now famous icon, The Shard is an amazing landmark building placed on the London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the world.
The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 - a cloudscape above the world.
Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays.
For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.
Get your daily dose of thrills with anew exhilarating Virtual Reality Experiences at The View from the Shard.
Looking for something fast and furious? Feel your blood rush as you travel at a speed of 100mph on this 360-degree virtual reality journey through London’s skyline.
This is your chance to experience a record-breaking attraction - standing at 800ft above ground, The Slide is the highest virtual slide in the world!
*The Slideisnot included in the price of your general entry ticket. Virtual Reality tickets are available to buy on the day at the open-air Skydeck of The Shard for a fee of £10 per experience or alternatively please select our entry + Virtual Reality ticket options online to save £'s.
Please note there are some changes to opening times and ticket times during winter months as follows:
2018 changes toclosing times:
The View will be open daily to enable guests to experience the very different cityscapes of day and night. The entire experience is enjoyed at your leisure, queue and crowd free with no time restriction on your stay.
The Shard is located beside London Bridge Station in London Bridge Quarter - the heart of London; the Shard sits centrally between the West End, Westminster, the South Bank, the City and Canary Wharf.
To ensure visitors’ safety within The View you will be required to pass through an electronic body scan and will have any baggage or personal items scanned before entry. CCTV and other audio and visual recording may be undertaken for the safety and security of visitors and staff.
Certain items cannot be brought in to The View including large bags and rucksacks, generally over the size of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) or other large equipment. Although we have no cloakroom facility for bags, folded pushchairs can be left in the designated area in the booking hall for free but bags and coats cannot be left with them.
Open containers of food or drink cannot be brought into The View.
Please bring a form of identification with you that matches the name on the ticket as this may be checked before you enter.
Children aged up to 3 go FREE! Children aged 4 to 15 will need a valid child priced ticket. Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult aged sixteen or over.
In the unlikely event that you can't see at least three of the following landmarks - London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and One Canada Square - on the day of your visit, we will issue each member of your party with a ticket to return for free within three months. To claim your free return visit, speak to a staff member at the ticket desk on level 1.
The Brand new APP for The View form the Shard has been launched and is available to download from itunes, search The View from The Shard and download.
The app allows you to see different views, history on different buildings, create your own postcard and explore the views.
Ticket Date:Open Year Round daily excluding 25 & 31 December.
Inclusions: THIS TICKET INCLUDES ENTRY + A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE PER ADULT. CHILDREN RECEIVE ENTRY ONLY.
Opening Times: 25 October - 21 March: Sunday to Wednesday 10am - 7pm (last entry 6pm) Thursday to Saturday 10am - 10pm (last entry 9pm). 26 March - 28 October: Open daily 10am - 10pm (last entry 9:00pm). Except for Saturdays where closing time is 9.15pm with last entry at 8pm. Opening times do vary on occasion depending on the events that are taking place so please do check the website before you visit.
Duration: There is no time restriction on your stay at The Shard - enjoy the experience at your leisure!
Address: Entrance is on Joiner Street. Follow signs to The Shard Viewing Gallery, Joiner Street, London, SE1. Nearest Tube Station: London Bridge.