The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard entry tickets and money saving deals

The Shard - London
Ride to the top for the View from The Shard

The Shard isn’t only the tallest building in London, it’s the tallest in the whole of Western Europe. So essentially the proposition is a very simple one.

Ride a fast lift to the top floors (69 to 72) and take in breathtaking 360-degree views of England’s capital that stretches to 40 miles (64km) on a clear day.

The viewing gallery for The View from The Shard opened in February 2013 and is now an award winning top London attraction.

At The Shard you can learn about London’s history through multimedia displays and exhibits, or simply sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar.

Venture outside onto Western Europe’s highest viewing platform and see London as you've never seen it before.

BOOK TICKETS   What you'll see   Opening times & location   About Shard tickets   Shard combination deals   Shard with an attraction pass/promotion  

View from the Shard, London


The Shard, London

The tallest skyscraper in Western Europe

• General admission tickets to The View from The Shard • Valid one day • Reserve now & pay later • Free cancellation

The Shard - what will you see?

The viewing gallery and observation deck on the 72nd floor is the highest habitable floor of the 82 floors built. If you were wondering, the rest of the building consists of office space, (the City of London financial area is close by) award-winning restaurants, a 5-star hotel and exclusive residences.

Your ticket will give you access to indoor viewing platforms on levels 68 and 69 as well as Access to the open-air Skydeck on level 72.

The location is very near London Bridge Station and Borough Market. The other main attraction offering views is of course the London Eye, quite a long way to the west of The Shard - so two very different views as well as experiences.

Famous sites close to The Shard include Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, St Paul's Cathedral and of course further away the London Eye itself.

On entering the building high-speed lifts whisk you to 'The View,' located at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72. Here, you take in unobstructed views of London's best sites.

Interactive telescopes in 11 languages enable you to get background information on what you are seeing, as well as get an understanding of London's past, present and future like you’ve never experienced them before.

Level 72, where the top of the building opens to the sky, offers you unbeatable 360-degree views.

The View from The Shard - opening times and location

Inside The Shard, London
Inside The Shard

The Shard opening times

The View from The Shard is open to visitors on selected days of the week (currently closed on Monday and Tuesday). Opening dates and times do vary, with earlier opening times and closing times in winter and later opening and closing times in Summer. So please do check when booking your tickets.


Location of The Shard

The Shard is located on the south bank of the river close to London Bridge Railway and Underground Station. Close by is Borough Market a very popular food market and within walking distance major attractions include The Monument, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.


Nearest Underground station

London Bridge Underground Station (Northern and Jubilee Lines) is adjacent to London Bridge Station, which is also a major Railway Station with services.


Hop-on, hop-off buses

All of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses stop in the vicinity of London Bridge and The Shard.

About The View from The Shard tickets

Cheapest Shard tickets

Tickets prices for the View from the Shard can be variable. It is advised to check The View from The Shard Official website as well as tickets from third party sellers (see Tickets for View from the Shard, below). On the official website you'll also find the full range of tickets including river cruises and champagne upgrade.

Ticket prices through the official View from the Shard website are variable according to season and day of the week. Cheaper tickets are available midweek.


General entry Shard tickets

Tickets give you guaranteed entry to The View from The Shard, plus panoramic guide, 4 digital photos and the opportunity to upgrade with a glass of champagne.

Currently all tickets are priced the same regardless of age (no family tickets available). Children under 3 do not require a ticket to visit The View from The Shard.


Special offer Shard tickets

Fast track tickets for MasterCard holders only

These tickets are called "MasterCard VIP Tour" and only for MasterCard holders only anyway. The package includes a glass of champagne, guidebook and digital photos included.


Group Shard tickets

Cheaper group tickets are available for groups of ten or more people.


Events tickets

Special event tickets are available for such attractions as Silent Disco', 'Weekend Warmup' and 'Blue Light Card Family Fun Event.'


Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. See The Shard's website for further details.


The Shard - more ticket information and refunds/cancellations

Entrance times are defined with 30 minute slots from opening to closing time with exact entrance time stated on the ticket confirmation. Once inside the attraction there is no time limit on your dwell time in the attraction within our advertised opening hours.

Some tickets include a View Guarantee, allowing you to come back if the weather spoils your view.

All tickets include the option of complimentary hire of The View from The Shard multimedia guide to accompany your visit.

If you book through the official website you have a choice of ticket prices: with 'TicketPlan refund protection' or without. The difference is just £2 but allows you to cancel your ticket and receive a full refund should you need to.

Tickets through third party sellers generally add on the protection for cancellations automatically, so you pay the slightly higher price. You can receive a full refund up to 24 hours before you intend to visit, with no fee to pay.

View from the Shard, London


The Shard, London

The tallest skyscraper in Western Europe

• General admission tickets to The View from The Shard • Valid one day • Reserve now & pay later • Free cancellation

Save money! Combine The View from The Shard with River Red Rover, Afternoon Tea Cruise, Cafe Rouge...

You could save even more on your The View from The Shard tickets by combining with other top London attractions such as River Red Rover, and Afternoon Tea Cruise, or a meal in Cafe Rouge...

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The Shard & London's attraction passes and promotions

Railways 2 for 1 Promotion - The railways 2 for 1 entrance promotion is valid at The View from The Shard with the printed voucher and a qualifying railway ticket. You need to pre-book your tickets in advance online.

The London Pass - The View from The Shard is supported by London's most popular attraction pass, (with over 80 top London attractions). Other top attractions on the London Pass list include the London Zoo, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, and the Tower of London. The London Pass offers incredible savings over buying individual attraction tickets.

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London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
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Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building.» Pre-book to guarantee entry.
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