The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard, London: Hours, Address, The View from The Shard Reviews: 4.5/5

The View from The Shard
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Located 800ft above the ground, The View from The Shard is the highest viewing platform in London and is the only place to see the entire city all at once. The viewing galleries on Level 69 and the open-air Skydeck on Level 72 provide spectacular 360° views of London and beyond. In fact, on a clear day, visitors can see for 40 miles. Friendly and knowledgeable guest ambassadors are on hand to answer questions about this iconic building and the breath-taking views. Fall in love with the iconic skyline and spot famous sites including The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium. Ideal for London’s culture seekers as well as those on their first trip to the capital.
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from £32.00
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Neighbourhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
How to get there
  • London Bridge • 1 min walk
  • Monument • 9 min walk
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queen48
Fareham77 contributions
Jun 2022
We used a buy a gift voucher that could be booked in advance which is the 'view from the shard for 2 with champagne'. I wanted to make sure of a timed slot on the day I wanted and guaranteed entry with skipping the queue. This worked very well.

This was a good price too. Cheaper than paying direct as had a special offer with buy a gift. We do not like champagne and the staff were very obliging. Could have a soft drink or an icecream instead. We had 2 scoops of the icecream which was delicious.
The views are great. Could do with better seating like, chairs not sofas and more spread out. As when busy many people could not sit down. Not allowed to sit by the windows. Toilets available and they had windows with a view too. 2 lifts are used to get you to the top and a further staircase to reach to the highest area. Staff were friendly and the photos of us taken could have been bought in a book presentation which looked quite good but price was too high at £25. If the price was say £12 more would be bought I am sure. Bag security at start a good idea.
Written 19 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of The View from The Shard! We're pleased you enjoyed our delicious ice cream and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 23 June 2022
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Rachel S
24 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
I used my clubcard vouchers for this as the end of our day in London. It's a fantastic view and all the staff we interacted with were friendly, professional and helpful. A spe ial mention to Mia at the bar on 69 who didn't flinch when we explained we were celebrating my late husbands birthday. She was kind, empathetic and very thoughtful. It made a special, poignant visit even more special. So thank you.
I liked you could stay as long as you liked. Upstairs was a tad chilly but so nice too. The whole place was very nicely presented, and even though it was busy we still got a good glance out of all the windows and we're lucky enough to get a seat too.
Yes the drinks are pricey, but this is London and they really were not much more than most bars here in the capital.
Written 19 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your amazing review of The View from The Shard! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we'll be sure to pass on this lovely feedback to Mia and team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 23 June 2022
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Juanita C
18 contributions
May 2022
The views from here are second to NONE! There are bars and lots of seats to relax in and we had great weather! You can see for absolutely miles around. WOW! I will come back.
Written 19 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your fab review of The View from The Shard! We are so glad you enjoyed our stunning views and can't wait to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 23 June 2022
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1950linpress
Burton on trent2 contributions
Fantastic experience.
Very special thank you to Leila on front desk for helping us out with fast track booking when I had a senior moment and couldn’t access relevant details on my I phone.
Written 17 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your amazing review of The View from The Shard and our fantastic team member Leila. We will be sure to pass on this feedback to Leila and the wider team and hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 23 June 2022
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Laura
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Disappointing visit and not sure it was worth the high cost. Photographs are taken immediately after going through security - my partner was still putting on his belt when the photographer said there was no time to wait for him to put it back on. It seems such a waste that these are automatically printed for when you come back down - unsurprisingly we didn't want to buy photos of someone with a belt hanging off!

The view from the top was good, as can be expected, but there was not enough seating for everyone and people were told off for sitting on the floor. It did feel a bit like we were being herded there in various elevators.

Having visited similar attractions in other countries I've seen how well this can be done. Since the visit I've been told by locals that you can see a similar view by visiting one of the restaurants instead.
Written 9 June 2022
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Thank you for your review of The View from The Shard and sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. Your feedback has been taken on board but if you would like to discuss this further, please contact enquiries@theviewfromtheshard.com quoting Trip Advisor. Wishing you a wonderful week and hope you hear from you soon. Kind regards, Guest Experience Team.
Written 23 June 2022
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bobscriv1
Horsham, UK4 contributions
Apr 2022
Be very careful with the ticketing. Their IT made a mistake with mine and they charged me £15 extra when I arrived although the mistake was theirs !
Nothing wrong with the view. Drinks very expensive, though.
Written 8 June 2022
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Thank you for your review of The View from The Shard and our wonderful view. We are sorry to hear that there was an issue with your ticketing - if you'd like to discuss this further, please email enquiries@theviewfromtheshard.com quoting Trip Advisor. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Guest Experience Team.
Written 23 June 2022
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weekd09
Carryduff, UK316 contributions
May 2022
Visit was enjoyed by all the family. Very busy, but worth it as the views were amazing. Well worth the trip.
Written 6 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely review of The View from The Shard! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 7 June 2022
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Mohannad Kanana
7 contributions
Amazing place to see London from above with multiple views and cafes, i bought the ticket with the boat tour and it was a nice trip :)
Written 5 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The View from The Shard, and our river cruise The View from The River! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at both. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 7 June 2022
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fndalwys
Yorkshire, UK47 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Like a well oiled machine, the staff have this running so well and smoothly, making the experience so smooth and easy. The views are amazing and staff are so accommodating, plenty to see and lots of photo opportunities, bars are well priced. Really enjoyed this.
Written 4 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your amazing review of The View from The Shard and our wonderful team! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 7 June 2022
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jarox
Adelaide, Australia506 contributions
Jun 2022
A sunny afternoon , a Borough Market tour, and there was the Shard. A short line to go up, I purchased tickets while in line, and quickly through and up the lifts. Definitely worth a look , and have a drink as well. Must have been in a good mood, we even purchased from the gift shop. The outstanding thing was all the staff, without fail every single one was polite, friendly and helpful.
Written 2 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely review of The View from The Shard and our wonderful team! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Team
Written 3 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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