The Shard

The Shard
The Shard map location

The Shard address and telephone

The Shard is located at: 32 London Bridge Street, Southwark,
You can contact The Shard on Work +44 (0) 844 499 7111
The The Shard website can be visited at

The Shard opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
The Shard is open to the public from: Timed tickets from 10 AM to 10 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-Oct); 10 AM to 7 PM (Sun-Wed, Nov-Mar); 10 AM to 10 PM (Thu-Sat, Nov-Mar); Last entry 1 hour before closing
Time required:
A typical visit to The Shard lasts 1-1½ hours (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for The Shard is: Adult price £30.95; Child cost £24.95 (4-15); Infants free entry (under-3)
Visiting hours and admission charges are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm entrance fees and whether it’s open to visitors before booking tickets and making plans to visit The Shard

How to get to The Shard

When visiting The Shard you can use the following:
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View from the ShardView from the top of The Shard

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Designed in 2000 by Renzo Piano, and opened in 2012, The Shard is London’s tallest skyscraper. Standing at a height of 309.6 metres (1,016 feet), The Shard is also the second tallest building in the UK, after the tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

Its pyramidal shape and glass exterior quickly lent it the nickname "The Shard of Light" or "Shard of Glass", and its 72nd floor boosts the UK’s highest observation deck. A further 23 floors on top create the pointed spire.

The remaining floors consist of residential apartments (floors 53 to 65), a hotel (34–52), restaurants (31–33), offices (2–28) and a spa (52).

  •  Guest – “This is one of a new generation of buildings located near London bridge station and it is very impressive.”
  •  Guest – “Liverpool street station is a short bus journey or walking distance away via monument underground station and bishopsgate.”

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