The Shard — for fantastic views of London

The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, Southwark, London 51.504512 -0.086503
Dates & Time:
Every day
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 1½ hours before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £30.95; Child (4-15) £24.95; Infant (under-4) free
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
The contact number for The Shard is +44 (0) 844 499 7111
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near The Shard
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The following bus routes go near The Shard: 43, 48, 141, 149, 521
London bus fares 2016
The best London underground train stations to visit The Shard are London Bridge Monument
Note: The actual closest train station to The Shard is London Bridge
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The Shard is London's tallest skyscraper, towering more than 1000-feet above the city. The viewing platform spans the 68th to 72nd floor, and is more than twice the height of any other viewing platform in London.

Visitors ride two express lifts to floor 69 before stepping out into "The View" -- a triple-height, light-filled level offering 360° views which stretch more than 40 miles across the city.

This first level is totally enclosed with floor to ceiling windows, but if you are feeling brave then you can climb a few flight of steps to level 72 and experience the elements outside. Parts of this level are open to the sky, and you can feel the cold air and rushing wind.

Craig absolutely hates heights, but he braved it so he could write you a review. You can read it on his London blog. You might also like to look at our page of other great views in London.

Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If you suffer from vertigo then you might want to give it a miss... it is extremely high!

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ian meyer – “Has anyone been up to the top of the Shard yet? I wouldn't mind going but i'd have to take my kid with me, and fifty pounds for the two of us seems a bit steep. is it worth it just for the view?”

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If you enjoy great views then you might like these other London events…

Westminster Cathedral’s bell tower – Every dayWestminster Cathedral's campanile is one of the city's best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.

Cable car across the River Thames – Every dayThis cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in 5 minutes.

Have a ride on the London Eye – Every dayEvery tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral – Monday to SaturdaySt Paul's Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up -- the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.

Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell – Monday to FridayThis tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.

Climb to the top of The Monument – Every dayThe Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.

See the view from the top of Wellington Arch – Every dayThe balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace's gardens.

Climb to the platform at the top of The O2 – Every day (except Mon-Thu in Jan-Feb)Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.

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