The Shard — for fantastic views of London (Jan 2015)

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
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The following bus routes go near The Shard: 43, 48, 141, 149, 521
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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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