The Shard in London

The Shard in London – Info and Tickets

The Shard is not only a masterpiece of contemporary architecture but also the tallest building in the UK. It offers a breathtaking view of London that you are guaranteed not to forget in a hurry! Below we have compiled the best The Shard ticket options. You will also find lots of exciting information about The Shard building.

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All Shard entry tickets at a glance

Located just 250 meters from the Thames, The Shard is in the heart of the city. From the three observation decks, you have a breathtaking 360-degree view of the iconic London cityscape and London's greatest landmarks (the London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, etc.).

  • The Shard Ticket

    The Shard ticket

    • from 33.99 £
    • Admission to The Shard (to all three viewing levels)
    • A flexible ticket (can be used for any date The Shard is open), and no time limit – stay as long as you’d like until they close!

    Think you’ve seen everything there is to see in London? You’ve never seen London like this before. The Shard’s viewing area is at least two times higher than any other viewing area in London, which means you get a completely unobstructed view of the capital from incredible heights. Make sure your camera is fully charged as well, as photography is expressly encouraged. There are two bars, as well as souvenir shops to enhance your experience of the amazing view. The only hard part is deciding whether to see these captivating views of London during the day or during the night.

  • Kombi-Ticket
    The Shard Kombiticket

    The Shard & Tower of London

    • from 57.50 £
    • Admission to The Shard (to all three viewing levels)
    • Entrance to the Tower of London

    This ticket includes entry to two of London's most famous sights: the Tower of London and The Shard observation tower. While the Tower of London promises rich history and stunning architecture, The Shard offers breathtaking views of the city from a height of 310 meters. This ticket is the perfect opportunity to experience the history and beauty of London from different perspectives.

  • Kombi-Ticket
    The Shard Kombiticket

    The Shard & Tower Bridge

    • from 41.66 £
    • Admission to The Shard (to all three viewing levels)
    • Entrance to Tower Bridge

    Experience two of London's most famous landmarks: The Shard observation tower and the Tower Bridge exhibition. The Shard offers a beautiful 360-degree view of the London cityscape from a height of 310 meters. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition, you can learn about the history and construction of the famous bridge. As the two attractions are not far from each other, you should not miss out on this combination ticket.

  • The London Pass

    The London Pass including entry to The Shard

    • from 84.00 £
    • Access to The Shard’s viewing platforms, and a full day’s access to a hop-on-hop-off bus tour
    • Includes access to 80 of the UK’s top visitor sights
    • Also offers discounts on restaurants, theatres, and shopping

    With options to purchase this pass for 1 day, 10 days, or something in between, the London Pass is not only amazing value for money but is also the perfect option for someone who wants to see as many of the UK’s top sights as possible. Everything from The London Zoo and the London Eye to the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. You even get access to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace from outside London (two of the most famous historical buildings of the UK). And on top of all of this, you get access to The View from The Shard tickets as well.

Why Visit The Shard?

Want a bit of Romance?

Did you know that during the 2015 Valentine’s Day, The Shard hosted one marriage proposal every 30 minutes? Whether you’re trying to impress a first date, planning for a special occasion, or you just want to do something fun for date night – history has shown that purchasing View from The Shard tickets is a great way to take your romantic date to the next level (yes, pun intended).

Just Visiting London?

So many sights to see, so much of London to get to know, and so little time. Why not start at the very top – literally! Get your hands on The Shard tickets to transform your tourist experience into something beyond words. You can pair this experience with a package option to visit many other sightseeing landmarks as well. These include The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, and The Tower of London.

The Shard bei Nacht

What is in The Shard

Not only is The Shard the tallest building in Western Europe, but it is also a hot visitor’s destination with plenty to offer, such as: 

1. View from The Shard - Observation Deck

On the three viewing platforms (on the 68th, 69th, and 72nd floors) you can expect the best view of the whole of London! The 68th floor is also home to the Cloudscape exhibition, which shows the different types of clouds that are over London. Floor 69 offers interactive telescopes and floor 72 is home to the incredible outdoor viewing deck.

2. The Aqua Shard Restaurant

Fine dining for every occasion: whether a weekend brunch, afternoon tea or a fancy dinner.

3. Shangri-La Hotel

There’s no better place to stay in London: Shangri-La’s 5-Star rooms paired with The Shard’s magnificent views is a match made in heaven for the perfect trip or special staycation.

4. Skypool and Bar Gong

Only for Shangri-La guests – they have exclusive access to the highest hotel bar AND the highest hotel swimming pool in all of Europe. A unique experience – combining the breathtaking view with a stylish bar and a magnificent pool.

The Shard - Fun Facts

Not just a breaker of world records, there are plenty of interesting pieces of trivia about this monumental structure:

  • 306 Meters high, making it one of the tallest buildings in all of Europe
  • Constructed of 11,000 glass panels that have a total area of 56,000 square meters (Approximately the area of eight football pitches)
  • In 2013, as a demonstration during a Greenpeace protest, six women climbed the outside of the building 
  • Originally envisioned as a cylindrical skyscraper over 400 meters high, which would have made it the third tallest building on Earth
  • The penthouse flats on the upper floors there are valued in excess of 63 million euros
  • The building’s inauguration was on the same day as Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee
  • Amazingly the building has 44 lifts
  • The viewing deck is not the only place to see London from up high – traveler’s top: it’s worth also checking out the view from the toilet!

Opening Hours and Directions

Opening Hours

10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 19:00

May vary on public holidays/festivals.


Arrival by subway
Nearest stop: London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines)

Arrival by bus
London Bridge Station stop (routes 47, 343, 381, and RV1. N199 and N381 at night).

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom


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