The Shard in London

The Shard in London – Info and Tickets

Choosing to visit the Shard is easy trying to pick the ticket-choice that is best for your visit could be tricky. Let us provide you with all of the choices so you don’t have to do the work! Below we have compiled the best options for visiting the Shard.

Accessibility: Fully accessible with step-free access all the way to the top floor. Disabled toilets are available on Level 68 and Level 1. Carers can receive a free entry ticket upon arrival (it is recommended that a single ticket be purchased beforehand to skip the line and ensure you and your carer don’t miss out).

Not only is The Shard a feat of contemporary architecture that is astounding to look at, but it is also the tallest building in the United Kingdom and boasts the most breathtaking views of London. At 72 storeys high, the top floors are accessible to the public to see the city below. The Shard stands within 250m of the River Thames, which means it is perfectly situated in the heart of the city to see many of London’s greatest sights (The London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, etc). On the 68th, 69th, and 72nd floors, you will have access to an awe-inspiring 360-degree view of the iconic London cityscape, which stretches 40 miles away in each direction (approx. 64.4 km). Secure tickets for The Shard now through our ticket partner GetYourGuide and benefit from many advantages:

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All Shard entry tickets at a glance

  • The Shard Ticket

    Standard ticket (with option for Champagne)

    • from £ 28
    • Includes entry to all three viewing levels; level 68, 69, and 72
    • An optional glass of Champagne 
    • 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 Kombi-Ticket mit Stadtrundgang

    Shard Entry and London Walking Tour

    • from £ 87, duration: 6 hours
    • 6-hour walking tour of London, covering 30 sights (including The Globe Theatre, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and The London Eye)
    • Complete the tour with a visit to The Shard’s top floors, to view the city from above
    • Your knowledgeable tour-guide takes you around the areas of London Bridge and Westminster

    What a perfect way to get to know the best parts of London. 6 hours, and 30 sights! What more could you ask for? Well you could also ask for one the most inspiring views of the city of London atop the highest point in the UK. In that case, consider your wish granted! Start your tour at 10AM and get up close with Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace (and if you’re lucky, you may even catch the changing-of-the-guard). This is the best deal for any new visitor to London.

  • The London Pass

    The London Pass including entry to The Shard

    • from £ 59
    • Includes access to 80 of the UK’s top visitor sights
    • Includes access to The Shard’s viewing platforms, and a full day’s access to a hop-on-hop-off bus tour
    • Also offers discounts on restaurants, theatre, 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.

Aussicht auf den The Shard
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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.

4.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.

Skypool and Bar Gong

For Shangri-La’s guests only-- guests have exclusive access to the highest hotel bar AND highest hotel swimming pool in all of Europe. A very unique experience-- combining the astounding views with a classy bar and a gorgeous 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 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!
  • The building’s inauguration was on the same day as Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee
  • Amazingly the building has 44 lifts

Opening Hours and Directions

Opening Hours

Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00

May vary on public holidays/festivals.

Directions

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).

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

Website
www.the-shard.com

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