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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Complement your experience with a glass of Champagne (upgrade required).
  • Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of England’s capital from the tallest building in Western Europe
  • Snap unbeatable photos from ‘The View,’ the highest floors of The Shard
  • Enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes
  • Upgrade to include a glass of Champagne
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Glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne (if option selected)
Direct entry through the gates – NO NEED TO VISIT TICKET DESK
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Departure Point

The View from The Shard, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU England

Departure Time

12:00 PM
Rise above the bustle of central London on this visit to the ‘The View’—the exhilarating observation deck on the highest floors of the Shard. Designed by esteemed architect Renzo Piano in the early 2000s, this record-breaking glass skyscraper gives a contemporary edge to the London skyline, and offers visitors unencumbered views of every city district. 

To begin your visit, make your way to the Shard in the hip London Bridge Quarter near Borough Market. Show your pre-purchased ticket and jump the queue to the next viewing time. Then climb aboard the high-speed elevator, which whisks you to ‘The View,’ located on floors 68, 69, and 72. 

From your lofty vantage point, enjoy unique views of the capital including main attractions like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Quietly soak up the grandeur of the city, or step up to an Interactive telescope to hear background information on the major sites and learn some of the city’s fascinating history. For the more adventurous visitor, head to level 72—the Shard’s open-air viewing platform—for sweeping panoramic views of London. Before heading back into the city, perhaps toast your trip to the highest point in Western Europe with a glass of champagne (available with upgrade).
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The View from The Shard
See further than the eye can see from the tallest building in Western Europe. This ticket is your chance to get access to The View from The Shard. With a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters), The Shard redefines the capital's skyline with its unique design consisting of glass facets inclining toward the top, which is open to the sky. Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed the dynamic building in 2000 and construction started in February 2009. The Shard is situated in the historic London Bridge Quarter among trendy bars and top-end restaurants and near the Borough Market. Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you'll be allocated the next available time slot. Then, via a high-speed elevator, you will be transported to 'The View,' located at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72. Take in unobstructed views of London's best sites including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the London Eye and much more. Interactive telescopes in 11 languages enable you to get background information on what you are seeing, as well as get an understanding of London's past, present and future like you’ve never experienced them before. Level 72, where the top of the building opens to the sky, offers you unbeatable 360-degree views. Upgrade to include a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne and make your experience even more unforgettable.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Saturday and Sunday are popular days and sell out quickly. You are advised to arrive early on these days to confirm your preferred time slot for the day.
  • Children have to be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point
  • If bad weather that affects the view amendments or refunds are not possible
  • Please note on selected dates the opening hours may differ from regular opening hours
  • For security purposes, please bring the credit card used to make this booking, or a form of identification that matches the Lead Traveler name on your ticket, with you on the day of your visit, as this may be checked before entry is allowed.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Shard Viewing Gallery Management Ltd

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket .
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Great experience
, Sep 2020
Absolutely loved it!!! Even though it was a little bit rainy when we went was still an amazing view and whole experince! Would defo come again!
, Aug 2020
Excellent! Great experience 👍 I highly recommend to go and visit however needs to breathe over the clouds 🥰
On a high !!!
, Mar 2020
We had a fabulous afternoon the staff were very friendly and the view was amazing !!!! Particularly enjoyed the coffee and cake but would like to try the restaurant next time.
Sunset view
, Jan 2020
Amazing experience, perfect for sunset with a delicious glass of champagne! The views from the Shard are incomparable in London. Completely worth it. Love the skip the line feature!
A nice experience
, Jan 2020
We enjoyed our "on top of the world" experience. The staff were helpful and friendly. It could have been better on a clear sunny day, but even on a grey day like this the views were amazing!
Shard visit
, Nov 2019
its ok..bit expensive for a view of london..not much of an experience just usual money making tourist site i found london eye better experience and value for money
Wonderful day
, Nov 2019
Arrived and went straight through no waiting. Unfortunately tickets did not work but staff were very helpful and let us through. Was not a busy day so not much waiting time at lifts. Views were amazing when at the top. Nobody bothers you. You can stay up there as long as you like.
Excellent Views!
, Oct 2019
This is a must on a good day. We went on a sunny day and could see the whole of London. We enjoyed a glass of champagne too! Well worth it.
sky view
, Oct 2019
Thought it was wonderful....I guess I also thought it was expensive but worth it. the best cosmopolitan I have ever had
our trip to the Shard
, Aug 2019
Fabulous, took our two grandchildren, 14 and 11. Had a super time, easy, no waiting, because I ordered tickets on line.

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