The View from The Shard

The View is an indoor and outdoor observatory perched atop the tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard in London, UK. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, The Shard is a spectacular edifice soaring at a marvelous height of 800 feet above ground. Launched in 2013, it quickly rose to become the most premium attraction with two viewing platforms inside the building known as 'The View'.

Highlights

  • London's highest open non glass enclosure open air deck observatory with a panoramic 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city and the sky above
  • Outdoor access to enjoy a riveting view from a unique vantage point.
  • No time limit to experiencing the View from The Shard and the magnificent views that extend upto 40 miles.
  • Guest Ambassadors that will bring the view to life with their in-depth knowledge of London's skyline.
  • Enjoying the marvelous view with the champagne experience from the tallest Moet & Chandon bar in Europe.
  • Ample photo taking opportunities.
  • Special screens around floor 69's indoor viewing gallery allow you to see how the same view would look by day or night, on a clear day.
  • The animated multimedia exhibits in the lobby showcase the historic context and highlight facts about The Shard and London. The Graphics show the lifts moving inside the building and the trains running underneath in real time.

 

Recommended For

  • Children and Adults  

 

Inclusions

  • General Admission
  • Free Wi-Fi

 

About

Embark on a fun journey beginning with getting pictures taken in front of a green screen onto which a view from The Shard is superimposed and can be purchased at the end of the experience. Ascend the building via the extra ordinary high speed elevator from the reception that takes the visitor to the 68th level at an astonishing speed of 60 seconds. The impressive lifts whilst ascending use video screens and mirrors to create the effect of rising through iconic ceilings of London, including the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the spiral staircase at Monument etc. and during descending feature similar effects using multimedia to create the effect of the sky receding, the seasons changing, and the streets of London coming into focus. On the 68th floor, the visitors are treated to the brilliant views of the city with mesmerising cloudscapes i.e. cloud formations that visitors will encounter from the viewing decks.

The View from The Shard is segregated into two levels: the first is a triple height indoor platform on Level 69, and the outdoor open-air sky deck, free of glass enclosure on Level 72.

Step into the observatory for a marvelous experience of watching the city from great dizzying heights. The View from The Shard offers a dazzling panoramic 360-degree bird’s eye view of the stunning city extending upto 40 miles. The stupendous view is brought alive with the digital Tell:Scopes that offers an exceptional experience of witnessing the awe inspiring views and prominent landmarks such as the the Tower Bridge, The London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral etc. up close in real time  and from a unique perspective along with identifying more than 200 renowned landmarks and proffering information about them in more than 10 languages.

The open air deck on 72nd floor offers a clear sweeping unobstructed magnificent view of the sprawling metropolis, the pinnacle of the Shard and the sky above and beyond. With no time restrictions, it’s an absolute delightful way to spend the day relaxing and watching the spectacular cityscape populated with the prominent landmarks. The experience can be further enhanced by indulging in the luxurious Champagne Experience of sipping on a glass of champagne from the highest bar in London whilst soaking in the breathtaking views.

Upgrade to day and night experience to visit the View from the Shard twice on the same day to experience the sunlit sky and sparkling night sky after sunset.

Visit The View from the Shard gift shop 'The Sky Boutique,' on Level 68 to commemorate the visit to one of the iconic structures in the world by purchasing limited edition souvenirs from the highest shop in London.

 

Address

  • Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU, UK

 

Timings

  • 10:00 am – 22:00 pm, Daily

 

Prices (In INR approximately)

Ticket Type On the Day 1-13 Days in Advance 14+ Days in Advance
       
General Admission      
Adult (16 years +) INR 2,950 INR 2,507 INR 2,065
Child (4-15 years) INR 2,305 INR 1,958 INR 1,613
Family INR 7,376 INR 6,270 INR 5,163
Day and Night Experience  
Adult (16 years +) INR 3,775 INR 3,179
Child (4-15 years) INR 3,180 INR 2,760
Champagne Experience (18+ years) INR 4,240 INR 3,521 INR 3,079

 

Interesting Facts About the View from The Shard

  • The Shard, at 306 metres tall, briefly held the top spot for the whole of Europe
  • Modelled after a shard of glass, The Shard is made up of 11,000 glass panels. With a total area of the glass façade adding up to 56,000 sq. metres, it is equivalent to eight football pitches!
  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson officially opened 'The View from The Shard' on Friday 1 February 2013 in a grand ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • The View from The Shard offers an unparalleled aerial view of the City of London through floor-to-ceiling windows
  • The viewing area is on floors 68, 69 and 72. Floor 68 is home to Cloudscape, a feature about the different types of clouds over London. Floor 69 hosts interactive telescopes, while floor 72 is open to the elements.
  • The lifts that take you to the top of the building are some of the fastest in the world, moving at 6 metres per second 
  • In 2011, a fox was found living on the 72nd floor of The Shard. It’s believed the animal was nicknamed Romeo by the staff

 

How to get to The View from The Shard

 

Tube/Train

The View from The Shard is located within a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge Underground Station (Northern and Jubilee lines) and London Bridge Station (Southern and South Eastern trains).

When exiting the underground station, follow the signs for The Shard or Joiner Street. If you are exiting from London Bridge Station, turn left and go down the escalator, this will take you to Joiner Street where our entrance is located.

 

Bus

There is a bus station outside the main entrance to London Bridge Station. The buses that stop here include: 43, 48, 141, 149, 521.

 

Coach

Pick up and set down is available on the double yellow lines on London Bridge Street outside the London Bridge Hotel and More London, English Grounds (off Tooley Street and Battle Bridge Lane).

 

Location

  • Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU, UK

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