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Price: £24.95 Buy Now

London isn’t short of spectacular – and spectacularly tall – viewpoints, but The View from The Shard is supreme. At 310 metres, The Shard isn’t only the tallest building in London, it’s the tallest in the whole of Western Europe, and offers guests a sensational experience, starting when you enter on the ground floor.

The experience

  • Access to three different viewing platforms, including 360° views on Level 69 and the open-air floor on Level 72
  • Nearly twice the height of London’s next tallest viewpoint
  • View stretches to 40 miles (64km) on a clear day
  • No time restrictions – stay as long as you like

Why buy from us?

  • Advance tickets from the VisitBritain Shop are £5 cheaper than tickets bought on the day (£29.95)
  • No booking fee
  • Tickets are for priority entry – no waiting in line

How to order:

  • Enter your preferred date and time
  • If your chosen arrival time is unavailable, you will be allocated an arrival time within two hours after your chosen time
  • For example, if you would like to visit at 2pm but this time is unavailable, you will be given tickets for an arrival time between 2.30pm and 4pm
  • If there are no available timeslots within 2 hours of your chosen one, we will contact you
 Opening times:  April - September October - March
 Monday 10am – 10pm*  10am - 7pm**
 Tuesday 10am – 10pm*  10am - 7pm**
 Wednesday  10am – 10pm*  10am - 7pm**
 Thursday  10am – 10pm*  10am – 10pm*
 Friday  10am – 10pm*  10am – 10pm*
 Saturday  10am – 10pm*  10am – 10pm*
 Sunday  10am – 10pm*  10am - 7pm**

*Last entry 8.30pm
**Last entry 5.30pm

Please note:

  • After you have placed your order, you will receive tickets via email within one business day
  • Postal tickets are not available
  • Please print the e-tickets and take them with you to the Shard, where they will be scanned to allow access to the View from the Shard
  • Once the ticket has been issued, the date and time cannot be changed

To place an order add the required quantity to the box below and click on Add to Shopping Basket.

 Price
Adult 16+£24.95
Child 4-15, under 4s free£18.95

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The View from The Shard isn’t just a single viewpoint – there are three levels of viewing space, each offering guests a different dimension to their experience.

The high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ elevators (wheelchair accessible) feature televisions in the ceiling showing intriguing special effects and, after a brief stop on Level 33 to change elevators, take you to Level 68.  As well as the educational section of the attraction known as the Cloudscape, Level 68 is home to The Sky Boutique, the highest shop in London!

Level 69 features spectacular 360° views across the whole city and allows visitors to look down on the skyscrapers that seem so tall from street level. The view of London can even be enhanced by the impressive multimedia displays and digital telescopes, which allow guests to point at a particular location and see what the view would look like at different times of day and night. You won’t be short of landmarks to point at either, as The View From The Shard gives its guests commanding views of the Tower of London, the London Eye, Canary Wharf, HMS Belfast, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many more.

You’ll be open to the elements after you’ve climbed the stairs to Level 72, the highest level open to the public. From here you’ll be able to see where The Shard gets its name, as you look up to see each facet of the building extending skyward to form the building’s jagged, glass-like pinnacle.

Plenty of attractions promise a great view of London, but nothing will take your breath away quite like The View From The Shard.


  • Visitors must consent to security checks including body and baggage scans
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sharp items in baggage or in pockets are not permitted
  • Bags larger than 55 x 38 x 20cm are not permitted and cannot be left in a cloakroom
  • Pushchairs, prams and buggies are not permitted to go further than the lobby area, and cannot be left in a cloakroom
  • Tickets valid only for date and time shown
  • No restriction on length of visit
  • Attraction is closed 25th December
  • Interpretative guides available in Arabic, Mandarin and simplified Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portugese, French, German and Spanish.

You must state your preferred date and time when purchasing. This will be entered into the booking system, and you will receive a ticket via email that you must print and take to the attraction along with valid photo ID.

Visitors are advised to use London Bridge station if travelling by Tube. The area is also served by numerous bus routes.


“… pretty damn spectacular” Time Out London blog

“Do look down, the view’s lovely.” Evening Standard

“… I could have stayed all day.” The Financial Times

“It is undeniably unique… it is hard not to conclude that this will become a definitive London experience.” The Guardian

“Yours for £25: the best view in town... It’s London as you’ve never seen it before.” The Times

“…a view that will excite and enthral” Mail Online

The Shard and Tower Bridge, London

The Shard and the River Thames

London Skyline at The Shard at Dusk

Day time panoramic from The View from The Shard

Dusk Panoramic from The View from The Shard



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