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The Shard is an iconic, landmark building on the London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and is a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the world.
THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 - a cloudscape above the world.
Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays.
For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.
BOOKING YOUR TICKETS - PLANNING YOUR VISIT:
THE VIEW is open in Summer (Apr-Sep) from 09:00 am to 22:00 pm daily (the last timed entry is at 20:30, and no visitors will be permitted to enter after 21:00) and enables guests to experience the very different cityscapes of day and night. All tickets are dated, and timed with entry every 30 minutes.
During Winter (Oct-Mar) THE VIEW is open from 10:00 am to 19:00 pm Sun-Wed, and 22:00 pm Thu-Sat (the last timed entry is at 90 minutes prior to closing time, and no visitors will be permitted to enter within an hour prior to closing time).
Upon arrival with your booking confirmation, customers are to visit the admissions desk to exchange your ticket/voucher for a souvenir ticket from THE VIEW. This should only take a few minutes, and must be completed before entry to THE VIEW.
Please note that entry is subject to availability slots. Some queuing time should be expected.
The entire experience of THE VIEW is enjoyed at your leisure, with no time restriction on your stay.
To ensure visitors’ safety within THE VIEW you will be required to pass through an electronic body scan and will have any baggage or personal items scanned before entry. CCTV and other audio and visual recording may be undertaken for the safety and security of visitors and staff.
Certain items cannot be brought in to THE VIEW including large bags and rucksacks, generally over the size of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) or other large equipment. Although we have no cloakroom facility for bags, folded pushchairs can be left in the designated area in the booking hall for free but bags and coats cannot be left with them.
Open containers of food or drink cannot be brought into THE VIEW.
Tickets for THE VIEW are non-transferrable and non-refundable, and are not replaceable if lost or stolen. Please bring a form of identification with you that matches the name on the ticket as this may be checked before you enter.
Children aged up to three are not charged for entry but will need a valid ticket. Children aged four to fifteen will need a valid ticket and also must be accompanied by an adult aged sixteen or over.
THE VIEW may carry out photography and/or video recording and/or other monitoring which may feature visitors and copyright and all other intellectual property rights in these materials rests with THE VIEW or such authorised third party.
The Shard is located beside London Bridge Station in London Bridge Quarter - the heart of London. The entrance to THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD is on Joiner Street.
When booking your tickets through LOVEtheatre, a confirmation of payment email will be sent to you for your records. This confirmation of payment is NOT your ticket for entry to THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD. If you select the self print at home tickets option, then these will be attached to your booking confirmation email. The self print at home tickets must be printed out prior to arrival to THE VIEW.
Book your tickets to THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD today, and enjoy a journey above the roof-tops of London!
Children aged up to three are not charged for entry but will need a valid ticket.
Children aged four to fifteen will need a valid ticket and also must be accompanied by an adult aged sixteen or over.