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The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea

City Cruises Day

Take a break from the hectic pace of city life and unwind with a leisurely afternoon tea cruise and a visit to the Shard. Sail past some of the most impressive sights London has to offer on-board a luxurious vessel which provides incredible 360 degree views from it's observation deck. Sit back and relax while you enjoy a stunning selection of quality teas, sandwiches and cakes as you explore the capital from an elegant setting in the heart of the city. 

We offer complete flexibility when planning your visit to the Shard. Choose to visit The View from the Shard before or after your trip along the Thames - It couldn't be easier to arrange your day out in London. You will be able to see all of the city's premier landmarks an impressive 800 feet above ground from the summit of London's tallest building. Views stretch for forty miles in every direction whether you are inside the modern surroundings of the Shard's glass facade or outside on the state of the art viewing platform. Book today to take advantage of Discount London's amazingly low offer on both View from the Shard tickets and Afternoon Tea Cruise. 

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1. The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea
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Child £39.00
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Entrance to The View from The Shard
1 1/2hr cruise on the Thames
Selection of delicious sandwiches
Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
Selection of traditional cakes
Unlimited tea and coffee or soft drinks for kids 

We have 14 Reviews for The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea

The View from The Shard & City Cruises Afternoon Tea
David and Jenny, 16/02/2016 (Mature Adults)
Lovely experience helping to make a lovely surprise on Valentine's day.

The Shard and Afternoon Tea Cruise - Fantastic !!
Dringer, 18/01/2016 (Family with young children)
We have recently returned from London and whilst there I booked The View from the Shard and Afternoon Tea on City Cruises. It was my husbands 40th so a special occasion, we had our 4 and 12 year old children with us. We all thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. I was quite skeptical as we did have the children with us but they loved it. The view from the shard was amazing, everyone was really helpful and extremely friends. A must visit whilst in London !. Afternoon tea was fantastic, the food was great, plenty for all for of us (in fact, we left some which is very unusual for us) the surrounding views were great. It was extremely good value for money and very well organised. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone, singles, couples and families. In fact we are looking at doing this again for my in-laws. It was fantastic, thank you !

Safy, 17/11/2015 (Mature Adults)
First time I have booked with Discount London and found the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable! Absolutely loved my day out and will be recommending to all my friends! Will also be using them for all future bookings too.

Super day out
Big daddy, 09/11/2015 (Mature Adults)
We wondered what the view from The Shard would be like given the picture in the paper of the top of it through mist only a couple of days before. It turned out to be excellent. Not only the view but we got chatting to one of the staff members who was most helpful - to the point of mentioning not to miss the "loo with a view" before leaving the building. We also had the trip along the Thames with afternoon tea and, if anything, I enjoyed that more. Tea without ending (of the liquid variety) and a good choice and amount of sandwiches, then cream and jam scones to be enjoyed whilst hearing details of the view and in the comfort of a heated boat. A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

View from the shard
Bud, 04/08/2015 (Mature Adults)
Fantastic day out the shard was amazing and the cruise was awesome. Afternoon tea was just lovely, escorted to your table, quickly served and a good selection of sandwiches. Cream tea was lovely would recommend people to try this.

Great day out.
TJ, 21/07/2015 (Mature Adults)
From start to finish the day was lovely. We were celebrating two birthdays & it was a really nice way to do this. The afternoon tea cruise was very enjoyable & the staff were all so attentive, we couldn't have asked for more, even the weather was glorious. We arrived early at the Shard but were allowed to go in, oh my god what a view!! We even worked out where we lived in the far distance, we will be going back again when at dusk to see it all in a different light. I would recommend this trip to anyone who would like a day out & booking it on line is so easy & it works out cheaper! What more could you want.

Says what it is clearly
Lisa, 20/07/2015 (Mature Adults)
Thoroughly enjoyed it all.

The View from The Shard & City Cruises Afternoon Tea
Sue B, 26/06/2015 (Mature Adults)
We were fortunate the weather was beautiful. The views from The Shard were breath taking followed by a most enjoyable City Cruises Afternoon Tea. The staff at both venues were exceptional adding to the enjoyment of both experiences. Particularly the commentary by the Captain on the cruise along the River Thames. It has been some 35 years since I last experienced a cruise along the River Thames and the surrounding area has changed so much. We had a wonderful day and we would highly recommend this package.

Tea Cruise and Shard view
Ailsa, 03/03/2015 (Family with teenagers)
Fabulous afternoon out for a family. The cruise (towards the East end) was really interesting and made a refreshing change from the West end sights. The tea was lovely, and the trip up the Shard ended a lovely day I think this represents great value for money

The Shard & Afternoon Tea Cruise
Dave, 20/01/2015 (Mature Adults)
Both aspects of this activity were excellent. The Shard had fantastic views over London and the surrounding counties. Staff were all polite and helpful. Windows were very clean and telescopes had interactive views and information. The City Cruises Afternoon Tea could not have been better. The boat was extremely clean and tables set appropriately for each individual group attending. Teas were delivered quickly to all parties, containing a good varied selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. Staff were on hand at all times to re-fill cups of tea and coffee. Soft an alcoholic drinks were available to purchase and our 'house' wine was of a perfectly good quality. I will definitely return when we next have visitors to entertain. A lovely truly English event.