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a birds eye view We had a great time the discount London staff were really helpful as I booked late and it was a bank holiday. The shard staff each and everyone were so helpful. You were talked through each stage of the visit. The boys loved the speed of the lift. The viewing platform was incredulousthe telescopes were so informative showing how the view is in the dark how the future skyline is purposed and has London would have looked in pastimes. Being able to pinpoint the landmarks then learn about them was amazing .
View from The Shard Really enjoyed it, we went on bank holiday and it was booked at 11am. It wasn't busy which was great and you had a chance to have a good look at the fantastic views and take your time. The fact that it was "kids go free" week was just an added bonus as we could do other things while we were in London - really recommend it!
Great views Took my grandson up twice once in daytime and once for the sunset. Great organisation. Great views and would recommend to all.
GREAT VIEW We even had good weather. All well organised. The children loved it!
Shard Took my daughters for the first time, one of only two attractions they have never seen, and they really enjoyed it and were amazed at being in the tallest building in London. Brilliant!!
Shard day out Weather was kind and the Shard is magnificent, two viewing platforms and basic facilities for drinks and light snacks.
I would recommend to anyone without a fear of heights.
Ordering was easy however, what I didn't realise was although I'd printed the voucher off (names etc on) you have to the queue to get tickets? A long wait ensued and although there with ten minutes to spare from the agreed booking time by the time we got the tickets we were pushed back by 30 mins.
This was not a problem for us but it did seem a little pointless wasting time printing the voucher as we could have turned up and waited in the same queue, the only part that it saved was handing over my credit card.
In all though a very pleasant experience had, recommended.
Interesting Kids loved it and really enjoyed the view. They learnt a lot about London in a fun way, a good experience.
The View from The Shard Fabulous views all round. The best time to go is "DUSK", one gets the best of both daylight and nightlight viewing during a time phase of thirty minutes. It was wonderful and beautiful to see the city come alive with all the buildings lights.
Just as it says on the tin. Brilliant. We originally tried to book for the joint visit to The Shard and one of the selected restaurants, however not being able to find anything that we wanted, we decided to go just for The View from The Shard. As this was a present for a friend and his wife who is Chinese and has little knowledge of London it turned out to be quite good in that we found a lovely local and typical pub close to The Shard to have lunch. All in all an excellent day, The Shard was excellent and very well organised, plenty of time to view.
Great Views! Luckily, it was the one sunny day in a week of clouds and rain, so the views were excellent! Lifts go from Ground to Floor 68 in about 2 minutes! Very fast, very quiet, you don't feel a thing (1 change of lifts around half-way). Plenty of staff on hand to control queuing and ensure no overcrowding in the lifts (good thing too, as I can get claustrophobic). 360d egree views from the end of the lift ride.
There's a flight of stairs to go a few levels higher than the lift, up to a roofless level - again great 360 views (but can be pretty cold and windy!)
I didn't bother with the Champagne or other add-ons, was already pricey enough without these extras! Went with family over from Italy - they enjoyed it.
Entrance to The View from The Shard2 course meal & coffee at Azzurro London Bridge
As above The Shard was very good, excellent views, breathtaking, no waiting around. The Azzurro restaurant was good with a decent set menu choice.
The Shard Truly amazing, I took my girlfriend who had never been and she loved it! She wants to go back more than once it is that good the view. Superb!
The View from The Shard & Azzurro London Bridge Had a lovely time at the view from the shard, which we booked for around 5pm it was a lovely sunny day & visibility was great we thoroughly enjoyed it, we then went straight to the Azzurro London Bridge where we didn't have to wait as it was not busy and had a lovely meal with a bottle of wine which finished off our evening.
Great day The View from The Shard was brilliant even though expensive. The Meal at the Azzurro made the deal excellent value for money. The service was second to none.
Great service I booked a last minute trip late one evening to visit next day. The order confirmation said I needed to take a printed voucher so I was worried on the Saturday morning when I still hadn't received it. Gave them a call - Customer Services were fantastic, really helpful and expedited my voucher. We had a great day, boys really enjoyed the Shard and Azzuro. Thanks Discount London!
Well worth the view I had visited the Shard before, so when my family suggested another visit I was a little reluctant. However the whole package was wonderful and the meal excellent. I want to do it all over again.
Shard and Azzuro Excellent day out as birthday celebration.Views from Shard are superb and all staff are friendly.Meal at Azzuro following visit to Shard was good value and served by friendly and attentive staff. All told an excellent day out and we can recommend this experience.
Great Day Bought for my father as a Birthday gift. We went up early evening to experience the view before and after sundown. Unfortunately, there was cloud cover during the remaining daylight but as night fell it began to clear and we had a great view of London all lit up before us below. The two lifts which get you up to the 72nd floor are quick and you are on the viewing platform within seconds. It was quite surreal to be 72 floors up out on the partially open viewing platform with the rain pelting down and people with coats and umbrellas up!
The restaurant was within a few minutes walk and although the food choice was limited on the set menu, it was an enjoyable meal in a relaxed atmosphere and served by friendly staff. Great experience.
Super day Restaurant was very small and would have missed it if I blinked but all very clean, bright and modern, staff friendly and attentive, superb food and plenty of it as other reviews stated. The Shard experience was fantastic, very futuristic experience with 2 different lifts taking you at super fast speed up to 72 floors to the top makes your ears pop slightly, and you actually go to the TOP of the Shard jagged top that is open to the sky ! you can reserve a table for tea /snack to make it even more special, the view is awesome you really do see all over London to the fields outside of London.
"Loving London" Simple online booking, easy ticketing. Courteous staff. Lucky enough to have a clear, sunny day. Amazing views, with clear info provided on what to look out for at each angle. Definitely worth the visit. Pricey photos but other reasonable souvenirs in the shop. Azzurro provided very limited menu, but good portions and staff attentive and accommodating. Light and airy inside on a very hot day in noisy London.
Sightseeing Cruise Westminster Pier is close to
Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament (with Big Ben), Horse
Guards, Whitehall and the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.
London Eye Pier is next to the London Eye, County Hall (with the
London Aquarium) and close to the world-renowned South Bank arts complex
(including the Royal Festival Hall).
Tower Pier is right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.Greenwich Pier provides easy access to the World Heritage Centre of Greenwich, home of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark.
Red Rover Timetable - click here
the last boats of the day, please check return times with a member of
staff. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and
other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any
changes to advertised service.
JOURNEY TIMES From Westminster Pier:
From London Eye (Waterloo) Pier:
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All journey times shown are approximate. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic.
View from the shard I thought the view from the shard was spectacular well worth a visit and the all day river cruise was extremely good value
Great adventure ! Good price, Beautiful views. we chose The Shard first and after the boat cruise it was dark outside. we had an incredible view of London
I highly recommended!
The View from The Shard & City Cruises Fantastic experience for my older daughter's birthday. We all enjoyed our day out unfortunately spoilt only by the cloudy weather at the time of our visit to The Shard. Not only did we save money by booking ahead of our visit but we also had very little waiting as tickets were quickly swapped for our emailed booking details both at The Shard and City Cruises ticket office.
The Shard & City Cruises Hop-on, Hop-off We had a fantastic day the view from the Shard was amazing, we then went to see the poppies at the Tower of London which was spectacular!! Followed by the river cruise. It was the best day out we have had for years.
The View from The Shard & City Cruises Afternoon Tea Lovely experience helping to make a lovely surprise on Valentine's day.
The Shard and Afternoon Tea Cruise - Fantastic !! 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 !
Excellent 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 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 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. 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 Thoroughly enjoyed it all.
The View from The Shard & City Cruises Afternoon Tea 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 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 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.
Dress Code: Smart casual Seating Arrangements: Private table guaranteed for each party.
Please note that the Symphony is not available from throughout January due to an annual Dry Docking.
Child Policy: Child
prices are available for those aged between 4 and 12 years. No prams,
pushchairs or bassinets are permitted on board and no highchairs are
provided. Children under the age of 4 years of age are not permitted on
board. Please note that there is not a separate child menu.
Menu:Bateaux London reserves the right to change the menus as required without prior notice. Bateaux London does not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts.
River Thames Lunch Cruise Boards: 12.30 Departs: 13.00 Returns: 14.30
Please note that boat departure will be prompt. Boats cannot wait for late comers.
Symphony lunch cruise Excellent day
The Shard & Lunch Cruise We were a party of 7, for my son's 21st Birthday.
we all enjoyed the shard great views nice clear and sunny day.
The lunch cruise was GREAT 10 out of 10, the food was good the service good too,
the information as we traveled was good too.
All in All a Great day, would recommend.
Super treat This was a great day out without a hitch. Having identified dates for the gift voucher staff at Discount London offered clear advice and vouchers were quickly dispatched. These were readily accepted at the attractions.
The boat trip with lunch was relaxing and special. I would do it again. The Shard visit was very efficiently managed and there was a thrill at being in the highest building in London.
Thanks Discount London!
Highlight of our holiday in London This was very good value for money and the highlight of our holiday. We were fortunate with the sunny weather and the lunch was delicious. I would recommend visiting the Shard in the early morning when it opens - the view was magnificent!
The Shard and Symphony lunch cruise Fabulous weather, good food, wonderful scenery and perfect company, couldn't have wished for a better day. Staff friendly and value for money.
The Shard & Symphony Lunch Cruise I arranged this as a surprise for my wife on our 4th Wedding Anniversary. We had a fantastic day and could not fault anything.
I would recommend this to anyone.
london trip In spite of the weather we enjoyed both parts of the trip. Everyone was very professional and made us most welcome, even to the extent of being given an extension to our Shard tickets so that we could see the views in the sun at a later date.
Lovely day out in London :-) Great service, very nice and friendly staff on the cruise. We enjoyed the food while we saw the city from a different perspective.
The view from the top of The Shard was amazing too.
Great Morning in London We went to the Shard viewing platform, floor 68, at 10.00 am and found some great views including the Tower of London with the ring of Poppies, fantastic. Afterwards we made our way to the Embankment Pier where we caught the Symphony for a fabulous lunch cruise, great meal with great company while passing all the sights of London, still plenty of time for shopping. What a fantastic day.
Would definitely recommend I chose this trip for my partners 30th birthday. I looked around at other companies and most were a view from the shard and then dinner / afternoon tea miles away somewhere else.
When I saw a riverboat lunch and a trip up the shard I thought the price was good so went for it.
All I can say is what an amazing day. The trip on the boat was amazing, such lovely surroundings, staff were so polite and friendly. Lunch was served and I was expecting it to be what you would normally have in London, not much. The food came out and it was spot on. Every course was delicious and the commentary was very informative.
After lunch it was only a short walk to the shard and again we were really impressed. The only thing that let this trip down was the weather as it was a bit hazy at the top of the shard.
Normally I don't fill these things out but if you want a good day out which is reasonably priced then do this.
We are already planning on taking friend and family next time.
Sample Lunch Cruise Menu (subject to change)
Smoked & fresh salmon terrine pickled cucumber, caper mayonnaise, buttered whole grain breadOrRoot Vegetable and Goat Cheese Cake with parsnip mousse (v)* * *Chicken ballotine, sweet potato mash, fine beans, rocket pestoOrAubergine, Tomato and Feta Tart, sweet potato, French beans, rocket pesto (v)* * *Cherry frangipane tart (n)* * *Fairtrade Coffee or Tea
NB. We reserve the right to change menus as and when required without prior notice. We do not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts