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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50th celebrations Abs, 12/03/2019 (Family with teenagers)It was a great experience, didn’t know what to expect with the afternoon tea but it was okay and got offered a lot of tea/coffee which was good. It was a great price which included both the shard and cruise. Staff on the cruise were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Amazing and good value for money Shyam, 27/12/2018 (Young Adults)Amazing experience! Definitely recommend, worth the price, good service and nice selection of sandwiches and cakes on cruise, view from shard was a good experience as well, worth a visit.
Excellent Steve E, 17/11/2018 (Senior Adults)We had a great day out. It was my wife's 65th Birthday, we had a window seat on the cruise. The food was excellent and most importantly, they remembered and dealt with a food allergy, ( my wife is allergic to chocolate- really!). It wasn't just one cup of tea either, top-ups were plentiful and regular, which suits us.
Our visit to the Shard went very well too, pity about the weather, but there's nothing anyone can do about that. No waiting time, our 6pm booking was seamless and we weren't chased out after our allocated half hour slot. This might be a bit different at really busy times, but on our visit, we stayed for 45 minutes. A 100% success as this was a surprise for my wife, well done Discount London, City Cruises and the Shard.
Amazing Experience Korine, 23/10/2017 (Mature Adults)Booked the afternoon tea and View from The Shard for my partners birthday & it was such a brilliant day! Booking was easy, the whole process was so simple and straight forward and every thing went even better than I expected. The service on the cruise was spot on, staff were friendly and helpful and the food was lovely, the shard was a little busier than expected but other than that it was an amazing experience!!! Definitely feel as though I got so much value for money! Will book future events again using Discount London 😁
Top View dad, 08/08/2017 (Mature Adults)View from The Shard experience was excellent; make sure to visit the 72nd floor, why is partly open to the elements - very refreshing on a hot day! The afternoon tea could be improved by a better sound system on the boat; the sound was of such poor quality it was difficult to make out the speech, so the description and history being told was lost.
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 !
Excellent 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.
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