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The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea Cruise

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. 

We have 1 ticket type for The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea Cruise

1. The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea Cruise
From £53.85  Gate rate £64.00
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Adult £53.85
(over 13 years)
Child £39.00
(2 - 12 yrs)
Infant FREE
(Under 2 yrs)
Sub Total £0.00
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Add on a glass of Champagne at The View from The Shard
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Please advise your preferred entrance time for The Shard.
Please advise any dietary requirements (including vegetarians) for the afternoon tea cruise
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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 19 Reviews for The View from The Shard & Afternoon Tea Cruise

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.

Luisa, 15/01/2015 (Young Adults)
The packag was fantastic!!! Enjoy it a lot, we had a great time. I recommend visit the shard before 2pm because the views in the morning are amazing! Late can be to dark... Thank you!

Great Experience!
YogaAnge, 15/06/2014
We took my family (assorted ages) on this trip to celebrate my husbands birthday and we all had an excellent time. You can walk to the Shard from Waterloo along the Thames. It is a very interesting walk (around 45 minutes ) that takes you past the Globe, the Tate and the Golden Hind. Around these areas it is buzzing with bars and Restaurants. The views from the Shard are amazing and well worth a visit. The customer care experience is a very high standard and very slick. There is a champagne bar on the lower viewing platform that sells champagne at £12 per glass. Great for a celebration ;)

The View from The Shard
Pet, 30/04/2014 (Senior Adults)
Very helpfull lady on the email got back to us when the cruise was not available and gave us the option of still going to the Shard. Enjoyable birthday. Thanks for all the help.

Brilliant and perfect in every way
Hannah, 30/04/2014 (Young Adults)
I booked this for the day after my sisters hen party as I thought it'd be nice to do something chilled and relaxing. She absolutely enjoyed it, the afternoon tea was really nice and came with little snacks, the cruise was amazing from inside, although it was raining it didn't spoil anything, We were also able to go on the roof of the boat to see the views which was brilliant even though we got soaked in the rain. The workers were extremely friendly and very helpful. The cruise lasted about 2 hours which was enough time. We then drove to the Shard which was not far at all, about 10/15 minutes drive. We had arrived earlier than our booked time however this was no issue, we was allowed to go up as soon as we arrived. The staff again were very friendly and polite. The view from the top was beautiful and turned out to be a really nice day out for my sister.

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Discount London regrets to inform you that following the latest advice issued by the British Government concerning the COVID-19 virus, we are currently not accepting bookings traveling prior to the 30th of May. Tickets are still available for a wide range of attractions following this date. In order to assist the UK’s attempts to control the virus’s spread we have also decided to re-arrange existing bookings intending to travel before the 30th of April.

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