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Are you looking to visit The Shard? Thanks to its sheer size and striking design, The Shard has quickly become one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks and a ‘must do’ for locals and tourists alike.
Ever since the completion of its eagerly anticipated, ground-breaking construction, it has loomed large over the hearts and minds of Londoners, being named the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe.
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Shard. To book cheap tickets to visit The Shard, take a look at our selection of offers below.
What is The Shard?
Otherwise known as a “vertical city”, The Shard was designed as a place in London to work, eat and relax. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the iconic glass pyramid reigns tall over London and was opened to the public in February 2013. Previously crowned the London Bridge Tower, The Shard got its nickname due to its unusual shape resembling a shard of glass.
Boasting unobstructed 360-degree views of the capital for up to 40 miles at 800ft, it’s no wonder it’s so popular with locals and international tourists alike.
The tallest building in the UK, The Shard boasts prize-winning restaurants, deluxe offices and the renowned five-star Shangri-La Hotel. But most importantly, The Shard offers the UK’s highest viewing platform, The View from The Shard.
Placed in the heart of London’s Southwark borough, The Shard is easily accessible by a surplus of local transportation.
Why visit The Shard?
Situated on London’s South Bank, The Shard boasts some of the best views in the city. Towering over the bank of the River Thames, The Shard offers unbeatable panoramic views of Tower Bridge, Greenwich and Canary Wharf.
As the highest point in London, a trip to The Shard allows you to breathe in iconic landmarks such as the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral and the spectacular London Eye.
And if that wasn’t enough, The Shard is laced with award-winning eateries as home to seven bars and restaurants: Bar 31, TĪNG Restaurant and Lounge, GŎNG Bar, Aqua Shard, Oblix, Hutong and Sky Lounge – you’ll be able to get a taste of London’s finest cuisine.
Sit back and relax whilst taking in some of the best views in London and experience world-class cuisine like no other.
How can I book tickets to see The Shard?
Thanks to Discount London, booking tickets is easy. You’ll not only find the best rates for stand-alone The Shard prices, but also jaw-dropping Shard offers on an array of lunch, dinner, attraction and sightseeing packages that get the very best out of London.
View from The Shard tickets offer so much more than admission to one of London’s premier attractions - they provide a fascinating insight into the city’s secrets that you just can’t find anywhere else.
Combine interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art technology with spellbinding views over the capital. Marvel at unbeatable panoramas that stretch for forty miles in every direction, and experience one of the most impressive cities in the world in a truly unique fashion.
What’s included in The Shard ticket price?
Included as standard on all tickets is access to the Sky Boutique Souvenir Shop (level 68), the Indoor Viewing Gallery (level 69) and the Open Air Skydeck (level 72).
How long can I stay for?
Time slots for entry to The Shard are available every half an hour. You will be asked for your preferred entrance time when booking your ticket.
Once on the Viewing Platform, you can enjoy the experience at your leisure. There are no time limits – so enjoy your day without the need to rush!
If you wish, you are welcome to stay until closing and see London lit up by night.
Make sure to check The Shard website before you go for updated opening and closing times.
What do I need to know before completing my booking?
Before you complete your booking, make sure you know whose name the booking will be under. The person named as the booking lead will need proof of ID on the day of the visit, so please bear this in mind when booking.
When you’re ready, click ‘Buy Tickets’ and you’ll be taken to your shopping basket. Here, you just need to complete the form, letting us know your personal details and billing address. All that’s left to do after that to secure your Shard tickets is check out.
I’ve bought my tickets, what now?
Once you’ve completed your booking, we’ll send you an email to confirm your trip. Then congratulations – you’re off to The Shard!
To make the most of your time in London, it’s best to plan your trip to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. To help you do so, we’ve put together some of our frequently asked questions so you can plan your day.
How do I redeem my View from The Shard ticket on the day?
Once you’ve booked your tickets, make sure that you have printed out a copy of each voucher to bring with you on the day.
Upon entry to The Shard, present your ticket to one of the marshals on the first floor who will be able to escort you to the View from The Shard platform.
For more information, please view our ticket information and prices.
Please note, The View from The Shard Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable terms and conditions.
Can I book The Shard bar for drinks?
Yes! The Shard is home to an array of exclusive bars and restaurants that you can make the most of. However, as the bars are separate from the View from The Shard, you will need to contact them directly.
Please note that your ticket does not include access to the bars or restaurants within The Shard, however refreshments are available at our full-service bar on levels 69 and 72.
You don’t need to book this, just turn up.
Can I book the restaurants at The Shard?
Yes, The Shard is home to seven bars and restaurants serving award-winning food. If you would like to book, contact them directly to make a reservation.
On the day…
Can I take photos at The Shard?
Of course! You’ll be actively encouraged to take pictures to remember the day.
You are welcome to bring in hand-held cameras and mobile phones, however we do ask that these photographs are for personal use only.
If you’re going to post pictures on social media, make sure to use the #ShardView hashtag!
Can I bring a bag?
You may bring a small bag to The Shard but large backpacks and bags are not permitted. There are no cloakroom facilities, so it’s best to make sure you travel with just the essentials.
Are pushchairs allowed at The Shard?
You can take a pushchair to The Shard. Folded pushchairs can be left in the booking hall for free.
Is The Shard wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Shard is accessible for those with disabilities. We offer a step-free experience with lifts placed throughout the attraction.
The Viewing Platform does not have seats as standard, however this can be organised ahead of arrival if required. Wheelchairs can also be loaned out for the duration of the experience for the comfort of guests.
If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff members.
How do I get there?
Where’s The Shard?
Located on the south bank of the River Thames, it’s close to London Bridge Railway and Underground Station.
Close by is the popular Borough Market which boasts a renowned food market and an array of eateries. A stone’s throw from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, The Shard is surrounded by must-see landmarks.
The Shard address is 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG.
Which tube station is closest to The Shard?
The View from The Shard is adjacent to the London Bridge Underground Station. Both the Northern and Jubilee Lines will take you to The Shard.
If you are getting the train to Kings Cross, Euston or St Pancras, the Northern Line will escort you directly to The Shard.
If you are coming by train via Waterloo, hop on the Jubilee Line to The Shard.
Is there parking at The Shard?
The Shard is situated in London’s Congestion Charge zone, meaning you will have to pay to drive in the area.
Parking is available on Ewer Street or Kipling Street, however public transport is recommended.
Can I get a bus or coach?
Yes. London Bridge Bus Station is right outside The Shard and buses taking passengers into the city from Greater London will stop here.
Coach pick-up and drop-off points are restricted around London Bridge. For private parties, the nearest coach bays are at Tower Hill. Southwark Street and Southward Bridge also offer free drop-offs for coaches.
What if I need to get in touch?
If you have any further questions or would like to find out more about your trip before you book, you can contact us on 020 8295 8383. Our friendly team are always on hand to help you plan your trip and book your Shard tickets.
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