Prices

  • £25.95 Adult
  • £19.95 Child (4-15)
  • Infant (0-3)
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The View From The Shard Fast – Track Entry

Experience the incredible sights from the viewing platform at The Shard, standing at twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city.  The stunning views of the world’s greatest city span an unbelievable 40 mile (64km) radius, standing at an impressive 1,016ft or 310 metres high.




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Tour Highlights

  • London's highest and most stylish attraction
  • The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe at 1,016ft (310m)
  • The viewing platform offers a 360 degree, 40 mile view
  • Fully flexible entry time for the date you select
  • Stay on the viewing platform for as long as you want
  • Avoid the queues with fast-track entry
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The View from The Shard

Experience the incredible sights from the viewing platform at The Shard, standing at twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city.  The stunning views of the world’s greatest city span an unbelievable 40 mile (64km) radius, standing at an impressive 1,016ft or 310 metres high.

The lift travels at six metres per second, meaning you travel from Level 1 to Level 68 in about 60 seconds!  The main viewing gallery on Level 69 is a spectacular three storeys high, flooded with light in the daytime and the perfect place to see the glittering lights of London at night.

For an even higher experience, venture to the partially outdoor viewing gallery on Level 72.  Exposing yourself to the elements at this breathtaking height; you’ll be surrounded by the famous ‘shards’ of glass that form the top of The Shard.

Shard Promotion

Kids Go Free at The View from The Shard in October half term (21st – 29th October 2017).  One adult ticket purchased will permit two free child entry tickets.  An adult is a person aged 16 years and older and a child is someone aged 4-15 years. Under 4’s do not require a ticket.



Important Information

  • Your fully flexible ticket means that you do not need to advise a time for your visit, you are free to visit at any time on the date you have selected.
  • At very busy times, you may encounter a short wait before entering.

Tour Inclusions

  • Entrance to View from The Shard
  • Audio Guides in 11 Languages

Venue Information

The View from The Shard, Joiner Street, London Bridge, London, SE1

Nearest Underground and Train Station: London Bridge

Opening times

April – October

Sunday to Thursday – Open 10.00am -22.00pm (last entry 20:30pm).
Friday and Saturday – Open 10.00am -23.00pm (last entry 21:30pm) .

November – March

Sunday – Wednesday  – Open 10.00am – 19.00pm (last entry 17:30pm).
Thursday – Saturday – Open 10.00am – 22.00pm (last entry 20.30pm).



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.