Opening to the public on 1st February 2013, The View from The Shard has become one of London’s most popular attractions. Designed by master architect Renzo Piano, The Shard is London’s newest landmark, standing 310m high, and redefining London’s historic skyline. Taking its name from the sculpted design of its appearance, The Shard consists of glass facets that incline inwards, looking like fragments of glass rising from the ground.
The View is located on the 68th, 69th and 72nd floors of The Shard, 244m above the city of London, offering views spanning 40 miles. It’s a high tech, exhilarating experience with 360° views previously unattainable. The View is set at almost twice the height of the London Eye, and is an unrivalled vision of London. It offers a premium visitor experience, housed in one of the most famous buildings in London, a building that has become renowned worldwide.
There are complimentary audio and visual guides available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portugese and Arabic to point out key sights the view offers. There are also Interactive Tell:scopes to inform listeners about London’s past, present and future.
Summer Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 10pm (Last entry 9pm)
New Weather Guarantee!
Guests will be walking on air among the clouds during your visit to The View from The Shard, but if those clouds spoil your view, you can return for just £5 with the new Weather Guarantee which is included in your ticket!
With the Weather Guarantee, if you cannot see at least three of the following five landmarks during the time of your visit, you will be given a return ticket for £5, allowing you to return at a time of your choice within three months: London Eye, 20 Fenchurch Street, Tower Bridge, One Canada Square, St Paul’s Cathedral.
Staff at the ticket desk will let visitors know on the day if the Weather Guarantee has been authorised and will arrange the return ticket. The £5 payment will be taken by cash or card at the ticket desk and you must claim the return ticket on the day of the visit before you leave the attraction.
The View from the Shard is over 1000 feet from ground level-any clients suffering vertigo, enter the View entirely at their own risk. Parents of young children should be aware that the View from the Shard has floor to ceiling glass windows.
Please note: In peak periods and weekends there may be longer average waiting time before the next available time slot. Time slots can be pre booked via ringing our reservation number at the top of the page.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
*Please ensure you print your voucher and hand it to the venue on arrival in exchange for your entry ticket.
*This voucher does not allow you to pre-book, you will need to enter via the on-the-day entrance.
*Entry is subject to availability. You may be required to queue.
*Opening Times do vary.
There are 15 steps leading from the entrance on Joiner Street to the booking hall with handrails on both sides. There is a small lift to the left of these stairs. Entry to the booking hall is through a revolving door or through an automatic door to the right which is 900mm/35.5ins wide.
The booking hall is located on Level 1 of The Shard with step free level access all the way to Level 72. The floor surface is tile, the area is evenly lit with overhead lighting, there is a hearing loop system installed at each desk, and a pen and pad of paper is available at each counter.
Visitor toilets are located on Level 1 and Level 68.
Please ensure you print your voucher and hand it to the venue on arrival in exchange for your entry ticket.
Child ages 4-15 years. Infants under the age of 3 are free of charge. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult, otherwise entry may be refused.
Find out more about the venue's location and how to get there.
The Shard is immediately outside the front of the station. It's so tall you can't miss it!