London is home to the tallest building in Western Europe and you can access the platform to take in the breathtaking views at 310 metres above the city!
The View From The Shard
The View From The Shard is a very popular attraction with tourists and locals alike. If you are looking to mark a special occasion or simply want to get an unrivalled view of London then look no further than The View From The Shard. This unique attraction have created a range of experiences to make sure you remember your trip for all of the right reasons. Here are some popular experiences offered by The Shard:
- Champagne Experience at The Shard
- UK’s highest virtual reality experience
- Silent disco at The Shard
- Family experience at The Shard
- Day & night experience
Shard Discount Codes were last updated on 2nd October 2022:
Deals are also available with these Viator voucher codes.
Ticket types at The View From The Shard
As is common with many popular experience destinations, you can buy different ticket types depending on what you are looking for and who you are going with. We have taken a look at the different ticket types at The Shard so that you don’t have to!
This is the standard entry ticket that has different price brackets for children (4-15) and adults (16+) as well as disabled and family options. This ticket gives you access to the 72nd viewing platform without any time limits on your stay and a guaranteed free return if the clouds get in the way of your view!
At this height, you can see across London and beyond with a 40 miles panoramic view from this incredible structure. With so much to see, the friendly staff are on hand to help you understand what you are looking at and taking pictures of! Get your camera ready as the views are Instagram worthy and make great pictures to print (see: £5 off photo printing).
Can you buy shard tickets on the day?
Tickets can be bought on the day of your visit but have to be booked in advance of turning up. This is mainly because you need to secure your slot. You are unable to get discounted tickets on the day and the best prices are typically available when you book more than 14 days in advance.
If you are able to book your Shard ticket in advance then you can use discount codes for the attraction. At the moment you can get 15% or more off which is a big saving for no extra work!
Virtual Reality at The Shard
One of the latest additions to the experiences offered at The Shard is an exciting Virtual Reality offering. There are 2 virtual reality experiences that you can test your nerve with while 800ft in the air. Put your headset on and feel like you are going down a slide at 100mph or face your fears with Vertigo, feel like you are walking across a not-yet-build Shard at a great height.
Tickets for the Virtual Reality at The View From The Shard can be bought in advance online or on the day of your visit. There is a £10 surcharge to a general admission ticket and is worth every penny!
Champagne experience at The Shard
Want to make your visit even more special? Book at Champagne experience to add a glass of Moët Chandon to your ticket that you can enjoy while being among the clouds. It is advisable to book this in advance and you save 15% on this general admission ticket upgrade.
Day and night experience at The Shard
There is never a bad time of day to take in the extensive views on offer from The Shard but this day & night ticket is the best way to see the best of both worlds. During the day you can see the 40 mile panoramic views and at night you can see the very special spectacle of London lit up at night.
The main restriction of this ticket is that you need a 3 hour break between visits. This gives you time to enjoy London (see our guide to London for inspiration) and then return ready to be amazed by how the same view is now so different.
There is a £10 surcharge on a general admission ticket to benefit from this day & night experience.
Family experience tickets at The Shard
The View From The Shard makes for a great day out for the whole family so a family experience ticket is very popular. If you want to save money then this ticket will admit 2 adults and up to 3 children to the 72nd floor Skydeck as well as the boutique and indoor viewing platform.
To keep children entertained and engaged with the magnificent views ahead of them, you can get an activity sheet and game of “spot the landmarks”. Adults have also been known to enjoy this game…
Packages for The View From The Shard
Want to add a meal to your day out in London? You can get a package that includes general admission for 2 adults and a 3-course meal for 2 at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co that includes a cocktail too!
Not only does this make the day extra-special, it also saves you money through a 40% discount that is available when you book this package.
If afternoon tea is more your thing then you can book tea for 2 at Brasserie Blanc when buying your Shard View tickets and save over 25%. Get the full details and book this deal here.
Staying Near The Shard
There is a good selection of accommodation available near The Shard and you can browse the best locations and deals on the map below.
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The Shard is conveniently located at London Bridge train and tube station. When you arrive at the station, the entrance to The View experience is well signposted and you will be directed to the dedicated entrance. Tube/train is by far the best way to arrive at The Shard as there are no drop-off or parking spaces on-site.
Tube lines: Northern and Jubilee
Bus routes: 43, 48, 141, 149 and 521
When travelling around London, you can plan your journey with TFL for free.
If you are looking to travel from outside of London then you can save money on your train tickets by booking in advance on this website.