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The View from The Shard

Highlights / General details

We are a premium visitor attraction at the top of the European Union's (EU) tallest building, and London’s newest landmark, The Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, we offer spectacular views over London for up to 40 miles. We are almost twice as high as any other vantage point in the city, and the only place where visitors can see the entire city at once.


Access to three different viewing platforms, including 360° views on Level 69 and the open-air floor on Level 72.

Entrance options: Morning: Open-11:59am, Afternoon: Noon-5:59pm, Evening: 6:00pm-Close.



Hours of operation

Our normal opening hours are as follows:

1 April - 24 October: Open daily 10am - 10pm (last entry 9.30pm).

25 October - 31 March: Sunday to Wednesday 10am - 7pm (last entry 6pm); Thursday to Saturday 10am - 10pm (last entry 9pm).

We are closed on 25 December.

Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled entry time.


The Shard is located beside London Bridge Station, Joiner Street, London SE1.

Additional Information

The time slot booked should be the guest’s preferred entry time. We will do our best to accommodate that preference. If for some reason we are not able to we ask that you leave a secondary option. If neither are available, the booking can be cancelled or moved to another date at no charge to the guest.

Participant restrictions

Children aged up to three do not require a ticket.


Please make sure to bring your “Confirmation Voucher” WITH YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER LISTED.

Certain items cannot be brought in to The View including large bags and rucksacks, generally over the size of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) or other large equipment. Although we have no cloakroom facility for bags, folded pushchairs can be left in the designated area in the booking hall for free but bags and coats cannot be left with them.

Open containers of food or drink cannot be brought into The View.

Tickets for The View are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Please note that if your preferred time is not available, the next available time will be selected.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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