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The View from The Shard

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Address: Joiner Street, London SE1, England
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+44 844 499 7111
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of The Shard,...

The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe and London's newest landmark. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, it offers visitors spectacular 360 degree views over the UK's capital for up to 40 miles.

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US$32.68*
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The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne
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US$56.30*
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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard
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US$45.28*
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The View from The Shard Dual Entry Day and Night Experience Tickets

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Amazing views over the capital would recommend for everyone but book in advance as you will save money

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Amazing views over the capital would recommend for everyone but book in advance as you will save money

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

this is a breathtaking experience and just as importantly it ran like clockwork. the staff were really on the ball, helpful,cheerful and also smart. it's worked so that it was not to crowded. this is really worth a visit. did not have champagne as it understandably comes in a plastic flute

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Suffolk UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Family visit-fantastic views-very helpful staff. Oddly it's deceptively easy to reach the viewing decks both indoor and outdoor. We took loads of pics and chatted about the experience all day. Great!

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Cork, Ireland
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If you have to pick between this and the London Eye then pick the eye. While the Shard is higher the london eye is more bang for your buck. Once you check in at reception you take 2 escalator rides to the top. Once at the top you have an indoor and outdoor viewing decks. I recommend you go outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky to visit on a beautiful clear day in January. The whole experience was breathtaking from the lifts to the views itself. The staff were also very knowledgeable and the Champagne experience made the whole visit worthwhile, would highly recommend.

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Haslemere
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Wonderful experience, amazing views over London helped that we chose such a beautiful day to go. Got two photo packs. Were a little unsure where to go as staff don't seem to make anything that clear but they were friendly enough

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Brighton UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in London yesterday and had an open ticket to go up the Shard, but unfortunately when we got there, the observation desk was closed for a private function! Very disappointing so we just went up to the restaurant (32nd floor) for a quick look. Apparently the notice that it was closed was on the website but I had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to a lot of 'viewing platforms' around, & this is one of the best! You get so close to the top of the building its crazy. We decided to come here earlier in the morning to beat the ques, we had read about the length of the lines so didn't take the risk. We spoke to a fella... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really in two minds as to whether to bother paying the £25 per adult price (£30 on the day) for the view given that we were booked in to a Shard restaurant on the same day. So glad I did. Yes £50 for me and the wife is top whack but what a great experience! We were up there for... More 

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As a keen amateur photographer I really looked forward to our trip. I admit it was a dull day so the view was not as good as it could be however I was very disappointed to find that it was virtually impossible to get a decent picture because the railings were present or reflected at all times. The fake bird... More 

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