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The View from The Shard

Joiner Street, London SE1, England
+44 844 499 7111
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Joiner Street, London SE1, England
+44 844 499 7111
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited the Shard to celebrate my boyfriend’s 18th and his dad’s 50th. Customer service was great, we were greeted and shown to a table straight away. We all loved that starters and deserts were buffet-style. We were not rushed to eat/leave. Overall, a very positive...More

Thank Lois N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this trip. It’s calm and well organised. We went on a Sunday and prebooked the champagne experience. It’s not crowed and the views are breathtaking. We’ve done the Burj Kalifa and it felt like a mini experience of that. The staff were fantastic...More

Thank Cathey P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful views and a wonderful way to enjoy the London skyline. Cocktails around £8 and a selection of 4 to choose from. Security checks on the door and no overcrowding at the top which makes for a safe and enjoyable experience. All the staff are...More

Thank TravelMoreMiles
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in London,going through the entrance doors you are met by friendly staff who guide you to the correct lifts, there are two stages first one is 68 floors, then you walk out onto the final lift which is 33 floors,...More

Thank parking65
Reviewed yesterday

Took my daughter here to celebrate her 18th and was not disappointed. The view was spectacular, the Rose champagne was great and I really enjoyed the VR experience. We even bought the picture pack on leaving which I generally stay clear of. Well worth the...More

Thank mcburgess2001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited last night at 5:30, entry was quick. We took 2 separate lifts and were soon at the top, unfortunately it seemed like most of London was too. A lot of people were just stood in the same spot with their drinks/cakes so very hard...More

Thank ScubamommaDevon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch,very expensive, but you paying for the views I would recommend only having a starter and main, or main and dessert

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tall and modern building in London gives the best view of the city you can imagine. Go at evening to have dinner or just to have a drink and have an awsome 360 degres view of London,s beauties: the London Bridge, St Pauls, the...More

Thank mariacristinaocampo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shard in London is of course one of the most significant buildings in the city, being the tallest skyscraper in the UK . It is well worth looking at in its own right from ground level for the incredible nature of the spire-like architecture...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited at 1pm on a Thursday and so there was plenty of room for viewing. Despite it being a little misty we could still see most of London and took some great photographs. As it was my husband’s birthday I had booked a glass...More

Thank Meldavisuk
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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Jim B
10 October 2017|
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Response from NorthernLass278 | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 2 hours but if you try the VR activities or enjoy the champagne bar add another hour
Thaminah C
9 October 2017|
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Response from Meldede | Reviewed this property |
You get one picture taken before you go up, then you can purchase it after. There's also a man going around with a camera in case you won't your picture taken. Not sure if this is what you are referring to or not. I'd just... More
Cristina S
23 September 2017|
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Response from dogKent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no I can't remember, we did have some amazing cocktails though!!