Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic…
Cruise down the River Thames and see some of the city’s most historic sights, while feasting on a delicious 2-course dinner with coffee and tea. See…
See the sights of London from a vintage open-top bus. The comedic tour guides on board will take you on an immersive sightseeing tour with…
Admire the sprawling metropolis of London from the 72nd floor of its newest landmark, The Shard. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city from…
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio…
Discover the highlights of London and visit the sights of the city with free or priority entry. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral, Madame Tussaud's, or the…
With so much on offer for visitors as well as the people who live and work there, London's Shard is so much more than just Western Europe's tallest building. Check out these highlights and experience the "vertical city" for yourself!
Take a double-decker elevator up to London's best view. Tickets aren't cheap, but if the cloudy English weather spoils the 40-mile panoramas, you can go back another time for free!
If you visit just one of the restaurants in the Shard, try this ode to contemporary English cuisine. From Sunday lunch to afternoon tea, every tradition comes creatively reimagined.
The Shard's artisan deli is a must for coffee and cake. After tasting their signature pastries, you'll need a will of steel not to leave with goodies to take home!
With 5-star suites and breathtaking views, the Shangri-La is the perfect place for a romantic getaway at the height of luxury.
Serious swimmers be warned: the highest hotel swimming pool in Europe is more a place to relax by day and party by night! Unfortunately, before 8pm it is only open to hotel guests.
The closest Tube station is London Bridge, accessible via the Northern and Jubilee lines. The station is also served by some overground lines. On sunny days, visitors might prefer the stroll along the Thames' Southbank from Waterloo, or across London Bridge from Monument.
Parking is available on Kipling Street and Southwark Bridge Road nearby. Drivers should take note that the Shard is situated within London's congestion charge zone, applicable between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.
There is a smart-casual dress code at most of the Shard's restaurants and bars. If you plan to visit any of them, avoid wearing sportswear, shorts, or flip-flops.
- When to visitOpen daily from 10AM - 10PM, though the times will vary slightly in the winter (or if there is a special event!).
- What is the price?Tickets are available from £19 (reduced).
- Will I need a guide?No.
- How to get thereLondon Bridge is the nearest subway station (Jubilee and Northern lines). The entrance to the Shard is on Joiner Street.
- Additional tips
- Dress smart-casual so that you fit in, should you dine at the restaurants and bars.
- Book a ticket online in advance!
What People Are Saying About The Shard
Wow, it was amazing so well organised, friendly & helpful staff allowed to stroll around with free audio guide at own pace, refreshments & facilities available. Interactive & free telescopes in many languages to help you spot landmarks. Fun facts on each side of Shard, even saw the window cleaners in action who were friendly & smiled for the cameras.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend this trip. Perfect in every way, nice food and wonderful staff.
My husband and I booked this tour last minute and would recommend it to anyone heading to London. Borough Market wasn't even on our radar, so getting to see such an interesting and tasty place was great! Steve was a great guide and storyteller :) We were a little skeptical initially about cost, but the amount and quality of food (and drinks!) that were made available to us was well worth it.
A great way to see many of the top tourist sights in London. Relaxed & very entertaining commentary told us new facts about the area that we were unaware of. Highly recommend!
I don't understand why it costs so much - we did spend an hour on the 2 viewing platforms, as the view was impressive; however, information about the building was almost completely lacking, which was disappointing. A friend who went soon after it opened said there was a small museum/display about the building, but all we found was a shop, not selling anything we might want to buy. I had bought 'The View' (again very expensive), and we found some errors/omissions. Eg the Globe was just visible, but is not shown, the Oxo Tower is now hidden by a new building, Southwark Cathedral is not named, though very visible just below The Shard; this photo sheet needs to be updated every few months, as new buildings are appearing all the time!