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Tips for visiting The Shard

Most people spend at least one hour at The Shard, but there's lots to see, so it might be best to set aside at least two hours. This way you're not rushing around. It will also give you time to grab some food at one of The Shard's many restaurants.

Every hour is a fine time for a visit to The Shard, but the experience is not as magical on a dull day. On a sunny day, you'll get the full majestic panorama of London in all its glory, and the sunshine makes the skyscrapers gleam. You can recognise a lot of buildings in the daylight too.

Head up just before sunset and your tickets to The Shard will buy you the best of both worlds. There's nothing quite as wonderful as watching the lights come on across London, and seeing the sun sink behind the buildings.

There are several restaurants and bars inside The Shard.

Aqua Shard serves up contemporary British cuisine on the 31st floor, and also boasts a three-storey atrium bar, while Oblix offers sophisticated casual dining on the 32nd floor. On the 33rd floor, Hutong serves the delicious and diverse cuisines of Northern China.

TĪNG brings a flavour-fest of popular Asian cuisine merged with classic British gastronomy inside the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, located on the 35th floor. Also in the Shangri-La Hotel is the Sky Lounge on level 34, offering light bites with its breathtaking views of London. If you're feeling fancy, try the luxurious Sunday brunch, partnered with Veuve Clicquot.

GŎNG Bar is a great place for a romantic sunset cocktail or late-night drinks with friends.

Everyone entering The Shard will go through an airport security-type process. All bags will be scanned, and any dangerous items will be removed.

Strollers must be left downstairs. There's a lift to the first viewing level, and then stairs, so your prams and buggies wouldn't make it all the way up.

You are permitted to carry water and snacks, so stock up as it can be pricey inside.

At 309.6 metres tall, The View from The Shard is officially the highest viewpoint in the UK! This makes it the perfect place to start your London tour, and will help put into perspective the sheer size of London.

The bird's-eye view of the streets, cabs, buses and buildings below will give you the chance to decide where you want to explore next. Quite simply, The Shard has one of the best views of the British capital, and the whole family will get something out of a visit here.

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Elena,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
16 May 2023
Honestly, I was scared of having paid for a scam before I reached my first attraction. I was not :). I'm very happy with my purchase. Tickets on attractions' websites are much more expensive. Easy...
Honestly, I was scared of having paid for a scam before I reached my first attraction. I was not :). I'm very happy with my purchase. Tickets on attractions' websites are much more expensive. Easy to use, just scan it at the entrance.
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James,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
27 Mar 2023
Highly recommend this experience, we had a fantastic time. The best way to see London, at night it was especially good as you don't have to worry about the weather so much. 10/10
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Tautvydas,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
22 Apr 2023
Brilliant, understanding and helpful staff. Top tier drinks with a bit of a pricey tag on it 😅 but the view of the sunset, made it worth it
The View from the Shard

About: The View from the Shard

The 95-story Shard was designed by world renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. This architectural marvel is the tallest building in the European Union, and its distinctive shape has redefined the London skyline.

If you visit The View From The Shard, you'll get a breathtaking 360-degree view of London from more than 300 meters above the city.

The Shard
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 14:00 - 22:00
Friday 14:00 - 22:00
Saturday 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 14:00 - 22:00
Monday Closed
The View from the Shard
32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG, London
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