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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Complement your experience with a glass of Champagne (upgrade required).
  • Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of England’s capital from the tallest building in Western Europe
  • Snap unbeatable photos from ‘The View,’ the highest floors of The Shard
  • Enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes
  • Upgrade to include a glass of Champagne
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Glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne (if option selected)
Direct entry through the gates – NO NEED TO VISIT TICKET DESK
Food and drinks
Rise above the bustle of central London on this visit to the ‘The View’—the exhilarating observation deck on the highest floors of the Shard. Designed by esteemed architect Renzo Piano in the early 2000s, this record-breaking glass skyscraper gives a contemporary edge to the London skyline, and offers visitors unencumbered views of every city district. 

To begin your visit, make your way to the Shard in the hip London Bridge Quarter near Borough Market. Show your pre-purchased ticket and jump the queue to the next viewing time. Then climb aboard the high-speed elevator, which whisks you to ‘The View,’ located on floors 68, 69, and 72. 

From your lofty vantage point, enjoy unique views of the capital including main attractions like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Quietly soak up the grandeur of the city, or step up to an Interactive telescope to hear background information on the major sites and learn some of the city’s fascinating history. For the more adventurous visitor, head to level 72—the Shard’s open-air viewing platform—for sweeping panoramic views of London. Before heading back into the city, perhaps toast your trip to the highest point in Western Europe with a glass of champagne (available with upgrade).
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The View from The Shard
See further than the eye can see from the tallest building in Western Europe. This ticket is your chance to get access to The View from The Shard. With a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters), The Shard redefines the capital's skyline with its unique design consisting of glass facets inclining toward the top, which is open to the sky. Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed the dynamic building in 2000 and construction started in February 2009. The Shard is situated in the historic London Bridge Quarter among trendy bars and top-end restaurants and near the Borough Market. Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you'll be allocated the next available time slot. Then, via a high-speed elevator, you will be transported to 'The View,' located at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72. Take in unobstructed views of London's best sites including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the London Eye and much more. Interactive telescopes in 11 languages enable you to get background information on what you are seeing, as well as get an understanding of London's past, present and future like you’ve never experienced them before. Level 72, where the top of the building opens to the sky, offers you unbeatable 360-degree views. Upgrade to include a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne and make your experience even more unforgettable.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Saturday and Sunday are popular days and sell out quickly. You are advised to arrive early on these days to confirm your preferred time slot for the day.
  • Children have to be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point
  • If bad weather that affects the view amendments or refunds are not possible
  • Please note on selected dates the opening hours may differ from regular opening hours
  • For security purposes, please bring the credit card used to make this booking, or a form of identification that matches the Lead Traveler name on your ticket, with you on the day of your visit, as this may be checked before entry is allowed.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Shard Viewing Gallery Management Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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    What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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    Traveler Tips

    • "its ok..bit expensive for a view of london..not much of an experience just usual money making tourist site i found london eye better experience and value for money" See review
    • "Totally overprice food, drinks and souvenirs but this is only to be expected and can't detract from the view." See review
    • "Was not a busy day so not much waiting time at lifts." See review


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    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    Not very “direct” entry!
    , Nov 2021
    We got the “fast track” direct entry tickets. Only to be told at the shard that they weren’t fast track tickets and we had to join the back of a very long line. 95 minutes past our booked time we were allowed in. Will not be using viator again!
    Tickets not editable & they don't give e refunds ever
    , Nov 2021
    Bought tickets for £110. Wanted to change the time of entrance. This however was not permitted. No refund or edit of booking optionality. Total disgrace.. do not use!
    We really enjoyed seeing...
    , Nov 2021
    We really enjoyed seeing so much of London from one place. It was a great experience and it was something different to enjoy.
    Terrible Atmosphere
    , Oct 2021
    The most memorable part was seeing the waiter finally standing up for himself after being bullied all afternoon by the Manager (Francesc) The staff were working very hard all afternoon without a moment to spare. All I witnessed was the Manager on the staffs backs all day causing a negative atmosphere. Instead of being on the staffs backs all day why didn’t he do some work to help any problems. If you only have 7 staff covering all the bars there are going to be queues. The staff looked generally fed up and appeared that they did not want to be there. Lesson to be learned ….. Manager speak to staff with respect =staff return respect ! Manager speak to staff in private if there is a problem that way customers are not affected ! Manager keep his team happy then that shows in the atmosphere to the customers. The experience was witnessed by a lot of customers yesterday and the Manager should have handled the situation as a Manager and not that of a pub brawl. It was a shame it ruined our day as a family but a memorable one for the wrong reasons !!
    Only down fall is had to...
    , Oct 2021
    Only down fall is had to wait in a queue quite a while for drinks also dinks are expensive. Other than that a lovely experience
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Best trip to the shard
    , Sep 2021
    Amazing view. Really enjoyed with my frnds, defo recommended. Lovely cocktails and experience was amazing, you have to go and see the view, people in shard are very friendly and helpful.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great experience
    , Sep 2020
    Absolutely loved it!!! Even though it was a little bit rainy when we went was still an amazing view and whole experince! Would defo come again!
    , Aug 2020
    Excellent! Great experience 👍 I highly recommend to go and visit however needs to breathe over the clouds 🥰
    On a high !!!
    , Mar 2020
    We had a fabulous afternoon the staff were very friendly and the view was amazing !!!! Particularly enjoyed the coffee and cake but would like to try the restaurant next time.
    Sunset view
    , Jan 2020
    Amazing experience, perfect for sunset with a delicious glass of champagne! The views from the Shard are incomparable in London. Completely worth it. Love the skip the line feature!

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