The View from the Shard - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The View from the Shard

The highest public viewing platform in the UK.

Access is for two floors at the very top of the building, one indoor floor, and the top level which is open to the skies.

Tickets are usually for timed entry, but there is no official time limit on how long a visit has to last.

Ticket prices are for when booked in advance. Turning up on the day costs more.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


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The View from the Shard,
Railway Approach,
London,
SE1 9SG

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Future events at The View from the Shard

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

 

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to The View from the Shard

The nearest station is London Bridge which is 0.1 miles away.


The View from the Shard - Latest News

Half price annual passes to the View from the Shard
Half price annual passes to the View from the Shard

The annual pass to visit the top of The Shard is currently half-price, so you can have as many visits as you like for a whole year for just under £40.

Half price View from the Shard offer for Black Friday
Half price View from the Shard offer for Black Friday

The View from the Shard – the viewing floors at the top of the skyscraper are offering a half-price deal on their annual ticket passes.

Half price tickets to the View from the Shard
Half price tickets to the View from the Shard

The View from the Shard – the viewing floors at the top of the skyscraper are offering open-dated tickets at half price for a couple of weeks.

Return to the View from the Shard
Return to the View from the Shard

Just over four years ago, a bright morning had me up at the top of the Shard for a look. Time to go back for another look.

Tickets Alert: Cheap entry to The Shard for a Year
Tickets Alert: Cheap entry to The Shard for a Year

If you get up early next Monday morning, you’ll could be able to get an annual pass for unlimited visits to The Shard for a whole year.

The Shard testing a lighting display this weekend
The Shard testing a lighting display this weekend

Looks like The Shard is up to something, as they will be testing some lighting effects over the weekend in the early hours.

Vintage panoramas of modern London
Vintage panoramas of modern London

Hand-drawn panoramas of London taken from balloons were a staple diet of Victorian newspapers, and in the modern age, similar photos from up high can be equally captivating.

Early morning photo opportunity at The Shard
Early morning photo opportunity at The Shard

The View from The Shard is having a couple of early morning openings for photographers, and will be relaxing the usual ban on tripods and other heavy equipment that are not permitted during normal open hours.

Watch the Red Arrows from the top of The Shard
Watch the Red Arrows from the top of The Shard

There is one day of the year where you can be absolutely certain of a major military flypast over London followed by the Red Arrows — on The Queen’s official birthday in June.

Photos from the top of The Shard skyscraper
Photos from the top of The Shard skyscraper

In a few weeks time, London’s latest tourist attraction opens as the viewing floors at the top of The Shard skyscraper start welcoming their first paying customers.

Boris on top of The Shard
Boris on top of The Shard

Yes, it’s a blatant PR stunt, but Mayor Boris went not just to the top of The Shard today, but actually a little bit higher than even that – as he climbed up the crane sitting on the very top

The Shard Arises – Aug/Sept 2010
The Shard Arises – Aug/Sept 2010

Latest in the roughly monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. At the end of July the rise of the flooring structure around the base of the core, and the emergence of a “mini-core” to

The Shard Arises – July 2010
The Shard Arises – July 2010

Latest in the monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. At the end of June the concrete core had just surpassed Guys Hospital, but at the end of July was quite noticeably higher. Also of

The Shard Arises – June 2010
The Shard Arises – June 2010

Latest in the monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. After a couple of months of idleness, the building has really started to rocket upwards and this month, the concrete core overtook the Guys Hospital

The Shard Arises – April & May 2010
The Shard Arises – April & May 2010

After a bit of a hiatus, a resumption of my (supposedly) monthly updates about The Shard tower being built by London Bridge. After doing almost nothing during April, the Shard has over the past couple of weeks finally started rising

The Shard Arises!
The Shard Arises!

A few months ago I decided to start taking regular photos of the skyline to document the construction of The Shard from my home. Umm, a bit of laziness in taking photos and incompetence in keeping some of the ones

Watching The Shard go up
Watching The Shard go up

Looking up from the desk where I spend rather too much time typing on a computer keyboard, I can see the embryonic stages of a new skyscraper starting to rise up over London.

The Shard at London Bridge
The Shard at London Bridge

The Shard, a super-tall skyscraper which will start rising up over London will be very visible from my flat when finished – to the point of being the dominant item on the skyline.

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