Visitors to London can enjoy The View from The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Situated at the top of The Shard, the viewing gallery is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. The View from The Shard offers visitors a 360-degree view of London for up to 40 miles.
The Shard is one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the city of London. The Shard’s developer and joint owner, Irvine Sellar, had an ambitious vision to create an architecturally striking vertical city incorporating retail, offices, hotel, apartments, restaurants and a public viewing gallery. His idea was to build a diverse vibrant community and provide multiple areas within which the public could experience the building and its magnificent views. All of this astride one of London’s major transport hubs.
The viewing gallery
The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck are located on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 metres (802 feet). On 1st February 2013, the viewing gallery was officially opened by Boris Johnson who at that time was the Mayor of London. One million people visited the attraction in its first year of operation, including a Royal visit from Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip In November 2013. A record day of sales with 6161 visitors was recorded on Valentine’s Day 2015 when 2,414 glasses of champagne were poured and a marriage proposal took place on average every 30 minutes.
The View from The Shard Tickets
You are able to choose the date and time of your visit and can enter up to 30 minutes from the time printed on your ticket. Visits to the view from the Shard are crowd-free and visitors are allowed to stay as long as they wish and enjoy the experience at their leisure. There is a weather guarantee meaning that in the event of bad weather you’ll be able to return for free (subject to terms and conditions).
View from the Shard
Visitors to the viewing gallery at the Shard can take in the magnificent views of some of Londons most famous landmarks including:
* Tower Bridge
* 20 Fenchurch Street home of The Sky Garden
* HMS Belfast
* 30 St Mary axe (aka The Gerkin)
* St Pauls Catherdral
Alternative Ways to See London from Above
There are a number of alternative ways that you can see London from above. These include the famous and very popular London Eye and the lesser-known Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street which is free to enter. All of these attractions offer magnificent views of the city.
Travelling to The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard is located at the top of The Shard building, moments from London Bridge station and conveniently situated amongst a variety of transport links.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station to The View from The Shard is London Bridge Station. When exiting from London Bridge Station, turn left and go down the escalator, this will take you to Joiner Street where the entrance is located. Search for your train tickets using the Raileasy website.
The nearest tube station is London Bridge Underground Station on the Northern and Jubilee lines. When exiting the underground station, follow the signs for The Shard or Joiner Street.
Travelling by Coach
There are a large number of bus services which stop in the vicinity of The Shard and all the London sightseeing buses also pick up and drop off at these points.
Visit National Express if you want to travel by coach to London.
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