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The View from The Shard

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Address: Joiner Street, London SE1, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of The Shard,...

The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe and London's newest landmark. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, it offers visitors spectacular 360 degree views over the UK's capital for up to 40 miles.

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US$32.87*
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The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne
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US$56.61*
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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard
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The View from The Shard Dual Entry Day and Night Experience Tickets

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Fantastic experience!

Second visit here, still great views and a wonderful experience. Well organised and efficiently run. Smooth but fast lifts with such great 360 degree views of the City and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Now while the views are indeed true my spectacular, for the steep price, limited activities/entertainment when you do eventually make it to the top, and also plastic cups etc at the cafe/bar, this is definitely a 'once' in a lifetime excursion. There's only so much you can look out over a smoggy London. Go once and avoid a repeat trip... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived early for my pre-booked visit to the viewing gallery. Told to go away and come back in 10 minutes. Returned 10 minutes later and told to go away and come back in 20 minutes. Returned 20 minutes later and told to join lengthy queue as lift(s) were broken. This is supposed to be a high tech experience, (the security... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second visit here, still great views and a wonderful experience. Well organised and efficiently run. Smooth but fast lifts with such great 360 degree views of the City and surroundings. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent 360 degree view of London. You get your pictures taken but it is pricey and they only offer Champagne with no options for other lagers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Prices will raise eyebrows as it is definitely overpriced but it is certainly something you have to experience at least once whilst in London. The views are breathtaking.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff are all so helpful and friendly, we made it on time to see the sunset which was a lovely site. Great views and a very interesting building. We didnt stay for long, not much to do once you have walked around, the drinks kept it interesting for us as we wanted to stay for the sunset. Wouldnt go... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the shard is not to be missed. Some spectacular views for excellent photo opportunities. I'd suggest prebooking online to save long queues and it would save £6 per person. There is a small bar and coffee should you wish to have refreshment or celebrate with a glass of champagne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right by London Bridge stations, this is an awesome sight from the ground and veiws from the top are breathtaking. This you must do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother enjoyed, I enjoyed mulled wine as I suffered a lot looking at the glass as only thing separating me from thin london air...good attraction though

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Bolton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to see London and easily beats the London Eye for comfort and style. If you get the chance then do it as you can spend as long as you like at the viewing platforms, there's a bar for drinks and viewing binoculars to zoom in on places of interest.

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