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The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

Scenic Lookout
Bermondsey, London
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    Maria D.
    "The most amazing view of London."(7 Tips)
    Alan S.
    "Great views on a sunny day, make sure you visit the 72nd floor !!!"(2 Tips)
    Ken M.
    "Make sure to book your tickets in advance online to save some $$$"(14 Tips)
    "There is a bar and You can buy a bottle of champagne"(3 Tips)
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  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherFebruary 10, 2015
    Lucky we picked the right day to go up Shard View. Best views & beautiful sunset. Go around 430pm & stay through sunset & evening to catch the changing light of the cityscape.
  • Olivian
    OlivianAugust 1, 2013
    Best time to go is in the evening, before sunset: you'll see the city in different 'lights'. If you know your schedule, book online before midnight for a discount. You may stay over the 30 mins slot.
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  • Katie J.heart icon on user image
    Katie JacksonApril 23, 2013
    Book online to avoid disappointment. Check out the open air level too! Queue was pretty much none existent, took 5 mins to get in. Amazing views day & night, well worth the money. Stayed for 3 hours!
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AtwellAugust 22, 2013
    Consider this a must-see attraction in London! Go just before sunset. Note: in the colder seasons, bring a jacket or coat. The very top floor is partially exposed. It can get a little chilly!
  • Klelia R.heart icon on user image
    Klelia RamosApril 23, 2023
    Loved the view it is really amazing and totally worth it - please if you are not used to cold weather, take a jacked with you - it gets coooooold
  • Casey L.
    Casey LambieMay 18, 2018
    If the view is cloudy or rain shuts off the top floor, mention it to staff. They will give you a coupon to go back again - free of charge.
  • Lars T.heart icon on user image
    Lars TrieloffJanuary 19, 2016
    This is definitely one of the best lookout towers in Europe, if not the world. And London is a great city to look down to.
  • Gleb B.heart icon on user image
    Gleb BurovApril 28, 2013
    Bonus: ask for using fire exit. It takes 10 minutes to get from 33 to 1st level.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HartJuly 16, 2018
    London's tallest building and some spectacular views over the city! there are also 3 restaurants in the shard too, slightly lower level but still great views
  • Kyle F.heart icon on user image
    Kyle FairclothApril 27, 2016
    Amazing views...after battling the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city it's lovely to rediscover the beauty of the city from a different perspective.
  • Robert E.
    Robert EklundAugust 8, 2013
    Worth the £25. A great view and you can stay as long as you want admiring it.
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    Drink champagne whilst taking in the breathtaking views across London. There is a small gift shop at the top and a larger gift shop with a wider selection at the entrance before the lifts
  • Jenny B.heart icon on user image
    Jenny BirtNovember 23, 2015
    Best view in London. Would recommend going at night as the best time to appreciate it. May seem pricey but worth every penny when you're up there.
  • cosmic
    cosmicJuly 10, 2013
    Amazing views - as you'd expect. But pricey! £25 per person, plus another £25 if you want the cheesy greenscreen photo and a digital copy too. Still, to do once I'd recommend it.
  • Tim I.
    Tim ItsFebruary 6, 2017
    Didn't feel quite as high as I imagined, but enjoyed the views nevertheless. Can get crowded, but to ease the pain, get a glass of champagne with your ticket! ;)
  • Denis B.heart icon on user image
    Denis BDecember 30, 2017
    Quite expensive tickets, but the best view at London from highest building in Europe. Catch sunny weather and promotional discounts!
  • Steven C.heart icon on user image
    Steven CarneJuly 13, 2013
    Fantastic views but make sure you book your tickets in advance. Afterwards stroll down to the Thames for great views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BeaverAugust 6, 2013
    there is a secret bathroom at the top, providing the best view from any toilet seat in London. Ask the staff at the top.
  • Stef M.heart icon on user image
    Stef MattanaJuly 27, 2016
    A bit expensive but worth every penny. The top floor is like a roof bar so expect people sat on the windows = not easy to stay close tothem
  • Jack S.heart icon on user image
    Jack SmithJanuary 7, 2017
    There's a considerable price difference between booking in advance either online or at the ticket office and purchasing tickets on the day. Its worth planning ahead, even if it's 24 hours.
  • A.J
    A.JFebruary 5, 2013
    Highest point in Europe. Must do if you're in London.. Go to the 72nd floor first before coming down. And brace yourself its cold on top.. :)
  • Amr A.heart icon on user image
    Amr AllafOctober 12, 2017
    Magnificent view from the top! Must do if u like such experiences. The staff was extremely nice and helpful.
  • George M.
    George MacDAugust 25, 2014
    Absolutely fantastic - well worth it. It's like being in a plane over London but actually having the time to enjoy the view!
  • Nicole M.heart icon on user image
    Nicole MillsNovember 2, 2023
    Grab a gelato or a drink from the bar on the top floor.
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AtwellAugust 13, 2013
    Absolutely stunning! One of the must-see attractions in London. Book your tickets in advance to make your entry smooth as silk.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris R (thechristophe)February 12, 2017
    Great views, go just before sunset. Climb the stairs to floor 72 to be outside at the top of the tallest building in the European Union.
  • Lee M.
    Lee McCallumNovember 14, 2020
    The London Shard is just one iconic place on today’s almighty destination for sightseeing. Not one to miss out on!
  • Amber L.heart icon on user image
    Amber LeniorOctober 28, 2018
    Beautiful view, delicious ice cream at the top. There is also a bar and other food stands.
  • @AnnieOnline
    @AnnieOnlineAugust 5, 2015
    Make sure to use the Loo with a View! Floor 68
  • José F.
    José FernandezApril 24, 2013
    Great view over London, compare it to Empire State Building view in NYC. But quite expensive (29,90 £) to go up and down in less than 20 minutes...
  • Hervé
    HervéSeptember 6, 2014
    The best view of London. There is a bar and You can buy a bottle of champagne
  • Dean
    DeanApril 8, 2015
    Incredibly expensive, £60 for two adults. Great views of London but wouldn't do it again.
  • Camille V.heart icon on user image
    Camille VerdierOctober 15, 2015
    Amazing view at an expensive cost. It's worth going there once to see the whole of London, as it is quite an amazing sight. Don't forget to reserve your ticket in advance! And try going at sunset
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PJuly 17, 2013
    A truly sublime spot! Try to be there for sunset and don't forget your headphones and good music!
  • Allen J.
    Allen JenningsAugust 29, 2013
    Buy online to save money and then book in advance to guarantee your time of visit. The views are worth every penny, just amazing.
  • Ken M.heart icon on user image
    Ken MizunoAugust 3, 2013
    Amazing viewpoint of London! Make sure to book your tickets in advance online to save some $$$
  • Giorgio M.
    Giorgio MazzeiAugust 8, 2014
    Expensive, but the view is amazing. Do try the toilets with the glass exterior wall between the two lifts to the top.
  • Sony N.
    Sony NairFebruary 17, 2013
    Book tickets in advance at as all slots are usually booked if you just turn up:
  • Nada B.heart icon on user image
    Nada BerdikovaSeptember 10, 2018
    So lovely and cool best time at London....i feel like a dream😍
  • Robbert H.heart icon on user image
    Robbert HozeeFebruary 25, 2017
    Expensive for what it is, but booking cheaper tickets in advance through a discount site is risky as it might be cloudy on the day you go and you spent your money at no view at all...
  • Tayyare F.
    Tayyare FlyingMay 19, 2016
    Nice to see all London, definetely better view in a sunny day but you must be very lucky for that in this city
  • Remi L.
    Remi LefevreApril 6, 2013
    A great idea if you're into views, otherwise avoid this pricey attraction. Make sure not to book too much in advance as the weather forecast needs to be clear.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BaxevanisFebruary 17, 2013
    Book in advance - no guarantee of availability on the day, and advance prices are a bit cheaper.
  • Elena E.
    Elena E.September 5, 2013
    The view is breathtaking, and when the sun begins to set, it's magical. Shame there's nowhere to sit, and no bar!
  • Kriss L.
    Kriss LOctober 10, 2014
    the best place for the best sunset view in London :-)
  • Meli
    MeliDecember 21, 2013
    Amazing view of London!!! Not only for skyscraper fans, it's a real thrilling experience to be up there. Must-see!
  • Lauren B.heart icon on user image
    Lauren BatesJanuary 8, 2018
    Very touristy, but a gorgeous view nonetheless.
  • Spengz
    SpengzMarch 18, 2014
    Brilliant, unique perspective of London. I recommend going at sunset.
  • David H.
    David HawkinsJuly 14, 2013
    Might sound silly but wear a dark coloured top, otherwise your reflection will end up in all your photos !!
  • Lodaheart icon on user image
    LodaDecember 31, 2014
    Nice view but noting much , entrance fee is expensive comparing the service, pictures taken once u enter but the overpriced 30 pounds
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