Have you wondered what London looks like from above?? Well wonder no more now you can see yourself!! The View from the shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building and London’s newest landmark, The Shard.
Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the shard redefines London’s Skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m. The View from the shard offers spectacular views over London for up to 40 miles. Twice as high as any other vintage point in the city. It is the only place where visitors can see entire city at once.
First Lift- 33rd Floor
You can travel up to 33rd floor in this first lift and the journey is Very quick you will enjoying the video show on the Celling of the lift which includes the roof of Great London monuments like St Paul’s Cathedral.
Second Lift -69th Floor
The next lift takes you straight to floor 69 and the inside Viewing Gallery, as you wonder into the floor you draw in breath as the view are stunning even on an overcast. Lift travels at 6 metres per second. At 69th viewing floor digital telescopes are provided all around from which you can look out and zoom in and on your favourite view or place of interest and it is free to use. You can also change the mode so you can view the city in night or sunset and can do many changes but we need wait for someone else to finish and the timer is on to ensure that it is not hogged by any one person.
Open air View- 72nd Floor
The Stairs to the outside viewing platform on floor 72 at 244.3 meters is the fabulous view from the shard where we got up here the sun was starting to come out and some blue sky invisible. This makes the experience even more beautiful as you feel the cool breeze and can look up and see the sky truly stunning!
Honestly night time is best time to visit, even with the clouds above the city lights come alive and a mesmerizing view appears. There’s something fascinating about seeing the city at night. From April 2016 enjoy a glass of bubbly at London’s highest champagne experience. Available daily from midday until 30 minutes before closing. Soft drinks also available. Champagne will only be served to adults (18+). As well as this, there are two shopping boutiques at 69 floor where you can pick up your souvenirs from your trip to London from the highest shop in the city!
Summer (April – September)
Open 9.00am to 10.00pm*
Last admission 9.00pm
Winter (October – March)
Sun-Wed: 10.00am to 7.00pm (last admission 5.30pm)
Thu-Sat: 10.00am to 10.00pm (last admission 8.30pm)
Address: The Shard, Joiner Street, London SE1
Price: Pre-booked tickets cost £30.95 for adults or £24.95 for children. A limited number of tickets are made available each day. Under-4s free but still need to be pre-booked and in possession of a ticket. Tickets can be booked through The View from the Shard website.
If you think about it, it isn’t much more than a trip on London Eye, except your visit to the view of Shard isn’t limited. If you are planning to visit the Shard hire a car from private transfer company which safe and reliable transfer services. London Airport transfers provides its executive car service to the Shard from all major airports of London.