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About Us

Welcome to The View from The Shard, the premium visitor attraction located at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.

Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, The Shard has redefined London’s skyline and quickly established its place as a dynamic symbol of London.

At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, and at almost twice the height of any other vantage point in London, visitors will experience unrivalled 360 degree views over the city for up to 40 miles on a clear day.

Begin your journey in our extraordinary high-speed lifts that carry you from Level 1 to Level 68 in sixty seconds. Once there, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the capital from our Level 69 observation deck whilst unwinding with a glass of champagne, or share a moment with a loved one spotting London’s famous landmarks from our open air sky deck on Level 72, where exposed to the elements you can take in the atmosphere and sounds of the city below.

Explore the capitals past, present, and future through our high-tech fully interactive digital telescopes and multimedia guides, enabling visitors to experience the entire city like never before.

Located moments from London Bridge and surrounded by the city’s most notable attractions, the high-life awaits you at The View from The Shard.


 

London Landmarks Guarantee

‘You’ll be walking on air amongst the clouds, but if they spoil your view, you can return for free’

The weather in London is often unpredictable and can change from one moment to the next. Watch clouds rolling in or witness a rainbow – London’s ever changing weather will mean that every visit is unique.

In the case of bad weather we offer all guests our London Landmarks Guarantee with every ticket.

If you cannot see at least three of the following landmarks -  The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge and One Canada Square - on the day of your visit, we will let you return within 3 months for free! Staff at the ticket desk will let you know on the day if the Visibility Guarantee has been authorised and will arrange your return ticket.


 

The Shard Top Ten Facts 

  1. The Shard is 309.6 metres tall (1,016ft) and is the tallest building in Western Europe. If you stood on the pinnacle you would officially be in civil aviation air space!
  2. The Shard has 87 levels and The View from The Shard occupies the highest habitable floors in The Shard on Levels 69 and Level 72
  3. Architect Renzo Piano designed The Shard to be a ‘vertical city’
  4. The tower's external surface is made up of 11,000 glass panels over an area equivalent to 8 football pitches. It takes a total of 3 months to clean all the windows!
  5. The volume of concrete used is 54,000 m³, equivalent to 22 Olympic swimming pools
  6. The structural supports of the building would measure 13.7km if laid end to end, equivalent to 576 tennis courts
  7. The Shard has 306 flights of staircases and 44 lifts
  8. The View from The Shard was opened in 1 February 2013
  9. The high speed lifts that take you to the top of The Shard travel at 6 meters per second!
  10. Romeo the fox, the mascot for The View from The Shard is based on a real urban fox that was discovered living on Level 72 during construction in 2012!
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