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School Groups

Take learning to new heights! For the ultimate learning experience, bring your classroom to the top of Western Europe’s tallest building.


The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new!


Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your class to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.

School group prices and free teacher tickets


Primary schools

Secondary schools




Additional teacher



Free teacher ratio

1 per 5 pupils

1 per 10 pupils

Please note; school tickets are only available when you book and pay in advance of your visit.

All group bookings include:

  • One FREE teacher ticket with every 1 in 5 pupils for primary schools and 1 in 10 for secondary schools.
  • Educational Resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 covering English, Maths, History, Geography and Art & Design, delivering educational credentials with both the National and London Curriculum.
  • Access to Level 69 and the open air Skydeck on Level 72 where you’ll be exposed to the elements and the sounds of the city below.
  • Use of interactive Tell: scopes to learn about London’s past, present and future. 
  • London Landmark Guarantee – you’ll be walking on air amongst the clouds, but if they spoil your view, you can return for free (terms apply)
  • Our friendly Guest Ambassadors will bring the view to life with their in depth knowledge of London’s skyline.
  • Drinks and snacks available to purchase on Level 72.
  • No time limit in the attraction.




To enquire or book your school visit, please complete and submit the form below or alternatively call us on +44(0)844 499 7111 (Monday-Friday 9am - 5.30pm). Please note, we are not able to hold options for groups, however group organisers are welcome to book minimum numbers and increase the size at the same rate up to a week prior to the visit. 7 days advance notice is required for all group bookings. 

School Visit Enquiry




Resource and materials to support classes and lessons are available to download below, and in advance of your visit. Hard copies of the Educational Workbook are also available to collect at The View from The Shard if preferred and requested upon booking.

Teacher Handbook

This includes all the information you need in deciding to book your school group and everything that you require prior to your schools visit. This document also features an FAQ section.


Educational Workbook

Please download this before visiting, alternatively hard copies will be available to collect at The View from The Shard.


Fact Sheets

Fun facts and everything you need to know about The Shard! Did you know that the tower's external surface is the size of eight football fields?


Risk Assessment

Please ensure that you familiarise yourselves with the information in this document before your visit.