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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Overview

Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Complement your experience with a glass of Champagne (upgrade required).
  • Take in breathtaking 360-degree views of England’s capital from the tallest building in Western Europe
  • Snap unbeatable photos from ‘The View,’ the highest floors of The Shard
  • Enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes
  • Upgrade to include a glass of Champagne
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Glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne (if option selected)
Direct entry through the gates – NO NEED TO VISIT TICKET DESK
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Rise above the bustle of central London on this visit to the ‘The View’—the exhilarating observation deck on the highest floors of the Shard. Designed by esteemed architect Renzo Piano in the early 2000s, this record-breaking glass skyscraper gives a contemporary edge to the London skyline, and offers visitors unencumbered views of every city district. 

To begin your visit, make your way to the Shard in the hip London Bridge Quarter near Borough Market. Show your pre-purchased ticket and jump the queue to the next viewing time. Then climb aboard the high-speed elevator, which whisks you to ‘The View,’ located on floors 68, 69, and 72. 

From your lofty vantage point, enjoy unique views of the capital including main attractions like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Quietly soak up the grandeur of the city, or step up to an Interactive telescope to hear background information on the major sites and learn some of the city’s fascinating history. For the more adventurous visitor, head to level 72—the Shard’s open-air viewing platform—for sweeping panoramic views of London. Before heading back into the city, perhaps toast your trip to the highest point in Western Europe with a glass of champagne (available with upgrade).
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The View from The Shard
See further than the eye can see from the tallest building in Western Europe. This ticket is your chance to get access to The View from The Shard. With a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters), The Shard redefines the capital's skyline with its unique design consisting of glass facets inclining toward the top, which is open to the sky. Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed the dynamic building in 2000 and construction started in February 2009. The Shard is situated in the historic London Bridge Quarter among trendy bars and top-end restaurants and near the Borough Market. Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you'll be allocated the next available time slot. Then, via a high-speed elevator, you will be transported to 'The View,' located at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72. Take in unobstructed views of London's best sites including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the London Eye and much more. Interactive telescopes in 11 languages enable you to get background information on what you are seeing, as well as get an understanding of London's past, present and future like you’ve never experienced them before. Level 72, where the top of the building opens to the sky, offers you unbeatable 360-degree views. Upgrade to include a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut champagne and make your experience even more unforgettable.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Saturday and Sunday are popular days and sell out quickly. You are advised to arrive early on these days to confirm your preferred time slot for the day.
  • Children have to be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point
  • If bad weather that affects the view amendments or refunds are not possible
  • Please note on selected dates the opening hours may differ from regular opening hours
  • For security purposes, please bring the credit card used to make this booking, or a form of identification that matches the Lead Traveler name on your ticket, with you on the day of your visit, as this may be checked before entry is allowed.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Shard Viewing Gallery Management Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket .
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    What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket ?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket .

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    • "its ok..bit expensive for a view of london..not much of an experience just usual money making tourist site i found london eye better experience and value for money" See review
    • "Totally overprice food, drinks and souvenirs but this is only to be expected and can't detract from the view." See review
    • "Was not a busy day so not much waiting time at lifts." See review

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    star-1
    F&$@ed up website
    John_R
    , Aug 2022
    The website said I was buying tickets to the London Eye and stuck me with tickets to something I have no idea. Lost over $100. Never recommend this place
    star-1
    Chaos queueing
    Sen_N
    , Aug 2022
    What does skip the line actually mean? We skipped no line and queued for hours… It was total mayhem…lots of people skipped but we are not like that…
    star-3
    Skip the line
    Adam_B
    , Aug 2022
    A little disappointed as we bought skip the line tickets yet still had to queue up as normal! The staff seemed like they hadn’t seen a skip the line ticket before!!
    star-5
    Worth a trip but skip the line was not necessary
    david_k
    , Aug 2022
    It’s a great view from the top and the roof top bar made it fun. We went with tween/ teen kids / another family and everyone had fun. There was no line at 4pm so skip the line tickets were not required - which was probably an extra cost.,
    star-5
    Lovely views great...
    MARGARET_M
    , Jul 2022
    Lovely views great coctails, my sister is elderley so we were put to the front of the queue, overall a great experience
    star-4
    Shard
    Paul_W
    , Jul 2022
    Just being there with my daughters. Had a long weekend in London and this was one of the places we wanted to cover.
    star-3
    The shard booking.
    Oaklands_L
    , Jul 2022
    Ticket states skip the que and direct access, this is not the case ,we where told this is a third party booking and wait in the que, and they need to change there wording.
    star-1
    Viator sucks
    Jeffrey_S
    , Jul 2022
    I emailed Viator on Sunday July 10th. Our flight was delayed and we did not make it to London on time. I asked if there was a way we could use the tickets the following day. No response at all. Viator is a horrible company.
    star-5
    Great view!!!
    Janet_K
    , Jul 2022
    Bes view of London!!!! Highly recommended. Check out the bathrooms too!! And get a drink at the bar……………..
    star-5
    Expensive but memorable
    LinnMarie_N
    , Jul 2022
    Quick. No lines. An acceptable amount of people. Good drinks and a nice bar. Suuuperexpensive though.
    star-5
    Amazing experience!!the...
    Monica_O
    , Jun 2022
    Amazing experience!!the staff is really nice and helpful ! I would definitely recommended !Stunning views 😊😊
    star-1
    Dissatisfied
    Alexandra_G
    , Jun 2022
    Not worth the trouble, told these are 3rd party tickets not skip the line etc, even though given a time of 12pm the viewing gallery does not open until 2pm
    star-3
    Disappointing
    GILLIAN_T
    , May 2022
    There is NO SKIP THE LINE, we booked weeks in advance for 12:30 and got there to be told it wouldn’t open until 2 pm, then we had to join the end of the line, we were NOT informed of the late opening time, either were others in the line. The views were amazing just disappointed having to wait so long to go up
    star-5
    Shard experience
    Trevor_R
    , May 2022
    There was no que went straight in was love day out with the family you can have a drink up there as well .
    star-5
    Amazing
    William_F
    , Mar 2022
    Well organised! Abit chilly at the top so I would advise to wear a coat and maybe a hat! Definitely return with friends and family to share this experience with them
    star-5
    Great but never again!!!!
    caleb_r
    , Mar 2022
    The kids loved it.i have never been so scared coz I hate heights.best bit was a police helicopter flying by twice
    star-3
    Misleading pitch line
    WILLIAM_H
    , Feb 2022
    Skip the line and direct entry are very misleading. It’s not fast track, the only line you get to skip is the line if you have to buy a ticket. That’s barely relevant anymore as everyone has bought tickets online already.
    star-1
    I was refused a refund or...
    Silvano_B
    , Dec 2021
    I was refused a refund or a chance to rebook We where unable to travel due to a vulnerable member in the party too risky with the increase of Covid cases in London
    star-1
    Waste of money
    Chelsea_F
    , Dec 2021
    Booked for my parents., the que was very long time they got in they where told it shut at 7! had 7 mins at the top… before shut and not given the champagne moet
    star-1
    Not very “direct” entry!
    Ryan_W
    , Nov 2021
    We got the “fast track” direct entry tickets. Only to be told at the shard that they weren’t fast track tickets and we had to join the back of a very long line. 95 minutes past our booked time we were allowed in. Will not be using viator again!
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