London Shard

  • Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

    Enter Kensington Palace & The London 30+ Sights Tour

    Our tour guides will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. After the walking tour, you will then visit The Kensington Palace Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. Home of Prince William & Prince Harry!We will head…

  • Half-Day Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

    Half-Day Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

    Discover London on the only E-Bike tour currently on offer in the City. Zoom through the City on a world Class E-Bike that can reach speeds of up to 21kph!

  • River Thames Evening Cruise

    River Thames Evening Cruise

    Wind up your day in the best possible way on a sunset River Thames boat cruise! Lasting two hours, this London sightseeing cruise passes all the top London attractions that frame the Thames between Westminster and Greenwich. As the sun sets on this bustling city, relax with sparkling wine and canapés, and catch must-see sights…

  • See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

    See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

    See over 30 London sights in 1 day We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture, and legends of Europe’s best-loved city  We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we’ll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After…

  • London Christmas Lights Private Tour

    London Christmas Lights Private Tour

    This is the very best way to see the London Christmas Lights. The Lights are mainly in London’s vibrant West End, along the iconic shopping routes such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.We also see superb lights in Mayfair, Trafalgar Square, the Thames Embankment and Westminster.The car is an electric powered 6 seater,…

  • See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide. Private Tour

    See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide. Private Tour

    Your private tour guide will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. 5 hour walking tour that starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we’ll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges…

  • Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition and Big Bus Tours Hop on Hop off Tour

    Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition and Big Bus Tours Hop on Hop off Tour

    Entry to Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. Journey through memories captured during years of magical filmmaking in a display of iconic behind-the-scenes images, never before seen in one place. Housing iconic production photographs, the Photographic Exhibition takes fans behind-the-scenes of key moments in the film series, from Harry’s first day at Hogwarts through to the Battle…

  • Private Photography Tour – Southwark Cathedral to St Paul’s

    Private Photography Tour – Southwark Cathedral to St Paul’s

    Capture the essence of London and the zest of market life in a Private Photography Tour. With an expert photographer explore the outstanding architecture of attractions like St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, The Shard and quirky side streets. Experience the world famous Borough Market through the eyes of a professional photographer and take…

  • PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT ‘TOWER RIB BLAST’ – 20 minutes

    PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT ‘TOWER RIB BLAST’ – 20 minutes

    Blast along the River Thames on this PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT BUBBLE CHARTER – 20 minute round-trip speedboat cruise from Tower Millennium Pier. Once suited up, sit back and take in the view as you head along the river past the Tower of London and under Tower Bridge. Then its throttle time! Feel the FULL throttle of the RIB’s (rigid…

  • Tower of London & 30+ London Sights Walking Tour

    Tower of London & 30+ London Sights Walking Tour

    See over 30 London sights in a 5 hour walking tour, then explore the Historical Tower of London. Children (below 15 years) pay ONLY ticket price to Tower of London! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture, and legends of Europe’s…

  • Visit Wimbledon (The Home Of Tennis) & See London’s Main Sights Tour

    Visit Wimbledon (The Home Of Tennis) & See London’s Main Sights Tour

    Our tour guides will guide you on an exploration of London’s major 30+ landmarks. And then to visit the Wimbledon. The home of tennis!We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we’ll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive, traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with…

  • The Big Day out – London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise

    The Big Day out – London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise

    Discover London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. With your 24 hour ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and…

  • The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

    The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

    Enjoy a evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the River Thames. Glide past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as you cruise from the center of London to the Thames River barrier and back.

  • River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

    River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

    Enjoy a different view with City Cruises! Revel in a fun filled, adrenaline fuelled experience, enjoy sightseeing, speed and awesome aquabatics. This 50 minute experience passes some of London’s most iconic sights. Sit back and take in the view as the journey travels under London’s famous bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, and the world renowned…

  • Lights & Sights Of London: 30+ London Top Sights At Dusk!

    Lights & Sights Of London: 30+ London Top Sights At Dusk!

    We will take you on a walking tour of the two best areas of London : Westminster & The SouthbankThis tour is best at dusk & night when London really comes aliveWe start our journey in Shakespearean London : The Southbank. Walking through these streets, seeing the best landmarks and hearing about their history.We will…

  • Crown Jewels of London Afternoon Private car tour

    Crown Jewels of London Afternoon Private car tour

    Join us on this fantastic afternoon experience, where your expert Guide will take you on a historical journey through the City of London. Get up close to two of its most iconic sights with wonderful photo opportunities, as you are driven in one of our luxury vehicles.Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, or as…

  • Big Bus London Open-Top Evening Tour

    Big Bus London Open-Top Evening Tour

    One departure of our panoramic night tour per evening with pick-ups and drop-offs at Victoria Stand. See London by dusk with audio commentary in 5 different languages to enlighten you about the city’s glorious past and present. Taking in sights including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London; the night tour…

  • Private London Kickstart City Tour

    Private London Kickstart City Tour

    Get ready to discover the highlights and hidden gems of London in a unique private tour, ideal to quickly get in touch with the essence of this wonderful city. Let your local guide dip you into the history and culture of the British capital, avoiding the dense tourist crowd.Visit the highest skyscraper in Europe. Enjoy…

  • Private Luxury Transportation: London Hotel to Dover with Stopover Leeds Castle

    Private Luxury Transportation: London Hotel to Dover with Stopover Leeds Castle

    Visit Leeds Castle known as the most Loveliest Castle in the World. With it’s many acres of Parkland and Gardens you will not be disappointed.  • Enjoy a Hassle Free pick up from your London Hotel or your Central London Accommodation • The Castle,The Maze,The Dog Collar Museum,The Gate House Exhibition and much more • New…

  • Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

    Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

    Combine your sightseeing  tour with shopping trip in London. Your private chauffeur will drive you around London and drop you back at the Hotel at the end of 8 hour trip.  See top London attractions such as Buckingham palace, Westminster Abbey, Parliament square, Big Ben, Churchill war rooms, Hyde park, Kensington palace, Natural history museum,…


For most visitors, the star attraction is the view from The Shard’s open-air Skydeck, which affords a spectacular vista of London landmarks such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, the London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and even (on a clear day) the distant Windsor Castle. Visitors can opt for a day or evening visit, splurge to add Champagne, or combine skip-the-line admission with another sight.

Things to know before you go

  • Visits are timed, so it’s best to book ahead.
  • For security reasons, all guests are required to pass through metal detectors and have their bags scanned before entering the building.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on-site.
  • The Shard is fully wheelchair accessible.

How to get there

The Shard is located in Southwark in central London, a short stroll from the London Bridge and Borough Market. The closest tube station is London Bridge, served by the Jubilee and Northern lines.

When to get there

The Shard is open year-round, and thanks to the London Landmarks Guarantee—if you can’t spot at least three of the city’s top landmarks, you can revisit for free in better weather—there’s no bad time to visit. If you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, it’s best to visit outside the peak summer season or opt for an early-morning weekday time slot. For the most atmospheric views, consider an evening visit to admire the illuminated London skyline.

The Shard by the numbers

Standing a dizzying 1,016 feet (309.6 meters) high, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe and features a shimmering facade comprising some 11,000 panes of glass, with 44 elevators and 306 flights of stairs. At 800 feet (244 meters) high, the observation deck is twice as high as any other London viewpoint, and the 360-degree panoramic views stretch up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) away on a clear day.