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Sights of London from the View of the Shard

View from the Shard, opened in 2013, is one of the newest attraction in London.

It's one of the newest attraction in London.
It's one of the newest attraction in London.
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Seek the highest point of London
Photo by Dan Kitwood

Allowing visitors and weekend tourists to see London at the highest point is a great way to spend the afternoon and check out the sunrise.

At 1,016 feet tall, the building includes offices, international restaurants, exclusive residence and the five-star, luxury Shangri-La Hotel.

Before entering the elevators leading up to the top, visitors are instructed to walk through security. Then, a photographer captures your photograph, a tourist trap. Employees escort guests to the first elevator. At floor 33, guests leave the elevator and walked in a half moon circle to enter another elevator to exit at floor 68. Other tourist traps include buying a bottle of champagne and box of chocolates to consume during the walk around the highest floor.

Guests can climb the last flight of stairs to floor 72, feeling the wind and altitude at this height. Since its opening, the observation deck has evolved into a popular place for proposals.


  • Highest vantage point from any building in western Europe
  • On a clear day, you can see as far as 40 miles
  • 12 "Tell scopes" are available to help visitors identify landmarks
  • Sunrise, Day and Night options are viewable from these Tell Scopes.

Price Point

Adult prices cost more than $41 while child rates are about $31.

Duration of time

Operating hours are 10 am to 10 pm. Visitors can stay as long as possible. On a short time frame, spend at least two hours.


Situated on the edge of London Bridge station, it is located centrally between the West End, Westminster, the South Bank, the City and Canary Wharf, best view opportunity in London.

Contact Information

Box office tel: +44 (0)844 499 7111


Tip #1: Buy your ticket online to save 20 percent off the total purchase price. You also won't spend time in lines with a pre-purchase ticket.

Tip #2: Don't forget your camera to capture the special images of this panoramic view

Tip #3: Visit the Shard's Sky Boutique, the highest store in London at floor 68.

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