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

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

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USD 35.00
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Shard is among London's most iconic buildings, known for its distinct architecture and world-class views. You can enjoy the panoramic vistas for yourself with your ticket to the 'View from the Shard.' After skipping the ticket lines, soar up to floors 68, 69, and 72 for views—from the Tower of London to the London Eye—with the option of a Champagne upgrade, to make the most of your experience.
  • Marvel at panoramic London views with your ticket to the 'View from The Shard'
  • Enjoy views from 72 stories in the air, after a high-speed elevator ride
  • Skip the line with your pre-booked ticket, at the next available time slot
  • Find the Shard just blocks from Borough Market, in the London Bridge Quarter
Important Information
  • Glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne (if option selected)
  • Direct entry through the gates – NO NEED TO VISIT TICKET DESK
  • Entry/Admission - The View from The Shard
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Alan G wrote a review 26 Sep.
Luton, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
First visit to this impressive building, the view from the top is amazing. London at its finest. We managed to time it for the sunset and it was worth it, the City at night is breath taking. I cannot recommend this attraction highly enough, all of the staff were fantastic.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jack Murrell wrote a review 23 Sep.
2 contributions
I was very happy with everything. I got the unlimited ticket and the tour guide was amazing and the woman on the bar called Linda was very pleasant and helpful. All staff were friendly and I would highly reccomend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
KLPLeeds wrote a review 22 Sep.
Leeds81 contributions76 helpful votes
Mixed review as had difficulty with my ticket. The ticket was purchased form Virgin Experience days along with afternoon tea at Ting. This was all booked direct with Ting, yet on going to the Shard they would not let us in as said it was not booked. This led to us having to pay
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jayne R wrote a review 20 Sep.
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom42 contributions12 helpful votes
Received a buy a gift voucher for this experience... wasn’t really expecting to enjoy it but was very surprised. We didn’t need to prebook but I did check the Shards calendar before going to check it was open. I recommend you do this before travelling as sometimes it is closed
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Date of experience: September 2020
Louise R wrote a review 17 Sep.
Cambridge, United Kingdom6 contributions
Went for a sunset view and the view was incredible. As we went during the covid pandemic it was limited as to how many were allowed up which was nice as there was plenty of space for photos etc. Staff were friendly and offered to take our photos. Overall a nice trip out.
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Date of experience: September 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: The View from The Shard
Sunset views and drinks
Timed our visit to coincide with sunset. Breathtaking views. Unparalleled in London. Thankfully the great British w
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Jonathan H
Fantastic view of London
Worth visiting in the evening as the view of London is just incredible the ticket is not too expensive and well wor
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Ultimate package
My husband and I, Jane & Richie Twomey celebrated our 25th (silver) wedding anniversary 23rd September 2020, it was
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Shard View
Brilliant views over London and surrounding areas. A must see experience. It was a lovely clear day and staff are
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We booked via Virgin Experience a specific time to go to the Viewing deck. When we arrived at the exact time of our
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Romantic and amazing view.but it worth it for at lost once!
I recommend it for a drink because it is quite expensive. You Pay the experience ! The presentation of the cocktai
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The shard/ virgin package
I booked a package from Virgin Experience Days part of the package was, a meal at Marco Pierre whites restaurant wh
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Great views and impressively fast lifts
We really enjoyed the view from the shard. The views were great, especially as we were lucky enough to be there on
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we thought it was a great view....not sure why people think their are better views of London...unless they mean aro
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Its ok
Very nice view and nice bar but quite expensive to say the least. Also I felt they let too many people in at the to
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Great View
We pre booked our visit for early evening in the hope that we would catch the sunset. The view was great, weather w
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Cocktail masterclass
Me and my sister did the cocktail masterclass last night and it was amazing! We had Jay and Ash and they were both
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Really can't beat the view from the viewing gallery here. However, this is very dependent on the weather. we were r
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Great afternoon in the shard
From the minute you get to the base the whole team are very welcoming and professional. The whole entrance includin
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Third Times A Charm
My 3rd time here, my girlfriends 1st and it didn’t disappoint. New Covid measures are great, staff are as always lo
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Key Details
  • The View from The Shard
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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