The View from The Shard
LONDON SE1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
The View from The Shard is London's newest attraction which opened to the public on the 1 February 2013. The View is a premium visitor experience situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe on floors 68, 69 and 72. It is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. The View from The Shard is 244 metres high and provides spectacular 40 mile 360 degree views of the city and a unique encounter with The Shard. It is the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe and the only place you can experience the entire city like never before. Twelve digital telescopes enable guests to see London by day, night and sunrise as well as providing information on over 250 landmarks in ten languages and also complimentary audio guides.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10-10 (last entry 9.30); Nov-Mar, Sun-Wed 10-7 (last entry 5.30), Thu-Sat 10-10. Closed 25 Dec. Timings may vary depending on events please check website
Also in the area
About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
Places to Stay
Restaurants and Pubs
Why choose Rated Trips?
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The best coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan your next trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.