Enjoy the best views of London from the highest open air skydeck in the city

Posted on 10 May 2021 Posted in  Travel, Tips & Updates
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It’s time to rediscover the best views of London.

Regularly voted as one of London’s greatest tourist attractions, you can enjoy the best views of the city from the top of the capital’s tallest skyscraper.

Visit The View from The Shard, which reopens on May 19th, and you’ll be able to see London from the highest viewing gallery, which offers breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, day and night.

Situated at the top of the building, The View from The Shard’s open air skydeck lets you feel the wind in your hair as you experience London from new heights.

If you really want to live the high life, The View from The Shard’s Champagne bar is the highest in London. Why not relax and enjoy the best views with a glass of Moet & Chandon in hand at one of the most famous places in the city?

Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been before but spot something new, their guest ambassadors are on hand to help visitors get the most from their experience and visit to London.

They are knowledgeable and passionate about their city, its people and its history, and love to point out famous landmarks and give advice on the best places to visit in London.

If you fancy taking in the views, you can do so for less if you make the most of our exclusive 13.5% cashback* offer.

Shard Horizon

About The Shard

Designed by master architect Renzo Piano, The Shard has redefined London’s skyline and quickly established its place as a dynamic symbol of the city.

At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, and at almost twice the height of any other vantage point in London, visitors will experience unrivalled 360-degree views over the city for up to 40 miles on a clear day.

You’ll begin your journey in their extraordinary high-speed lifts, which will take you from Level 1 to Level 68 in 60 seconds.

Once there, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the capital from the Level 69 observation deck while unwinding with a glass of Champagne, or share a moment with a loved one spotting London’s famous landmarks from their open air skydeck on Level 72 where, exposed to the elements, you can take in the sounds and the atmosphere of the city below.

Located moments from London Bridge and surrounded by the city’s most notable attractions, the high life awaits you at The View from The Shard.

Shard Skydeck

Interesting Shard facts

The Shard is 309.9 metres high and has 306 flights of stairs.

The Shard has 11,000 glass panels, covering 56,000 square metres — equal to the size of eight football pitches.

It takes 17 window cleaners three months to clean the whole building.

More than 5,000 people live and work in The Shard, from hotel guests to the people who keep the building running, operating the loading bays, lifts and restaurants.

Architect Renzo Piano sketched out his initial plan for The Shard on a napkin in a restaurant.

The Shard has become a favourite destination for lovebirds across London, for both proposals and weddings. In fact, more than 200 wedding proposals have been made at the top of The Shard.

Shard River

Return for free with the View Guarantee

Their View Guarantee means that if you can’t see at least three of five designated landmarks during the time of your visit, they’ll give you a free return ticket which will allow you to go back within three months.

The landmarks on the list are the London Eye, 20 Fenchurch Street, Tower Bridge, One Canada Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Staff at the ticket desk will let you know on the day if the View Guarantee has been authorised and will arrange your return ticket. You must claim your free ticket on the day of your visit, before you leave the attraction.

Don’t forget, book your tickets through us and you can earn yourself an exclusive 13.5% cashback*.

* The cashback rate displayed is what Plus members will receive. Classic rates may vary.

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