Designed by Renzo Piano, The Shard, with its wonderful view of the city, represents one of the most suggestive buildings in the capital. With its irregular pyramidal shape, it is completely covered in glass. From here, you will have the opportunity to take wonderful photos of the London skyline; have the opportunity to admire from above the Cathedral of St. Paul, Tower Bridge and Westminter.
The panoramic view is located at the top, on floors 68, 69 and 72, almost twice the height of any other London platform. Do not miss the level 72, the highest. Looking up, you will see how the glass fragments that form the top of this amazing skyscraper disappear upwards.
Get ready to embark on a multisensory journey at 244mt. high, with a wonderful panoramic view. Wonderful views of the city await you.
Traveling to the sky in two high-speed elevators, you quickly reach Level 68, a “Cloudscape” above the world.
Here, in the sky above the English capital, you will experience an amazing 360 degree panorama of over 64 km (40 miles), and London’s past, present and future will be explained to you thanks to the help of multimedia displays.
The Shard is located at 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. The area is easily accessible by public transport. In fact, a few minutes away is the London Bridge Station underground station; from here, the Northern and Jubilee lines pass.
London Bridge, near the building, is also the Southern, Thamelink, Southeasten train station.
Those wishing to arrive by bus can use lines 43, 47, 141, 343, and the night line N199. All of them stop a few hundred meters away.
In summer, from early April to mid-October, it is open every day from 10:00 to 22:00. The last entry is at 9:30 pm.
In winter, from mid-October to late March, it is open from Sunday to Wednesday, from 10:00 to 19:00; last admission at 18:00. From Thursday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 22:00; last entry at 21:00.
The times indicated above, however, may vary on the occasion of particular days or certain events. For exact times, please consult the calendar on the official website of the structure.
The facility is accessed every 15′ exactly, with staggered entrances. When booking, you must indicate the time of entry. Different types of tickets are available, depending on the services included.
The entrance ticket start from 28£ per person from 4 years of age. In fact, there are no reductions. The ticket allows you to access all floors of the structure. Generally, on the official website, offers are available for those who book in advance. The price does not include any optionals such as the photographic package.
Children under 4 years of age enter for free.