Ascend to London's highest and best view at The View from The Shard with your London Pass

Enjoy free entry to The View from the Shard and enjoy in incredible views of the capital. Ascending to a height of up to 800ft (244m), on a clear day, The View from The Shard offers unparalleled views over London for up to 40 miles and when the sun goes down the views are even more breath-taking!

At the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The View from The Shard is one of London's top attractions and top of many London bucket-list itineraries. With unparalleled views of the city stretching for miles, it's a must-visit for visitors and locals alike. 

For a better visitor experience, we recommend you visit between 10.00 - 12.00 or after 16.00. Please also note there may be a short waiting time to enter The View from The Shard at busy times, subject to availability. Opening times can vary on occasion depending on the events, for day-to-day opening hours please check here.

TOP TIP:Visit from 09.30 on Saturdays - for a limited time only (until 28 April 2018), The View from The Shard will be opening earlier on Saturdays so visitors can enjoy beautiful morning views across London ahead of the busy times. 

Please note: During weekends and public holidays, we advise visiting The View from The Shard before 12.00 or after 16.00


  • Indoor Viewing Gallery 
  • Open-air Skydeck on 72nd Floor
  • Spot iconic London landmarks
  • No time-limit

Did You Know - Facts about The Shard

  • The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe - standing 306 metres tall
  • A fox was found on the 72nd storey by construction workers, it was nicknamed Romeo
  • The Shard is made up of 11,000 glass panels on its exterior, covering a total area of 56,000 sq metres
  • The best toilet views in London: the restrooms are 244m above London with floor-to-ceiling windows offering aerial views across the City of London
  • The viewing area is spread over the 68th, 69th and 72nd floor
  • The lift moves at 6 metres/ second, giving visitors a smooth and speedy journey to the top

Special Offer

Show your London Pass to receive 2 glasses of Champagne for £20 and 20% off in the gift shop!

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Monday 09.30 - 22.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 22.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 22.00
Thursday 09.30 - 22.00
Friday 09.30 - 22.00
Saturday 09.30 - 22.00
Sunday 09.30 - 19.00

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The View from The Shard, Railway Approach, London, SE1 9SG


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