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 10am-12pm or after 4pm. 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.

Your London Pass will also give you 10% off purchases made in The View from The Shard gift boutique; just show your pass before you make your purchase (not valid in conjunction with other offers and discounts).

Extended Opening Hours:
14 - 20 Feb: 10.00 - 21.00
21 Feb: 10.00 - 18.00
22 - 25 Feb: 10.00 - 21.00

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!

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Monday 10.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 19.00
Thursday 10.00 - 22.00
Friday 10.00 - 22.00
Saturday 10.00 - 22.00
Sunday 10.00 - 19.00

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


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