The View is situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe on floors 68, 69 and 72.
The Shard is a new landmark building in London, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m) The Shard redefines London's skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the World. The name 'Shard' comes from its sculpted design which consists of glass facets that incline inwards but do not meet at the top and open to the sky to allow the building to breathe naturally. The View experience will be a high tech and multi-sensory journey, with exhilarating 360° views previously unseen, stretching 40 miles across the city. At a height of 800ft (244m), The View will become almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. This will be a premium visitor experience, offering guests an unparalleled encounter with an incredible building and the creativity, history and culture of London. Book your tickets for The View from the Shard here.
Please note that you will have a choice of time slots - 10am, 2pm and 6pm (morning, afternoon and evening) These are guideline time slots, as all reservations have to be pre-booked with the supplier and View from the Shard reservation number given. You will be contacted by our reservations team with your actual time slot and the reservation number. Time slots are available from 10am - 6pm every 30 minutes, so if your requested time is not available, then the next available nearest time slot will be booked.
Admission to the View from the Shard will only be valid on the date and time shown on the ticket. Visitors arriving before their allocated time will have to wait until the time stated on their ticket before being permitted entry. Any latecomers may have to wait until capacity is available for them to enter. Guests will arrive at level 68 before ascending to The View on level 69, a triple-height, light-filled main level where the view is revealed and London past, present and future is laid before you like you’ve never seen it before. On level 72 guests have the opportunity to experience the elements with part of the building exposed through the fractures where the shards of glass come together and the opportunity to gaze at the giant glass shards disappearing into the sky.
Disabled Access: There are two express lifts that will take you up to The View. The first lift will travel to Floor 33 and the second lift will travel to Floor 69 where there are two short flights of stairs up to The View. There will be additional provision for those that are unable to climb the stairs.