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The View from The Shard, London

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Go to the top of western Europe's tallest building for one of the best panoramas of London. The View from The Shard occupies floors 68, 69, and 72, some 244 m (800 ft) up the 310 m (1,016 ft) building. You can reach the viewing platform--which is about twice the height of the next-highest viewing platform in the city--via one of two high-speed elevators. From here, you'll have 360-degree views up to 64 km (40 mi) away. Pre-purchase your tickets on the venue's website to avoid waiting in line at the entrance, and to save on the price of admission. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a London trip simple and quick.
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  • We arrived on a Tuesday evening at 20.30 o'clock and went straight into the elevator. The staff sent us up with the two elevators and there was an incredible sweeping views up there from. One of our teenage sons tried virtigo reality glide path and thought it was great fun. A wonderful experience when we like to watch it all up from.
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  • It is definitely an experience to do, though he didn't go the extra cost a lot of money if this is the first time you come to London.
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  • Following a motorcycle accident the, now grown up children decided an overnight stay at The Shard would be the ideal way to chip in for a relaxing evening and have a chilled out breakfast the followin...  more »
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  • I'd say this was one of the best experiences I had in London! It was amazing to see the city in this point of view. Worth the price in my opinion. We arrived right after 10 am so it was not much people on the line but it might get crowded on other busy hours, even it's not a free place it was already lots of people on the line when we exit.
  • Wonderful Place, family orientated, friendly staff and excellent value for money! There is no time limit on your stay once at the top, you have two incredible virtual reality attractions on level 72 that offer out of this world graphics- a tenner for one, add another fiver for both- your entertainment is sorted! :) Can't highly recommend this place enough- go, go, go! If you purchase a family ticket during half term you get a free goody bag- binoculars, a book, shard pencil, London bus keyring- great for kids!
  • Went there as a birthday treat and had a really enjoyable experience . The views were amazing and had a few drinks. Paid and tried the virtual reality experiences tasks. Weather sunny and clear but don't worry if the weather make the view very bad you can you return tor free another time. Just checked the terms and conditions for that. I would thoroughly recommend to go there.
  • Amazing experience!! Views are stunning (on a clear day) and give you a unique perspective of London. If there is bad weather when you go you can re-book another date for free! There is also a great drinks bar and champagne bar at the top to help you enjoy the views!! Well worth the money and I will be back!
  • Views amazing of course, but almost no guidance or information about what you are looking at. That's not too bad for relative locals like us, but must be annoying for anybody who doesn't know the city. Much eaker experience than comparable attractions in Paris, New York, Melbourne etc etc. Also, unlike many other towers there is no outside area - all enclosed in glass which is fine, but felt claustrophobic especially when full. Bar staff friendly and helpful, and prices surprisingly fair.
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