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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. With our custom trip planner, London attractions like The View from The Shard can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Not just for the view, and the credit goes to London. But for the aesthetic and structural part of the building. To my visit there was on top, making sure the lilievissimo sway, caused by strong winds. But the lines of steel and glass that overlap with the landscape, are Wiggly and beautiful.
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  • We prebooked and got a discount and champagne. It allowed us to queue jump so we didn't wait long. The view is great and a must do if your in London. The romantic side of it the city was lit in red an...  more »
  • great place for all types of people, I have been here with my family and we all loved it. Pricey place to go to for food, however there are great discounts on websites like buyagift.com that you can p...  more »
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  • Excellent experience! This viewing tower gives you the opportunity to see many of London's sights and landmarks from high above. Photo opportunities at every corner... However the 'Green Screen' photos that are sold by the operators of the viewing platform are quite overpriced in my opinion. There is a small bar where you can purchase hot and cold drinks on the open-air viewing platform. The second viewing platform (open-air) is quite an experience as you are exposed to the elements via gaps in the 'shards' of glass that make up the structure. The first viewing platform is perfect for getting lots of pictures of the beautiful view through the large, clean panels of glass. The lift that takes you up to The View From The Shard takes you upwards and downwards in less than a minute. Your time spent on the viewing platforms is *not* limited so feel free to take your time! The shop located at the base of the shard sells memorabilia such as postcards, toys and souvenirs, as well as informative books about the architecture of The Shard. Not too expensive depending on what you choose to purchase. The guide book costs around £10. I highly recommend this excellent experience - a must-see on any visit to London.
  • Of course, the view is good, but dare I say it's too high!? The London Eye is lower and more centrally placed so the great landmarks of London are far clearer and prettier. I would also have preferred a genuine open-air peer-through-railings wind-in-the-hair type experience, not this sterile, dirty, plate glass offering. Not even the excitement-building experience of a lift with windows. Upper deck packed, couldn't get near the view. Not many smiles anywhere..... A tenner would be a fair price; £25 is way too much.
  • Views are amazing... specially in the evening... very romantic time can be spent there with optional glass of champagne on the roof top.
  • A fantastic place to view the skyline and sunset over London. Prices are not extortionate. And make sure you see the toilets on the top floor near the gift shop.
  • First things first, very professional staff. Amazing view from the top. Totally worth the money. It can get really cold in the evening, wear appropriate dress and have fun.