The Shard - London Bridge, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.267 W 000° 05.195
30U E 702189 N 5709948
Quick Description: This lookout post is The Shard which is currently Western Europe's tallest building. This view is from the 72nd floor that is the highest that the general public can go.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/6/2013 11:30:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMH8CJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 20

Long Description:

Since The Shard opened, members of the public have been permitted to visit the viewing decks in the building at floors 69, 69 and 72. All views are through glass so there is some reflection. The cost for this experience is currently £25.

There are many views from the viewing areas to all four points of the city as the building is centrally located. The Shard's website gives some facts about The Shard:

The Shard is an iconic, landmark building on the London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), the tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard redefines London’s skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the world.

The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 - a cloudscape above the world.

Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays.

For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.

The View is open from 09.00 am to 22.00 pm daily to enable guests to experience the very different cityscapes of day and night. All tickets are dated and timed, so we advise pre-booking to ensure an unpressured, premium quality experience with no waiting and no queues.

The entire experience is enjoyed at your leisure, queue and crowd free with no time restriction on your stay.

The Shard remains open until 10pm with last entry at 9pm that allows the city to be seen at night. During the summer months London is in daylight until around 9.30pm so a visit in spring or autumn is suggested for a good night time view.


Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 800.00


Opening times and fees:
Fee £25 The View is open every day from 9.00 to 22.00 daily. The last ticket slot available is 20.30, with last entry at 21.00.We are closed on 25th December.

Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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