London Shard
London Shard

London Shard

View operating hours
32 London Bridge Street, London, England, SE1

The Basics

For most visitors, the star attraction is the view from The Shard’s open-air Skydeck, which affords a spectacular vista of London landmarks such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, the London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and even (on a clear day) the distant Windsor Castle. Visitors can opt for a day or evening visit, splurge to add Champagne, or combine skip-the-line entrance with a ride on the London Eye, a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames, or a walking tour of Central London.

Show all
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
US$18.66 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic Walking Tour
This was our first time in London and we were there for only a short time so we opted to take a walking tour to see more of the city. Mike was a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable of all the places he took us to see. He also would find time to take our group shots and I really appreciate it. The walking tour was for several hours but paced, so we didn't get tired, and we saw a lot of historical places. I'm glad we booked this walking tour!
G_A, Sep 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visits are timed, so it’s best to book ahead.

  • For security reasons, all guests are required to pass through metal detectors and have their bags scanned before entering the building.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available on-site.

  • The Shard is fully wheelchair accessible and concession tickets are available.

Show all

How to Get to The Shard

The Shard is located in Southwark in central London, a short stroll from the London Bridge and Borough Market. The closest tube station is London Bridge, served by the Jubilee and Northern lines.

Show all

Trip ideas

When to Get There

The Shard is open all year round, and thanks to the London Landmarks Guarantee—if you can’t spot at least three of the city’s top landmarks, you can revisit for free in better weather—there’s no bad time to visit. Those hoping to avoid the crowds are best off visiting outside of peak summer season or opting for an early morning weekday time slot. For the most atmospheric views, consider an evening visit to admire the illuminated London skyline.

Show all

The Shard by Numbers

Standing a dizzying 1,016 feet (309.6 meters) high, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe and features a shimmering façade made from some 11,000 panes of glass, with 44 lifts and 306 flights of stairs. At 800 feet (244 meters) high, the observation deck is twice as high as any other London viewpoint, and the 360-degree panoramic views stretch up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) away on a clear day.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to London Shard?
What else should I know about attractions in London?
As well as visiting the London Shard, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: