Check out The View from the Shard, then see more amazing views on a river cruise.

The View from the Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building  and dominates the London skyline, standing 1,016ft (310m) high.

After a high-speed elevator ride you'll enjoy an astonishing view of London from almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city.

Multimedia displays bring the vista to life and there are no time restrictions to your visit. Later on you will see more astonishing views from sea level with a leisurely cruise along the River Thames.

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to the view from the Shard
 

Remember, you can also experience two unique 360 degree views of the London skyline with the dual entry Day & Night Experience ticket. See the skyline by day and by night.

BOOK YOUR TICKET

Please complete all fields. Children must be accompanied

The View from the Shard Entrance - Package details

Opening Times

Until 28th October: Daily 10.00am - 10.00pm
Last Entry 9.00pm

Opening times do vary, on occasion depending on the events that are taking place so please do check the website www.theviewfromtheshard.com before you visit.

 

Ticket Prices - The View from the Shard & River Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (16+) from
£40.00
 
Child (4-15) from
£29.00
 
Infant (0-3) from
£0.00
 

The View from the Shard ticket is valid for single entry use within 72 hours of issue date. You will need to enter via the on-the-day entrance. Subject to availability.

All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Please note: Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attraction without your tickets!

 

The View From the Shard - Day & Night Experience

Cruise and View From the Shard - Day & Night Experience

Experience two unique 360 degree views of the London skyline with the dual entry Day & Night Experience ticket. You can see London shine in the day time and then return to see the city sparkle at night!

Your first visit can be anytime between 10AM and 6PM daily and a two hour gap must be left before your second visit. 

Package details

Opening Times

Until 28th October: Daily 10.00am - 10.00pm
Last Entry 9.00pm

Opening times do vary, on occasion depending on the events that are taking place so please do check the website www.theviewfromtheshard.com before you visit..

Your first visit can be anytime between 10AM and 6PM daily and a two hour gap must be left before your second visit. 

Ticket Prices - The View from the Shard Day & Night Experience & River Cruise - From 1st April 2017

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (16+) from
£50.00
 
Child (4-15) from
£39.00
 
Infant (0-3) from
£0.00
 

The View from the Shard ticket is valid for entry twice in one day (must leave at least 2 hours between visits). You will need to enter via the on-the-day entrance. Subject to availability.

All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Please note: Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attraction without your tickets!

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich.

10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50 14:30 15:10B 15:50B*16:30A*17:10C*17:50C*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50B 17:30B 18:10*18:50C*19:30C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30C 16:10C
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10C 16:50C
10:00 10:40 11:15 11:55 12:35 13:15 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:35 17:15 17:55C 18:35C
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20C 16:00C

* No return service available. 

 

A: Return services runs only in high summer: 1st July to 24th September 2017. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 1st April to 29th October 2017. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 1st April to 29th October 2017.

D: Please be advised if you wish to travel to Tower Pier, London Eye and Greenwich pier you will need to change boats. 


Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services. 

Independent reviews by feefo
The View from the Shard & River Cruise

  • 29 Sep 2017

    ★★★

    It was OK, had to exchange my tickets for Shard tickets before going up. Overall the Shard experience didn't seem that good. It's not the tour's fault.


    01 Jul 2017

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was fun but we didn't get to go to the Shard because we ran out of time. Spent too much time at the Tate Modern.


    20 Jun 2017

    ★★★★★

    Excellent - the Shard was an excellent trip


    21 Apr 2017

    ★★★★★

    Lovely view and environment.


    27 Mar 2017

    ★★★★★

    Great trip easy to buy and collect


    20 Mar 2017

    ★★★

    Live comments on the boat were excellent. Shard was a bit disappointing for the money you pay for it.


  • 13 Jan 2017

    ★★★★

    Shard was worth the money but not the cruise unfortunately


    24 Dec 2016

    ★★★★★

    Really cool. Fun trip, recommend


  • 29 Sep 2017

    ★★★

    It was OK, had to exchange my tickets for Shard tickets before going up. Overall the Shard experience didn't seem that good. It's not the tour's fault.


  • 01 Jul 2017

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was fun but we didn't get to go to the Shard because we ran out of time. Spent too much time at the Tate Modern.


  • 20 Jun 2017

    ★★★★★

    Excellent - the Shard was an excellent trip


  • 21 Apr 2017

    ★★★★★

    Lovely view and environment.


  • 27 Mar 2017

    ★★★★★

    Great trip easy to buy and collect


  • 20 Mar 2017

    ★★★

    Live comments on the boat were excellent. Shard was a bit disappointing for the money you pay for it.


  • 13 Jan 2017

    ★★★★

    Shard was worth the money but not the cruise unfortunately


  • 24 Dec 2016

    ★★★★★

    Really cool. Fun trip, recommend

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