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
 

Take the kids along for unforgettable views of London this summer, combined with a hop-on hop-off cruise on the Thames – it’s the ultimate package for holiday sightseeing! Also included with your ticket is a free exclusive goodie bag worth £34.90, containing binoculars, a Shard ice cube tray, a paperclip holder, and a plush toy fox, modelled after Romeo the fox, who made the 72nd floor of the Shard his home during construction. Only valid for the month of August, this is a deal you don’t want to miss!
 

Package details - Summer offer August

Opening Times

Sun-Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 8pm

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
 
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
£95.00
 
Family (1 Adult +3 Children)
£85.00
 
Infant (0-3) from
£0.00
 

Ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to the view from the Shard
  • Free Goodie Bag - value of £34.90


The View from the Shard ticket is valid for single entry use until 31 August 2017. Please present your ticket at the entrance on Joiner Street by London Bridge Station.
 
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 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, Bankside, Tower and Greenwich.

11:50D 13:10D 14:20D 15:40D 16:50D*
11:50 14:20 15:40 16:50
11:50D 13:10 14:20D 15:40D 16:50D
11:50D 13:10D 14:20D
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
13:50
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*
12:40 15:10C 16:20C
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

  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    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.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent - the Shard was an excellent trip


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely view and environment.


    5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great trip easy to buy and collect


    5 months ago

    ★★

    Live comments on the boat were excellent.

    Shard was a bit disappointing for the money you pay for it.


    7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Shard was worth the money but not the cruise unfortunately


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Really cool. Fun trip, recommend


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent package and great value together. Cruise boats were great way to travel the iconic tour sites.


    12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it


    12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the view!


    12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed both


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Took the package with the Shard and free child for half term. Fantastic quality and excellent value!!


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    A wonderful day of cruising to Greenwich and then Westminster. We appreciated the commentary from staff on sights to see during the cruise.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Ticket office and boat staff excellent and very polite, cruise and shard excellent, very good service.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Would recommend


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was okay. I'm puzzled as to the need to take photo using the green screen. Should provide such photo opportunity using the real view. Learn how they do it at Tokyo Skytree!


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    great service, really helpful and informative staff, good fun and good value. Shard was amazing, and very romantic at night. I'll remember it always.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    View from the shard was fantastic!! We were able to take our time to have a look around the views and it was very interesting.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The guy who openly admitted didn't do commentaries was so informative and a credit to your company. He was polite and have recommended your company to friends and family.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable thing to do


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    If you get Dean on your cruise you will be entertained by his commentary. He made the cruise for us!


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Some of the commentary happened after the landmark building (appreciate it depends where you are seated but it could be improved especially after Tower Bridge section).


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Que to collect the tickets was long. Could the time reduced


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely service, made you feel welcome and view was incredible


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Entertaining commentary on the cruise. Good!


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastisches Erlebnis , trotz schlechtem Wetter und Nebel, jederzeit zu empfehlen !


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Deal - great view. All went to plan.


    2 years ago

    I was extremely disappointed with the view from the shard!! How can you expect so much money?? To go up in a lift and not much else?? Hugely disappointed as it was a birthday treat which was a waste of time and effort!!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    I am very happy with the service:)


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    could not be faulted , crew were excellent .


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    website was a bit confusing as it only showed one sailing in the morning. Had to email to get clarification that you could take any sailing and not just the one listed.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    good service


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    amazing view from the shard


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent View


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Was a sunny day so could see all of the landmarks clearly, both experiences were enjoyed and enhanced our time in London.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    All round great experience for husband's 50th birthday!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    A thoroughly enjoyable day out n very good value for money.

    Very impressed with the package n value for money


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The staff was amazing and the view incredible !!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Good value


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise itself was good. The wrong information on timings given by City Cruises spoilt our enjoyment. If The Shard had been fully booked we probably would have only had half an hour there. Thankfully it wasn't and we were able to take our time. The staff were very polite. The Shard itself is excellent and even though the weather wasn't perfect the views are amazing. I would definitely go there again.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    We preferred the boat where there was an upstairs. If the weather had not been nice we would not have gone on the cruise even if it was all covered.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Friendly and helpful staff made this a wonderful day!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great package. Views from the Shard were amazing. Some confusion regarding our booked time slot as the person at Westminster pier insisted on keeping our confirmation paper work, then the person at the Shard needed to see it!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Nice boat and nice cruise. But the audio system was badly distorting and clipping the voice of the announcer, making it awful to listen. Also don't understand why we had to get in line to show the printed booking at the pier to get another piece of paper to get in line at the check in for the Shard to get another ticket to finally get in line to get into the Shard. That means having to be in line three times instead of one time. Why not print the final ticket directly from the website when booking?


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    City Cruise was brilliant the Shard lacked atmosphere the staff were friendly but it didn't have any wow factor!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Cruise excellent - Shard great view but too expensive


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Everything was superb, the Cruise was excellent and all the staff on the boat were so helpful, friendly and made the trip perfect. The View from The Shard was excellent too, again the staff were charming!helpful friendly and could not do enough for you . I do not like lifts or heights, but their reassurance was so good, I coped with he lift and even enjoyed looking down at the view! Thank you. I will recommend it to my friends and family


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    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.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent - the Shard was an excellent trip


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely view and environment.


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great trip easy to buy and collect


  • 5 months ago

    ★★

    Live comments on the boat were excellent.

    Shard was a bit disappointing for the money you pay for it.


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Shard was worth the money but not the cruise unfortunately


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Really cool. Fun trip, recommend


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent package and great value together. Cruise boats were great way to travel the iconic tour sites.


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the view!


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed both


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Took the package with the Shard and free child for half term. Fantastic quality and excellent value!!


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    A wonderful day of cruising to Greenwich and then Westminster. We appreciated the commentary from staff on sights to see during the cruise.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Ticket office and boat staff excellent and very polite, cruise and shard excellent, very good service.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Would recommend


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was okay. I'm puzzled as to the need to take photo using the green screen. Should provide such photo opportunity using the real view. Learn how they do it at Tokyo Skytree!


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    great service, really helpful and informative staff, good fun and good value. Shard was amazing, and very romantic at night. I'll remember it always.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    View from the shard was fantastic!! We were able to take our time to have a look around the views and it was very interesting.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The guy who openly admitted didn't do commentaries was so informative and a credit to your company. He was polite and have recommended your company to friends and family.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable thing to do


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    If you get Dean on your cruise you will be entertained by his commentary. He made the cruise for us!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Some of the commentary happened after the landmark building (appreciate it depends where you are seated but it could be improved especially after Tower Bridge section).


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Que to collect the tickets was long. Could the time reduced


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely service, made you feel welcome and view was incredible


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Entertaining commentary on the cruise. Good!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastisches Erlebnis , trotz schlechtem Wetter und Nebel, jederzeit zu empfehlen !


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Deal - great view. All went to plan.


  • 2 years ago

    I was extremely disappointed with the view from the shard!! How can you expect so much money?? To go up in a lift and not much else?? Hugely disappointed as it was a birthday treat which was a waste of time and effort!!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    I am very happy with the service:)


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    could not be faulted , crew were excellent .


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    website was a bit confusing as it only showed one sailing in the morning. Had to email to get clarification that you could take any sailing and not just the one listed.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    good service


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    amazing view from the shard


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent View


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Was a sunny day so could see all of the landmarks clearly, both experiences were enjoyed and enhanced our time in London.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    All round great experience for husband's 50th birthday!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    A thoroughly enjoyable day out n very good value for money.

    Very impressed with the package n value for money


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The staff was amazing and the view incredible !!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Good value


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise itself was good. The wrong information on timings given by City Cruises spoilt our enjoyment. If The Shard had been fully booked we probably would have only had half an hour there. Thankfully it wasn't and we were able to take our time. The staff were very polite. The Shard itself is excellent and even though the weather wasn't perfect the views are amazing. I would definitely go there again.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    We preferred the boat where there was an upstairs. If the weather had not been nice we would not have gone on the cruise even if it was all covered.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Friendly and helpful staff made this a wonderful day!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great package. Views from the Shard were amazing. Some confusion regarding our booked time slot as the person at Westminster pier insisted on keeping our confirmation paper work, then the person at the Shard needed to see it!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Nice boat and nice cruise. But the audio system was badly distorting and clipping the voice of the announcer, making it awful to listen. Also don't understand why we had to get in line to show the printed booking at the pier to get another piece of paper to get in line at the check in for the Shard to get another ticket to finally get in line to get into the Shard. That means having to be in line three times instead of one time. Why not print the final ticket directly from the website when booking?


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    City Cruise was brilliant the Shard lacked atmosphere the staff were friendly but it didn't have any wow factor!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Cruise excellent - Shard great view but too expensive


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Everything was superb, the Cruise was excellent and all the staff on the boat were so helpful, friendly and made the trip perfect. The View from The Shard was excellent too, again the staff were charming!helpful friendly and could not do enough for you . I do not like lifts or heights, but their reassurance was so good, I coped with he lift and even enjoyed looking down at the view! Thank you. I will recommend it to my friends and family

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