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The View From The Shard

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

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

The View from the Shard Entrance - Package details

Opening Times


Daily: 10am-10pm (last entry 9pm)

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
View from the Shard Champagne Package
 
Adult (16+) from
£36.80
(18+) £43.80
 
Child (4-15) from
£26.90
-
 
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+.

*If you choose the Shard Champagne package, you can unwind with a glass of Champagne at London’s highest Champagne bar.  

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

* No return service available. 

 

A: Return services runs only in high summer: 2nd July to 16th September 2018. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 7th April to 28th October 2018. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 9th April to 28th October 2018.

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

  • 03 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Outstanding, good clear day with amazing view.


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great deal for the money!


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Hello, When we arrived, noone checked our printed tickets which were also for the view from the shard... So a few hours later, I had to run between the shard and towerbridge pier to have tickets to be able to enter into the shard. In the boat, a man tried to speak really slowly but I would have prefered a visit in french to understand better. We were seated on the 1st floor and it was really Nice. Thank you.


    30 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was interesting and the individual commentary was enjoyable to listen to as it was a good mix of humour and fact! Went down to Greenwich and the crew explained very clearly what time the last boat back left.


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book online and ticket collection again very easy. Views from the Shard definitely a sight to be seen


    28 Dec 2018

    ★★★

    Tour de nuit des lumières de Londres à Noël sympathique. Point de départ mal renseigné et qualité du dispositif audio moyenne. Je n'ai vraiment pas trouvé The Shard fantastique, surtout avec son côté prétentieux...


  • 31 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Comfortable cruise with everything you need on board.


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Professional and enjoyable.


  • 03 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Outstanding, good clear day with amazing view.


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great deal for the money!


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Hello, When we arrived, noone checked our printed tickets which were also for the view from the shard... So a few hours later, I had to run between the shard and towerbridge pier to have tickets to be able to enter into the shard. In the boat, a man tried to speak really slowly but I would have prefered a visit in french to understand better. We were seated on the 1st floor and it was really Nice. Thank you.


  • 30 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was interesting and the individual commentary was enjoyable to listen to as it was a good mix of humour and fact! Went down to Greenwich and the crew explained very clearly what time the last boat back left.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book online and ticket collection again very easy. Views from the Shard definitely a sight to be seen


  • 28 Dec 2018

    ★★★

    Tour de nuit des lumières de Londres à Noël sympathique. Point de départ mal renseigné et qualité du dispositif audio moyenne. Je n'ai vraiment pas trouvé The Shard fantastique, surtout avec son côté prétentieux...


  • 31 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Comfortable cruise with everything you need on board.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Professional and enjoyable.

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