The ShardThe Shard will open in 2012, becoming the largest building in the European Union and adding a sure-to-be-iconic addition to a London skyline already featuring such world-famous sites as Big Ben, the London Eye, The Gherkin, Canary Wharf, the BT Tower, St Paul's Cathedral and The Monument. So named as it will be clad entirely in glass and distinctively shaped in a triangular design, The Shard is symbolic of London's global standing.
The View from The Shard is the official name of The Shard's imperious viewing-gallery attraction, sure to become one of the most popular London attractions of all, standing more than twice as tall as any other view of London. The View from The Shard will open in February 2013.
Situated by London Bridge train station, The Shard stands at 310 metres tall (1,017 feet), providing an unparalleled view across the length and breadth of London. Floors 68 through to 72 will provide The View from The Shard, offering London tourists a 360-degree view of the city's iconic, historic landscape. The Shard will also provide a hotel and various restaurants, which are sure to be hugely popular with visitors to the city. The Shard is just a walk away from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, allowing tourists to enjoy the contrast between the city's glorious heritage and its dazzling modern architecture. Opening in 2012, the year that London hosts the Olympic Games, The Shard will become forever associated with one of the city's most glorious years.
Nearest Tube / Railway StationLondon Bridge (Jubilee Line; Northern Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of Southwark
AdmissionAdults: £24.95 in advance; £29.95 on the day
Children aged 4 to 15: £18.95 in advance; £23.95 on the day
Free for children aged 0 to 3
Opening TimesThe View from The Shard is open from 9:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week
Address / Contact DetailsThe Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SY
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View from Tower 42
View from the London Eye
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