new "must do" trip ! Go to the top of the Shard.
its equivalent of Paris's Eiffel Tower. And it's called the Shard....
skyscraper has not taken long to become
established as one of the emblematic buildings in the British capital;
and naturally, just as a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower gives the
best views of Paris, so a trip to the top of the Shard gives the best
and most breathtaking views of London. From the top of the Shard,
London lies at your feet....
The number of visitors going up the Shard in any hour is
strictly limited; tickets are sold for half-hourly slots; but once you
are at the top, you can stay there as long as you want
To go up the Shard...
booking is highly recommended
, the number of visitors
going up each hour is strictly limited, so book in advance to make sure
you get a slot when you want it. Tickets must be booked
online, so click this link
save it to your bookmarks.
Shard ticket prices 2015
A trip to the top of the Shard isn't cheap... but they are cheaper if
you book them in advance on line, rather than try to get them at the
door. Besides if you just roll up at the door and want a
ticket, you may well find that there are none left.
Here are the main ticket prices.
Shard ticket information
Book your tickets now
ticket (2 Adults + 2 kids
or 1 Adult + 3 kids)
entrance for 1 carer)
- day and night
(+ go up
|Student day and night
+ a glass of champagne at the top
In addition to the basic trip to the top, you can also buy tickets that
include a meal or tea at the Fortnum and Mason's restaurant at the top.
These combined tickets are available for advance booking on the booking
website already indicated. (See above)
About the Shard
Opened at the end of 2012, lthe Shard
( A "Shard" is a sharp piece of glass)
is the highest skyscraper in the European Union, peaking at
metres. This is 15 m less than the top of the Eiffel Tour.
Most of the Shard's 87 stories are taken up with offices;
but floors 34 to 52 are occupied by the Shangri-la
Hotel, now one of the
trendiest places to stay in London The public observation
decks occupy floors 68 - 72, the highest floors that are open
to the public. Above them there is just the
"spire", with its technical premises.
From the observation decks, visitors can enjoy a
fabulous and unmatched 360° panorama of London and the
countryside beyond. The Thames is at your feet. To the left, the view
from the Shard stretches away towards Westminster and the West End of
London; ahead of you can look down
on the skyscrapers of the City; and to the right, the view curves away
past Tower Bridge and on towards Canary Wharf and the lower reaches of
They are all views to remember. And a new experience, even for those
who have already visited London many times
entrance to the Shard is not included in the London Pass (which
includes entry to 60 other attractions in and around London).
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