This guide to visit The Shard in London It will help you enjoy the viewpoint with the best panoramic views of the city.
This building of more than 310 meters is the sixth tallest in Europe and was inaugurated in July 2012, at which time it became one of the most important icons in the city.
Owned by the State of Qatar, which invested millions of pounds to create this pyramid-shaped tower completely covered in glass, The Shard is the most discarded building on the London skyline.
Based on the experience of our last trip to London where we enjoyed this impressive viewpoint, we show you the best way to visit The Shard with all the information about prices and tickets.
How to get
the best way to get to The Shard in London, located near the Tower Bridge, is using the effective London underground. A few meters from the entrance of the viewpoint you have the London Bridge stop, through which the Northern (black) and Jubilee (gray) lines pass and will leave you practically at the door of The Shard.
In case you don't want to take the subway, you can arrive in the typical double-decker bus, taking lines 43, 48, 141, 149 or 521.
Do not forget to walk around the area before entering the building, to take good photos and above all, enjoy the immensity of The Shard.
Shcedules and prices
He The Shard viewpoint in London It is open every day of the year, from 10am to 10pm during the summer months. On Sundays and other months of the year you can close sooner, so we recommend you check the schedule and keep in mind that the last access is an hour and a half before closing.
The price of The Shard is 32 pounds if you buy the ticket directly at the box office on the ground floor although a good option to save a few pounds is to book this ticket in advance, which allows you to choose the access time of the day you have chosen, something very important if you want to make the visit in high season or weekend, considering that it is one of the most visited places in London and long lines are usually formed.
In addition, one of the best things included in the ticket is the guarantee of time, this means that, in case of bad weather or poor visibility, you can re-enter the viewpoint for free in the three months following the initial date of the ticket.
Remember that admission to The Shard in London is free if you have the London Pass, a tourist card that includes more than 80 places to visit in London, including the London Bridge and Tower, Westminster Abbey, the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Thames cruise.
For more information about this card you can consult this London Pass post.
As a recommendation we will tell you that the best time and one of the best things to do in London is to visit The Shard in London an hour before sunset, to enjoy the views of the day, of the sunset if the sky is clear and of the illuminated city.
And although the ticket price is quite high we consider the The Shard viewpoint in London an essential and number one on this list of the best viewpoints in London, without any doubt.