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The ShardWhen it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. Designed in 2000 by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect best known for creating Paris's Pompidou Centre in collaboration with Britain's Richard Rogers, the mixed use Shard building, visible from wherever you are in London, combines offices, three floors of restaurants and the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel with residential apartments - Europe's highest homes; yours for 30 to 50 million pounds - and London's highest viewing gallery. Covered in 11,000 panes of glass, the 'vertical city' in the newly created London Bridge Quarter is well connected with London Bridge Tube and train stations ferrying people to and from the hard-to-miss London landmark. The public viewing galleries, way up on floors 68 to 72, offer stunning views across the city and up to 40 miles beyond. Vertigo sufferers need not apply. See our full feature on The Shard for further information.

 

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The View From The Shard TicketsThe View From The Shard TicketsThe View From The Shard TicketsLondon looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in Western Europe. Lifts transport members of the public from the ground to levels 68 to 72 where visitors are greeted at the entrance by pictures of over 140 famous Londoners - including The Duke and Duchess of Cambrid2018-07-18T00:00:00+01002022-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Shard, 96  Tooley Street      SE1 9SG
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PRICING  £24.95, child/disabled £18.95, NUS £19.95, disabled carer/under 3s Free, Oct 21-31, Nov 1-3, Dec 20-31, Jan 1-6 £24.95, maximum of two children per paying adult Free, children must be accompanied by a paying adult
DATES  1st February 2013 to 31st December 2022
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in Western Europe. Lifts transport members of the public from the ground to levels 68 to 72 where visitors are greeted at the entrance by pictures of over 140 famous Londoners - including The Duke and Duchess of Cambrid... More about this event
 
The View from The ShardThe View from The ShardThe View from The ShardThe View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m), a 360 de2018-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Shard, 96  Tooley Street      SE1 9SG
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event > Tours > Behind the Scenes -Buildings
DATES  1st February 2013 to 31st December 2045
The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m), a 360 de... More about this event
 
 

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Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
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Canada Water Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowsfields NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  27% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  39% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from The Shard
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  41% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Shard
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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One Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Sights
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company. ... More
 
 
 
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from The Shard
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Shard
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London Riviera
London > Attractions >
More London Place, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
Every summer the London Riviera pops up in the shadow of City Hall adding a colourful food market and free entertainment ... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Eames Fine Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
58 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Specialising in the work of established masters of Modern and contemporary art, Eames Fine Art Gallery offers collectors a selection of original prints, drawings and paintings ... More
 
 
 
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Baby Show
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th May to 22nd July 2018 - Various Times
The Shard, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Theatre, Children's Theatre....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Summer by the River: Free Film Festival at The Scoop
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 5th June to 28th August 2018
The Shard, The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
One of London's most popular outdoor screening events takes place at The Scoop, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre located between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge in the shadow ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th May to 28th August 2018
The Shard, Tower Hill, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
On the spot where Anne Boleyn spent the end of her life, this theatrical spectacle explores her tragic final 17 days at the Tower of London. ...More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Shard

The best shops and markets near The Shard
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Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London Bridge Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a ... More
 
 
 
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Hawes & Curtis
London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London ... More
 
 
 
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Hutong
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
33rd Floor, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Like the Hong Kong original (on the 28th Floor of One Peking), Hutong in London occupies a lofty spot, high up on the 33rd floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Carve
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
116-120 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Lunchtimes may never be the same again - if Daniel Bear, founder of Carve, has anything to do with it. The man who started the Euphorium ... More
 
 
 
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Magdalen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
152 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
An absolutely charming man called Roger Faulks co-owns this much lauded restaurant, universally loved by restaurant critics - even the picky ones. Roger had watched as ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Shard

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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 20 minutes from The Shard
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from The Shard
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 28 minutes from The Shard
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Shard gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Shard

The best pubs near London The Shard.
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Shard
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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The Shard clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Shard

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Shard.
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from The Shard
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
 

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Baby Show
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Unicorn Theatre 1 minute walk from The Shard

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge and Thames Rockets
The Ivy Tower Bridge and Thames Rockets
Seasonal | Until 31st August 2018 

The Ivy Tower Bridge 3 minutes walk from The Shard

This summer, The Ivy Tower Bridge has partnered with Thames Rockets to give thrill seekers a high speed sightseeing tour ...More

 
Orla Kiely: A Life In Pattern
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 4 minutes walk from The Shard

Over 150 products and patterns, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, from one of the UK ...More

Allelujah!
Allelujah!
Theatre | Until 28th September 2018 

The Bridge Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Shard

A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which is threatened with closure, to ...More

 
London Bridge City: Summer by the River
London Bridge City: Summer by the River
Seasonal | Until 2nd October 2018 

London Bridge 7 minutes walk from The Shard

London's largest free festival, the London Bridge City's Summer by the River transforms the iconic riverside location into a summer ...More

 
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
Theatre | Until 28th August 2018 

Tower Of London 8 minutes walk from The Shard

On the spot where Anne Boleyn spent the end of her life, this theatrical spectacle explores her tragic final 17 ...More

 
Spamilton
Theatre | Until 8th September 2018 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from The Shard

The UK premiere staging of writer-director Gerard Alessandrini's affectionate spoof of the multi-award-winning musical Hamilton also lampoon a host of ...More

Hamlet
Theatre | Until 26th August 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Shard

The new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, opens her tenure at the famous London theatre with Hamlet, taking ...More

As You Like It
Theatre | Until 26th August 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Shard

The Globe presents a staging of the Bard's romantic adventure featuring Rosalind and Orlando as they flee to the Forest ...More

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | Until 14th October 2018 

Tate Modern 15 minutes walk from The Shard

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between abstract art and the ...More

 

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