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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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Shard LightsShard LightsShard LightsShining like a beacon over London, the tallest building in town puts on a festive light show throughout December as the top 20 storeys of The Shard are lit up, illuminating the city's skyline. With a very special theme, unveiled on the first night, Shard Lights makes us look up and enjoy the night sky, illuminated from dusk until early morning with2017-12-04T00:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  4th to 31st December 2017
Shining like a beacon over London, the tallest building in town puts on a festive light show throughout December as the top 20 storeys of The Shard are lit up, illuminating the city's skyline. With a very special theme, unveiled on the first night, Shard Lights makes us look up and enjoy the night sky, illuminated from dusk until early morning with... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £98  35% 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 £179  30% 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  30% 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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Alternative Sights nearest The Shard

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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Phobophobia: Night Terrors
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 21st to 31st October 2017 - Various Times
The Shard, 2-4 Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
An adults-only Halloween spectacular, which invites visitors to wander through dark, labyrinthine corridors inhabited by lost children and a motley crew of otherworldly apparitions....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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The Big Draw
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 1st to 31st October 2017
The Shard, Tower Bridge Road, South Kensington, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Shard
If cave men could animate then so can you. That's the premise behind The Big Draw which takes Living Lines as its theme for 2017. The ...More
 
 
 
Now On
LOOT
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st & 22nd and 26th to 29th Oct 2017 - Various Times
The Shard, Long Lane, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Shard
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Shard

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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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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... 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

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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Leisure near The Shard

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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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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Laika
Theatre | Until 4th November 2017 

Unicorn Theatre 1 minute walk from The Shard

A moving sci-fi adventure about the first dog in space inventively told using puppetry, movement and music. By Bryony Hannah ...More

Phobophobia: Night Terrors
Leisure | Until 31st October 2017 

London Bridge Experience 3 minutes walk from The Shard

An adults-only Halloween spectacular, which invites visitors to wander through dark, labyrinthine corridors inhabited by lost children and a motley ...More

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style Pf Her Own
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 4 minutes walk from The Shard

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | Until 31st December 2017 

The Bridge Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Shard

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy set in 1850 London, where ...More

 
The Big Draw
The Big Draw
Kids Events | Until 31st October 2017 

Tower Bridge 5 minutes walk from The Shard

If cave men could animate then so can you. That's the premise behind The Big Draw which takes Living Lines ...More

 
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Coppa Club 6 minutes walk from The Shard

The instagram hit of last winter, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. ...More

 
Redhed By Catherine Williams
Exhibitions | Until 28th October 2017 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from The Shard

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Londinium: Hallucinatio
Exhibitions | Until 24th October 2017 

Leadenhall Market 11 minutes walk from The Shard

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Meet Graeme Souness
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2017 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 12 minutes walk from The Shard

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon, and a Liverpool legend. We are delighted to welcome him to Leadenhall Market ...More

Meet Graeme Souness
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2017 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 12 minutes walk from The Shard

The retired Scottish sportsman signs copies of his new book, Football: My Life, My Passion....More

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After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

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