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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 Cambrid2020-02-19T00:00:00+00002022-12-31T00:00:00+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 de2020-02-19T00:00:00+0000 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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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
 
 
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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 £106  34% 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
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  36% 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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 10 minutes from The Shard
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The Bee In Me
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st January to 1st March 2020
The Shard, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Presented as a computer game, The Bee In Me follows the day in the life of a boy who has to face a series of challenges ...More
 
 
 
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Knight School at the Tower of London
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 15th to 23rd February 2020
The Shard, Tower Hill, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
Only the bravest will join Knight School at the Tower of London this February Half Term. The date: 1471, the setting: the height of the Wars ...More
 
 
 
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Knight School
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 18th to 23rd Feb 2020 - 11am-4pm
The Shard, Tower Hill, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
Become a knight this February half-term....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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Vinegar Yard
London > Shopping > Markets
80-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
From the team behind Flat Iron Square, and in common with that nearby attraction, Vinegar Yard sits directly ... 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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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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Shard
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
Abigail's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
Hidden away in the main building above outdoor foodie hub Vinegar Yard, Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room ... 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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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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Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men
Theatre | On 20th February 2020 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Shard

This staged reading of a black comedy by Lorien Haynes, directed by Tara Fitzgerald, traces a woman's relationship history backwards, ...More

The Cato Street Conspiracy, 1820: A Study in Terrorism
Exhibitions | On 20th February 2020 

Museum of London 21 minutes walk from The Shard

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

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Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
Dining 

Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th February 

Pop Brixton

A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
London Dog Week
London Dog Week
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Cuddle up with your favourite canine at special 'Pup-Up Shops' and 'Cuddle Clubs' popping up ...More

 
Atmosphere Venues
Atmosphere Venues
Business 

A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Drinking 

The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Dining 

British cuisine....More

 
Chop'd City Point
Chop'd City Point
Dining 

Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
London Graphic Centre
Shopping 

For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
Exhibitions | From 30th September 

Barbican Art Gallery

As part of the year-long Inside Out series, the Barbican Art Gallery presents a major ...More

 
Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window
Exhibitions | From 14th October 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Completing the 2020 exhibition programme at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Woman in the Window looks at ...More

 
GoBoat Paddington
GoBoat Paddington
Transport 

Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
The Conductor
The Conductor
Drinking 

The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Leisure 

A subterranean sanctuary in the heart of central ...More

 
Bulgari Spa London
Bulgari Spa London
Leisure 

Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
London Events 2020
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
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Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
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Six illuminating light shows to brighten the ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
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Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
 
 
 
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