Prices of The Shard observation deck in London

Are you ready to enjoy the London skyline like never before at The Shard? I'll tell you the budget you'll need, below.

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Prices of The Shard observation deck in London

View from the sky garden | ©Ana Paula Grimaldi

The panoramic viewing platform The View, in The Shard skyscraper, is an increasingly popular tourist attraction in London so if you're thinking of visiting, I recommend you book your tickets to The Shard in advance because they literally fly!

What budget do I need for tickets to The Shard?

The Shard box office| ©Frank Pro
The Shard box office| ©Frank Pro

From $42 in Hellotickets you can get a ticket to The Viewpoint of The Shard skyscraper, one of the most modern in London, to enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline of the city at more than 300 meters high.

The views from the London Eye are famous but I'm not exaggerating if I say that The View has the most impressive views of the British capital. Even more than the popular Ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames because the height of The Shard is almost twice as high.

Buy your tickets for The Shard in the time slot that best suits you because... you won't be able to stop taking pictures!

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When is it best to book tickets to The Shard?

Enjoying a glass of Champagne at The Shard| ©Jeremy Day
Enjoying a glass of Champagne at The Shard| ©Jeremy Day

I recommend you to book your tickets for The Shard in advance so you can choose the time and go to The View a little before sunset to see the beautiful palette of colors that unfolds over the London sky as the sun goes down and the lights of the city slowly turn on. It's a magical moment!

Here you can learn all the info about tickets to The Shard, but I anticipate that if you want to treat yourself during the visit or want to surprise your partner with a romantic plan you should not miss it.

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Can I visit The Shard with a tourist card?

Climbing The View at The Shard| ©Sean MacEntee
Climbing The View at The Shard| ©Sean MacEntee

That's right, this is the cheapest option! From $88 you can get the London Explorer Pass (you pay for the number of sites you visit) while $131 you can get the London Pass (you pay for days and allows you to see more than 80 tourist attractions) in Hellotickets.

It is a very convenient option if you are planning to spend several days in the British capital and want to get the most out of your stay knowing a lot of tourist attractions. With any of these tourist cards the visit to The Shard is included but you can also access other places of interest such as:

If you plan to stay in London for more than 3 days, buying a tourist pass you will save a good penny when sightseeing and you will avoid the eternal queues that form at the ticket offices of each tourist attraction because there is usually a special line for those who carry the pass. As you can see they are all advantages but in the post The best London tourist card we analyze in detail everything you can do with them during your trip. Do not miss it!

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How can I save on the visit to The View at The Shard? Are there reduced rates?

At The Shard observation deck| ©Martin Pettitt
At The Shard observation deck| ©Martin Pettitt

Unlike other London skyline attractions such as the London Eye, there are currently no concessionary rates to visit The View at The Shard. This means that the price is the same for all visitors regardless of age except for children 3 years old and under, who can access the attraction for free.

If you are looking to save a little with the visit to The View, the best option I can recommend is to buy the Explorer Pass or purchase the London Pass.

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How much are tickets to The View at the ticket office?

London as seen from The Shard| ©Pierre Blaché
London as seen from The Shard| ©Pierre Blaché

If you are thinking of coming to London to buy tickets for The View you have to know that these are not sold at the box office but on the website of the skyscraper where the prices are as follows:

  • General Admission Midweek Saver: from £ 25
  • Essential Ticket: from £ 39
  • Deluxe Ticket: from £ 49

These tickets must be purchased online and well in advance because as The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, the views from its observation deck are very impressive and, therefore, tremendously popular. It is one of the essential things to do in London!

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How much does it cost to get to The Shard?

Waiting for the Underground| ©Ingela Persson-Rue
Waiting for the Underground| ©Ingela Persson-Rue

If you want to get to The Shard quickly because you are short of time or because you do not want to get tired doing marathon walks, for about 6 € that costs the subway ticket (depending on the area where you move) you can move in a jiffy to London Bridge station, the closest to the attraction. To learn how to use and move easily with this transport around the city, I recommend you take a look at this Practical Guide to the London Underground.

The price of transport in London is a bit expensive compared to other European cities but you can try to save a good pinch if you get the Oyster Card or Travelcard to pay for your travel around the British capital. Your pocket will notice it!

Another option that may interest you is to buy a ticket for the London sightseeing bus with which you can explore the city while traveling comfortably seated. But if you enjoy exploring every inch of the city on foot, you're in luck because you can get to The Shard without spending a single penny by taking a pleasant stroll around the area - there's plenty to see so the walk will be short!

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How much does it cost to eat near The Shard?

At the Redwood Sport Pub & Kitchen near The Shard| ©Angelique B
At the Redwood Sport Pub & Kitchen near The Shard| ©Angelique B

The price options are very diverse in the London Bridge area, which is where The View is located, and you can have a great meal from £10.

Near The Shard skyscraper you will find plenty of restaurants to take a break and recharge your batteries. From pizzas, burgers and burritos to sandwiches, salads and fish. Even dishes of British cuisine.

If you plan to take advantage of your visit to The View to eat in the neighborhood, I recommend you read the post The best places to eat near The Shard in London to get ideas.

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