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The Shard
The Shard
The Shard
The Shard
The Shard
The Shard
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AccessEasy (Walk, Train, Bus, Taxi)
SafetyNo problem
Visit date April 2013 / Updated date March 2016


The Shard, which was built in 2013, is 310m high and there is an observatory at the 244m from the ground. Before the Shard has completed, there were no places enjoying panoramic night view from the high in London.

Though I have visited over 2,000 night view spots, this one definitely chosen top 20 with their beautiful scenery. What I would like to mention is the outdoor viewing platform on the 72nd floor. You can face great night skyscraper of London feeling wind on your cheek.

All tickets are timed every 30 minutes. I recommend you to purchase tickets before you visit there if you have time.


There are no toilets and where to seat at the observatory. There is only toilet near the ticket counter.

Opening Times

25 October - 31 March
  Sunday to Wednesday 10am - 7pm (last entry 6pm)
  Thursday to Saturday 10am - 10pm (last entry 9pm)

1 April - 24 October
  Open daily 10am - 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

Ticket Prices

Doors £ 30.95
Advance Tickets £ 25.95

Equipment used

Nikon D700
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50

Use of a tripod is not allowed.


Address: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom.

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