See London from a whole new perspective with the Shard Experience. Your Shard visit will give you a chance to see London from a vantage point of 500 feet above street level and then take in the sights from the River Thames aboard a sightseeing voyage. By the end of the Shard experience, you'll have seen London as you never had before.
The Shard is the most recently built sightseeing destination in London and has the distinction of being the tallest building in Western Europe. The Shard Viewing platform is positioned at 500 feet, making it nearly twice as high up as any other observation deck in the city. You'll never seen London the way that you have during your Shard visit!
When you visit the Shard, you can take in a panoramic view of London. The Shard viewing platform provides full views across a full 360 degrees and allows you to see 64 kilometres into the distance on a clear day. When you visit the Shard, you can step out on the 68, 69 or 72 floor, cutting down on crowds. The 72nd floor Shard viewing platform is especially popular because when you turn our gaze upwards, you can see the shard-like top of the skyscraper stretching upwards into the heavens.
After you finish with the first half of the Shard Experience, you're ready for your sightseeing tour. You can get on and off as many times as you wish up until 6:00PM to stop and check out places you've yet to experience. The cruise arrives at London Bridge, the London Eye, the Tower of London, Greenwich Station and Westminster Abbey every 30 minutes, making it easy to plan your stops.
While aboard the boat, you'll be able to breathe in the fresh air on open decks. Snap selfies in front of the scenery and take beautiful shots of London's landmarks that aren't possible from the land. In addition to the stopping points, the cruise passes by St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and many other well-known sites. Spend the day as the tourists do and get to know London better. Every minute spent on the cruise takes you further into the history and the beautiful scenery of the United Kingdom's capital city.
Not only will you get to take in spectacular views when you take part in the Shard Experience, but you'll also save money on your outing to London's newest landmark. This offer allows you to visit the Shard and take the Thames cruise at a reduced price. With two adult admissions able to be purchased for the cost of this special deal, the savings compared to the Shard prices are significant.
Don't miss your chance to step out onto the Shard viewing platform and to cruise the Thames for a special price! Purchase the package and get ready to visit the Shard.
Views of London from 500ft above the city
Journey through London and see some of the cities most famous landmarks
Departs: Daily although the Thames Sightseeing Cruise cannot be used during July and August.
Start Times: The Shard opens at 9:00am - last entry 8:30pm. The Sightseeing Cruise begins at 10:00am until 6:00pm.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather that day. Don't forget your camera!
Flat Ship Delivery £3.95 per order:
We like to keep things simple for our customers and that's why we offer a set £3.95 flat shipping rate per order. Standard delivery takes 5-7 working days. Please see delivery details page for more information.
Your voucher is valid for nine months from the date of issue. It is essential that you book and take you experience before this date as vouchers may not be extended beyond the expiration date. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Booking The Shard - Please note you must pre-book your experience. Failure to do this may result in refused entry.
You must take your voucher along to the City Cruises ticket office at any one of the piers on the day you wish to take the cruise and exchange it with the booking staff for an unlimited River Red Rover ticket. City Cruise ticket office are located at the following piers along the River Thames;
• Westminster Pier
• London Eye Pier
• Greenwich Pier
• London Bridge
• Tower Pier
The Thames sightseeing cruise can be used any day of the week subject to availability and doesn’t have to be used on the same day as your visit to The Shard. Some restrictions may apply during special occasions and major events. You must take your experience before the voucher expiry date. Please note: the Thames Sightseeing Cruise can't be used during July and August.
You are purchasing a gift pack & voucher for this experience, which will be sent to you. A voucher and booking information will be included in the pack so that you can confirm your booking direct with your chosen venue. This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! You will receive a gift pack with personalised voucher.