View from the Shard experience

The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building, and it houses the highest viewing platform in London. I’ve found some great prices for tickets, along with value added gifts including tea, meals and champagne.

Alasdair’s recommended ‘View From the Shard’ gift

The View From The Shard With Champagne For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  The View From The Shard With Champagne For Two £80.00
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I’ve chosen this gift because it’s you get the full experience of the amazing view, along with a class of champagne in the world’s highest champagne bar. It’s for two people, and the best price I can find. Remember, you can’t get this from the official Shard website; they just sell the boring normal tickets.

So you obviously know what the Shard is or you wouldn’t be here. As the tallest building in Western Europe, it’s become one of the top visitor attractions in London.

A lot of people don’t realise that it costs quite a bit to go up the Shard – a couple will easily spend at least £50 just to ride the list to the top and take in the view. But it’s an amazing view, and because it’s such a new building, it’s still really nice and shiny.

The big experience day providers have done deals with the owners of the skyscraper, to allow them to sell tickets to the viewing platform alongside other treats. The towers houses numerous restaurants and bars, including the world’s highest champagne bar. These gifts with added extras aren’t available through the official Shard site – they’re special packages only available through these experience providers.

Here’s a list of all the Shard gifts available in the UK today, with up-to-the minute prices.

Choose your special Shard experience from the list below. It’s in price order, so you’ll see that the further down the list you get, the more added extras you’ll get.

The View From The Shard - One Adult Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - One Adult £25.00
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The View From The Shard Picture Red letter days Logo  The View From The Shard £30.00
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The View From The Shard Picture Into the blue Logo  The View From The Shard £30.95
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The View From The Shard - One Adult Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - One Adult £30.95
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The View From The Shard With Champagne Picture Red letter days Logo  The View From The Shard With Champagne £40.00
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The View From The Shard - Two Adults Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - Two Adults £45.00
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The View From The Shard For Two - Packaged Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard For Two - Packaged £47.35
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The View From The Shard For Two - Packaged Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard For Two - Packaged £47.67
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The View From The Shard For Two Packaged Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard For Two Packaged £50.42
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The View From The Shard For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  The View From The Shard For Two £59.00
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The View From The Shard For Two Packaged Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard For Two Packaged £61.90
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The View From The Shard - Two Adults Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - Two Adults £61.90
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The View From The Shard With Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two - Special Offer Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard With Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two - Special Offer £62.00
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The View From The Shard And Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two £63.75
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The View From The Shard - Two Adults And One Child Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - Two Adults And One Child £65.00
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Three Course Market Lunch For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel, At The Shard Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Three Course Market Lunch For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel, At The Shard £70.00
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The Shard & London's Highest Champagne Bar Picture Into the blue Logo  The Shard & London's Highest Champagne Bar £75.00
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Champagne At The View From The Shard For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Champagne At The View From The Shard For Two £79.90
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The View From The Shard With Champagne For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  The View From The Shard With Champagne For Two £80.00
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The View From The Shard & Jensen's Gin Experience At Bermondsey Distillery For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard & Jensen's Gin Experience At Bermondsey Distillery For Two £85.00
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The View From The Shard - Two Adults And Two Children Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - Two Adults And Two Children £85.00
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View From The Shard And Dinner With Fizz At Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian Picture Buyagift Logo  View From The Shard And Dinner With Fizz At Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian £89.00
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The View From The Shard And Afternoon Tea For Two Picture Activity Superstore Logo  The View From The Shard And Afternoon Tea For Two £90.00
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The View From The Shard And Sparkling Afternoon Tea At Hotel Chocolat For Two Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard And Sparkling Afternoon Tea At Hotel Chocolat For Two £92.00
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Meal At Marco Pierre White, Islington Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Meal At Marco Pierre White, Islington £92.00
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The View From The Shard And Lunch For Two At Strada Picture Activity Superstore Logo  The View From The Shard And Lunch For Two At Strada £94.00
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Thames Cruise & Shard Experience For Two Picture Experience Days Logo  Thames Cruise & Shard Experience For Two £95.00
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The View From The Shard And A Three Course Meal For Two At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And A Three Course Meal For Two At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co £95.00
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The View From The Shard With Three Course Dinner For Two At Hotel Chocolat Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard With Three Course Dinner For Two At Hotel Chocolat £99.00
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The View From The Shard And Cream Cakes And Cocktails At Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Cream Cakes And Cocktails At Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour For Two £99.00
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The View From The Shard And Sparkling Afternoon Tea For Two At Brasserie Blanc Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Sparkling Afternoon Tea For Two At Brasserie Blanc £99.90
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Afternoon Tea And The Shard Picture Into the blue Logo  Afternoon Tea And The Shard £105.00
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Three Course Dinner For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel, At The Shard Picture Virgin experience days Logo  Three Course Dinner For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel, At The Shard £110.00
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The View From The Shard - Two Adults And Two Children Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard - Two Adults And Two Children £111.80
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The View From The Shard And Bateaux Three Course Thames Lunch Cruise For Two Picture Buyagift Logo  The View From The Shard And Bateaux Three Course Thames Lunch Cruise For Two £119.00
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The View From The Shard And Two Course Dinner With Wine Flight For Two At London's Vivat Bacchus Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Two Course Dinner With Wine Flight For Two At London's Vivat Bacchus £124.90
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Shard Lunch Cruise For Two Picture Into the blue Logo  Shard Lunch Cruise For Two £125.00
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The View From The Shard And Meal For Two At Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe Picture Red letter days Logo  The View From The Shard And Meal For Two At Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe £125.00
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The View From The Shard And Dining At Hard Rock Cafe For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Dining At Hard Rock Cafe For Two £129.00
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The View From The Shard And Classic Lunch Cruise With Bateaux London For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Classic Lunch Cruise With Bateaux London For Two £129.90
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Lunch For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Lunch For Two At The 5* Luxury Shangri-la Hotel £130.00
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Champagne Celebration Dining With Sides At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Champagne Celebration Dining With Sides At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co For Two £136.00
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Dining Experience With Prosecco At Jamie Oliver's Fifteen For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Dining Experience With Prosecco At Jamie Oliver's Fifteen For Two £139.00
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Michelin-starred Champagne Lunch For Two At Angler Restaurant Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Michelin-starred Champagne Lunch For Two At Angler Restaurant £139.00
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The View From The Shard And Three Course Champagne Celebration Dining For Two At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Three Course Champagne Celebration Dining For Two At Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co £140.90
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The View From The Shard And Riverside Dining With Fizz At Butler's Wharf Chop House For Two Picture Virgin experience days Logo  The View From The Shard And Riverside Dining With Fizz At Butler's Wharf Chop House For Two £145.00
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As you can see, there are lots of different experiences involving the Shard. As I’ve said above, I think it’s a nice treat to have a glass of champagne while you’re up there, in the Lanson champagne bar. At 800m up, on the 72nd floor, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views in comfort.

Is it inside or outside

A bit of both. As you can just about see from the pictures, the viewing platform covers several floors at the top of the building, with glass covering the exterior. On the lower platform you’re completely enclosed, however on the higher levels it’s not a sealed glass wall but more like a greenhouse that’s open to the elements. This means that even if it’s cold or breezy, you should be mostly protected from the elements.

So what’s the view like?

It’s amazing, have a look at this video if you want to see it for yourself:

 

 

Author: Alasdair

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