Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic…
Admire the sprawling metropolis of London from the 72nd floor of its newest landmark, The Shard. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city from…
Experience the best views of London with The Big London Ticket. Explore the city at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy 360-degree…
Enjoy 75 spooky minutes of sightseeing London aboard the Ghost Bus! Your creepy conductor will show you all the best city sights and give you a…
See London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day)…
Save time and money, choose from either a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6- or 10-day digital London Pass. Enjoy access to over 80 attractions and a 1-day…
Explore London’s top 30 world-famous landmarks. After a walking tour of the city, go up The Shard, Europe's tallest building. See London from up…
Board your own exclusive speed boat charter, just for you and your guests. Explore the River Thames and enjoy the landmarks en route.
Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you on this non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river…
Top sights in London
With so much on offer for visitors as well as the people who live and work there, London's Shard is so much more than just Western Europe's tallest building. Check out these highlights and experience the "vertical city" for yourself!
Take a double-decker elevator up to London's best view. Tickets aren't cheap, but if the cloudy English weather spoils the 40-mile panoramas, you can go back another time for free!
If you visit just one of the restaurants in the Shard, try this ode to contemporary English cuisine. From Sunday lunch to afternoon tea, every tradition comes creatively reimagined.
The Shard's artisan deli is a must for coffee and cake. After tasting their signature pastries, you'll need a will of steel not to leave with goodies to take home!
With 5-star suites and breathtaking views, the Shangri-La is the perfect place for a romantic getaway at the height of luxury.
Serious swimmers be warned: the highest hotel swimming pool in Europe is more a place to relax by day and party by night! Unfortunately, before 8pm it is only open to hotel guests.
The closest Tube station is London Bridge, accessible via the Northern and Jubilee lines. The station is also served by some overground lines. On sunny days, visitors might prefer the stroll along the Thames' Southbank from Waterloo, or across London Bridge from Monument.
Parking is available on Kipling Street and Southwark Bridge Road nearby. Drivers should take note that the Shard is situated within London's congestion charge zone, applicable between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.
There is a smart-casual dress code at most of the Shard's restaurants and bars. If you plan to visit any of them, avoid wearing sportswear, shorts, or flip-flops.
- When should I visit?
- Opening times vary depending on the day.
- Is it expensive?
- Tickets are available from £19 (reduced).
- Will I need a guide?
- How to get there
- London Bridge is the nearest subway station (Jubilee and Northern lines). The entrance to the Shard is on Joiner Street.
- Additional information
- Dress smart-casual so that you fit in, should you dine at the restaurants and bars.
- Book a ticket online in advance!
What people are saying about The Shard
We were a group of four, with 3-day tickets. We saw everything we wanted to see. The life commentary on the red tour was instructive and fun. The river cruise to Greenwich was included, again, the commentary was interesting. The traffic in London was bad due to roadworks, but the tour buses made a good job of it. However, we were not informed in time that one of the stops was not open, and so we had to walk back a while to get where we wanted to be. There had been a lengthy raft of instructions, as well as a change of bus, and so what was being said may have made sense to the staff, but we did not hear it. That was the only negative of the three day experience.
Being dropped off quite a distance from the Shard we took a taxi, but it was worth the extra it cost us, we were not sure we could sort the underground out, and not sure which bus would get us there, but hey ho, it did not matter, all went according to plan and we really enjoyed the experience, the weather was obviously on our side, and the sun lit up the whole area, just awesome, we are sure to go back again.
Staff were very welcoming and helpful, didn't really feel the lift move, although experienced slight pressure in ears, walking out to the viewing area was a bit unnerving but very exciting, weather was good so could see for miles, it was fun trying to pick out famous landmarks. Great experience full stop.
Like theatre on the road. Great tour interesting and entertaining. Im unable yo take part in walking tours. This was a fab way to see the “ghoulish” sites in London whilst being seated on a bus. If you get a chance try this, just dont take it to seriously.......
Even though our trip was somewhat interrupted by major protests on the streets Big Bus did there best trying to navigate the unexpected road closers. We have been on other tours they offer in other city’s and have always had good service.