12 Money Saving Tips For The View From The Shard

November 28th, 2016 / The Shard / No Comments »

1. The Shard – Save £5pp off Standard Price Tickets

For those that can book online in advance, you can pick up a £5pp discount off standard price tickets that can offer substantial savings for those that can plan ahead.  Online tickets also come with the added benefit of guaranteeing entry, via reserved time slots, that can be particularly beneficial during busy times too.  To book tickets go to Tickets for The Shard – save up to £5pp off standard price tickets.

2. Tips For The Shard; Kids Go Free Offers

The Shard runs a popular Kids Go Free promotion that gives up to 2 children FREE entry when accompanied by a full paying adult.  You can even take advantage of online discounts on the adult ticket too for double deals.  Running during select school holidays, up to 2 children age 4-15 years can pick free entry when you book online.  More information can be found at The Shard; Deals & Discounts.


the viewing terrace at the view from the shard

The View from The Shard, (photo; Phil Loach)


3. The Shard; Visibility Guarantee

Take advantage of the London Landmarks Guarantee to pick up a FREE return visit to The Shard if the weather obstructs your view!  This little-known visibility guarantee offers you a complimentary return visit for those that cannot see at least 3 of the following landmarks; the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Tower Bridge & 1 Canada Square.  Return tickets are valid for 3 months with more details available at London Landmarks Guarantee at The Shard.

4. To Tips For The Shard; A Silent Disco

Dance the night away at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building with the Silent Disco that takes place during select weekend throughout the year. With a spectacular night backdrop over the city, here’s a chance to enjoy an evening to the music of your choice. We popped along recently to take a look at this new craze & were quickly hooked although woe betide anyone attempting to remove headsets as you’ll quickly be confronted with the cat howling sound of hundreds of guests ‘singing’ along to the music! More details available at The Silent Disco; Tried & Tested.

5. Top Tips for The Shard; No Time Limits!

Whilst online bookings come with timed ticketed entry, (you have a 30 minute window in which to begin your ascent to the viewing platform), there are actually no limits on the length of time you can spend at the top. Shard?  For those that can be flexible, why not time your visit close to sunset to take in views over London both by day & night.

Save up to £5pp off walk-up ticket prices when you book online at The Shard that includes timed ticketed entry!


the shard in london by London Bridge

Walking by The Shard, (photo; Phil Loach)


6. The Shard; Day & Night Tickets

Did you know that you can purchase Day & Night tickets that offer 2 separate visits to viewing platform of The Shard during 1 day? This allows you the full city experience by taking in views of London both by day & night, (there must be a 2 hour gap between your visits). For a small upgrade fee you can return later in the day to see the city lit up at night. More information available at The Shard; Day & Night Tickets.

7. More Cheap Tickets for The Shard

Follow our guide packed with cheap ticket offers for The Shard including free ticket offers, online deals and Kids Go Free promotions.  Our up to date deals and discounts help you make some easy savings on a visit to The Shard.  More information available at The Shard; Cheap Ticket Options.

8. Complimentary Audio & Visual Guides

Your standard admission includes complimentary audio and visual guides plus digital telescopes dotted around the viewing platform, (free of charge).   On busy days it can be difficult to get your hands on one of the telescopes so might be wise to bring your own binoculars if you can.

9. The Shard; Look Out for Additional Attractions

Keep an eye out for some rather unusual events running at The Shard throughout the year. From sky high yoga sessions to pop-up cinema experiences to silent discos, the range of additional activities is quite frankly as breathtaking as their views. More information available at What’s On at The Shard.


dj's at the silent disco at the shard

The Silent Disco at The Shard


10. View from the Shard; What Gives?

Set on the banks of the River Thames, did you know that The Shard is billed as the tallest building in Western Europe? With a 360 degree panoramic view over London, you can take in sights as far as 40 miles away with good visibility including the London Eye, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and even Windsor Castle. You’ll find The Shard located on Joiner Street, (next to London Bridge Station).

11. Say Cheese?

There is the inevitable photo opportunity as you first arrive at The Shard, (after security but before entering the lifts), that are available for purchase upon your descent. Whilst this can be a bone of contention, particularly with children in tow, I always side-step the issue by choosing not to pose in the first place.

12. The View from The Shard; In Good Company

For those planning a visit to The Shard, you’ll be glad to know you’re in good company with plenty of celebrities having taken the trip to the top.  Take a look at who else has enjoyed a recent visit to The Shard over at The Shard; Celebrity Visits.

For more information & to book tickets go to The View From The Shard.



The View from The Shard near London Bridge

The View from The Shard, (photo; Phil Loach)





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