You now get tickets to take in the amazing views from London’s new iconic landmark, The Shard.
Tickets for The View From The Shard are on sale now, which means you can get a spectacular 64km (40 mile), 360 degree view of London, 244m (800ft) above the capital.
The bad news is that, although you can get tickets now, the experience doesn’t actually open until 1st February next year. But with so much interest, planning ahead is going to be a good move – this is going to be one of the city’s must-dos.
Ticket numbers are managed to avoid queues and advance tickets cost £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children.
Multi-sensory journey from the street level up promised
The View from The Shard will take guests on a multi-sensory journey from street level up to 244m (800ft) and will provide a remarkable experience of one of the greatest cities on earth. From arrival, guests will be drawn into the diverse tapestry of London and get a glimpse of what it will be like to have the city laid out before them.
Anticipation is further heightened as you’ll travel in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts that take just 30 seconds each to reach Level 68 where you will encounter the cloudscape before you.
From Level 68 you will make your way to the triple-height, light-filled, Level 69 where the view is revealed. Here, in the sky above London, guests will have the most astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond. The past, present and future of London is unfurled beneath you and also brought to life in multimedia displays and installations. Examples include high tech digital telescopes that take the viewer deeper into the story of London.
You can choose to go even higher to the full 244m: Level 72, the highest public level of The Shard. Here, you will have the most profound experience exposed to the elements and sounds of the city beneath, as well as the chance to look up to the shards of glass that form the top of this sculptural building as they disappear upwards further into the sky.
The View from The Shard is the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe and almost twice as high as any other viewing point in London.
Renzo Piano, the Master Architect who created The Shard, is personally involved in developing the content of the experience, working in collaboration with Event Communications. Further details of the experience will be revealed in due course.
Purchase your tickets now
Tickets can be purchased from the dedicated website http://www.theviewfromtheshard.com or via the box office hotline: 0844 499 7111 (a handling fee applies for telephone bookings only).
You can Follow the progress of The View from The Shard with updates, pictures and the chance to win tickets on Twitter @shardview, (hashtag #shardview). The View from The Shard is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theviewfromtheshard and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/shardview.