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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…
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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
I read the reviews before I booked and feel that they reflect the kind of experience you’re going to have. I was with my 11 year old son and 69 year old mother - it crossed all those generations and the theatrics was fun and we really enjoyed it. The female conductor was really really great. And genuinely funny and her improv and innuendo was hilarious. Highly recommend. PS We went at 9am to ensure it was dark - may be a little less fun in the day light. Bus is gorgeous - we sat downstairs and was super.
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.......
It was a beautiful day, our driver Alan and Debbie our guide. They were both very nice and took care of us and exceeded all our expectations. It couldn't be described better. We hope they see this feedback also
The Greenwich observatory is worth every penny but the city cruise timekeeping in the morning was pretty poor with the booking office opening 15 minutes late and the first boat arriving late.
It was definitely a unique way to see London by night and we all enjoyed it. The show was fun but it took a little bit of the focus away from seeing the sights.