Set high above the London landscape at 306 metres tall is The Shard. Modelled on a shard of glass, and featuring more than 11,000 panels of glass covering a total of 56,000 square metres The Shard is a fantastic place to visit when in London.
However, at a cost of up to £33.95 per person, it can be an expensive attraction. Which is exactly why I want to talk to you today about The View From The Shard Discount you can get when shopping with popular experience days website Buy A Gift.
View From The Shard Discount Ticket Purchasing With Buy A Gift
At the time of writing Buy A Gift hosts 23 different View From The Shard packages. This can seem rather overwhelming, however, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, it provides you with more of an opportunity to maximise the discounts on your booking.
Some of the packages include The View From The Shard including a 3 course Michelin Dining experience or other foodie delights. However, if you’re looking for the basic View From The Shard discounts you’ll also find those here.
As you can see the savings are upwards of £10 per adult. Once you’ve purchased your ticket(s) your plastic card voucher will arrive in the post (in our case it was the next day although it can take up to 3 working days).
From then you’ve 10 months to use your voucher. It doesn’t require any booking in advance, simply turn up to the View From The Shard location and hand over your plastic credit-card sized voucher and let the team behind the desk do the rest.
You’ll usually be admitted straight away unless the Shard is at maximum capacity. In this case, you might be asked to wait for a short period of time.
Tip: If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat outside of The Shard then check-out Planet Hollywood, London.
The View From The Shard Experience
The Shard is located just outside London Bridge tube station and is easy to access by rail, tube or bus.
The viewing areas are located on floors 68, 69 and 72. Floor 68 is home to ‘Cloudscape’ a feature based on the different types of clouds found over London.
However, we spent the majority of our time split between floors 69 and 72. On floor 69 you’ll find a bar serving champagne, snacks and soft drinks. Here you’ll also find a number of interactive telescopes.
These telescopes provide a look at the view during different times of the day, as well as a ‘live view’. They highlight the different important buildings and streets you can see from each side of the building with added information and history as to their importance.
Tip: Buy A Gift also have amazing deals on West-End show packages. We had the pleasure of seeing Kinky Boots The Musical!
Meanwhile, floor 72 is open to the elements and includes two amazing virtual reality features (available at an added cost). Of course, being open to the elements at such a height means it can get very cold and windy, so be sure to wrap up warm.
To learn more about our experience at the Shard be sure to check out the video we made below;
We would like to thank Buy A Gift for providing us with this opportunity to highlight how you can get a View From The Shard discount. Check out some of the other Buy A Gift experiences we’ve reviewed;