The Shard

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96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 9SG†
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The ShardWhen it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. Designed in 2000 by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect best known for creating Paris's Pompidou Centre in collaboration with Britain's Richard Rogers, the mixed use Shard building, visible from wherever you are in London, combines offices, three floors of restaurants and the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel with residential apartments - Europe's highest homes; yours for 30 to 50 million pounds - and London's highest viewing gallery. Covered in 11,000 panes of glass, the 'vertical city' in the newly created London Bridge Quarter is well connected with London Bridge Tube and train stations ferrying people to and from the hard-to-miss London landmark. The public viewing galleries, way up on floors 68 to 72, offer stunning views across the city and up to 40 miles beyond. Vertigo sufferers need not apply. See our full feature on The Shard for further information.


The Shard events

Valentine's Day at The View From The ShardValentine's Day at The View From The ShardValentine's Day at The View From The Shard Opening hours are extended until midnight on Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard giving lovers the most romantic views of the city from 800 feet up. On Saturday 14th February you can enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the sun go down, and on Tuesday 10th February you can couple up for Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet on the Level 69 (d10th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
The Shard, 96† Tooley Street† † † SE1 9SG
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Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard
event > Attraction > Attraction Ticket
DATES10th to 14th Feb 2015
Opening hours are extended until midnight on Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard giving lovers the most romantic views of the city from 800 feet up. On Saturday 14th February you can enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the sun go down, and on Tuesday 10th February you can couple up for Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet on the Level 69 (d...†More about this event

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Opening and closing times for The Shard

Today (Saturday) The Shard closes at 23.00

Monday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Tuesday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Wednesday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Thursday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Friday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Saturday:

12.00
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14.30
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17.30
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23.00

Sunday:

17.30
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23.00

LondonTown.com - The Shard Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

London Bridge Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Borough Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Surrey Quays Overground Station
27 minutes walk
Canada Water Overground Station
28 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowsfields NCP
5 minutes walk
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
7 minutes walk

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Hotels near The Shard

Near The Shard
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 23% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £292† 36% off
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 25% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
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Alternative Sights nearest The Shard

Nearest to The Shard
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from The Shard
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 10 minutes from The Shard
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
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Sights and Attractions near The Shard

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Shard
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and in ... More
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
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Events near The Shard

Near The Shard
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Minimal Nativity At Southwark Cathedral
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 27th Jan to 2nd Feb 2015 - 10am-6pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
...More
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A Walk Among The Tombstones
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Monday 2nd February 2015 - 8pm
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Shard
When a shootout with robbers ends in tragedy, booze-sodden NYPD cop Matt Scudder hangs up his badge and gets sober with the help of AA then ...More
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Magic In The Moonlight
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Wednesday 4th February 2015 - 8pm
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Shard
Celebrated magician Stanley Crawford answers a plea from his good friend Howard Burkan to travel the French Riviera and debunk a psychic medium called Sophie Baker, ...More
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Entertainment near The Shard

Near The Shard
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
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Shopping near The Shard

The best shops and markets near The Shard
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
8 Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
The original Ginger Pig was first established in the late '90s with this butcher's shop for cooks at Borough Market. Since then their farm ... More
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Borough Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
Established in 2002 at the world famous Borough Market, Borough Wines grew from the need to promote a family vineyard to British wine drinkers. Offering a ... More
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Shard
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
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Restaurants near The Shard

What are the best dining options near The Shard London?
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Hutong
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
33rd Floor, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
Like the Hong Kong original (on the 28th Floor of One Peking), Hutong in London occupies a lofty spot, high up on the 33rd floor of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Magdalen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
152 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
An absolutely charming man called Roger Faulks co-owns this much lauded restaurant, universally loved by restaurant critics - even the picky ones. Roger had watched as ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The SkyMarket
London > Restaurants >
5th Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
After the success of their previous events, Bonnie-On-Sky and the London Picnic Club, Platterform have returned to present the SkyMarket, London's first ever rooftop market. Differing ... More
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Education near The Shard

Near The Shard
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from The Shard
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 28 minutes from The Shard
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 30 minutes from The Shard
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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Leisure near The Shard

The Shard gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
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Pubs near The Shard

The best pubs near London The Shard.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Shard
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Shard
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
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Nightlife near The Shard

The Shard clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Shard
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
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Meeting venue hire near The Shard

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Shard.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
... More
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
... More
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from The Shard
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More

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