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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.

 

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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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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  22% 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 £283  38% 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
 
 
 
Go Native Bermondsey Street Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £49  26% off
190 Bermondsey Street, SE13TQ | 5 minutes from The Shard
Situated right in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey and just a short 10 minute walk from London Bridge Station, 190 Bermondsey Street is in the perfect ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Shard
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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
 
 
 
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One Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Sights
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company. ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Eames Fine Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
58 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Specialising in the work of established masters of Modern and contemporary art, Eames Fine Art Gallery offers collectors a selection of original prints, drawings and paintings ... More
 
 
 
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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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Polar Bears Go Up
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th Apr to 1st May 2016 - Various Times
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world....More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Shard
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London 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
 
 
 
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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
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Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Shard
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
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Hawes & Curtis
London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Shard
Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Shard
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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Hutong
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
33rd Floor, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The SkyMarket
London > Restaurants >
5th Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London 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

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WPF Therapy
London > Education > Professional Training
23 Magdalen Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Shard
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust
London > Education > Evening Classes
International Wine & Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE13XF | 4 minutes from The Shard
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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 4 minutes from The Shard
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Shard
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... 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.
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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
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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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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 8 minutes from The Shard
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
 

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Performing for the Camera
Performing for the Camera
Exhibitions | Until 12th June 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Shard

Charting how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively for the past 150 years, Performing for the Camera ...More

 
Tattoo London
Tattoo London
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Shard

Exploring the rich history of tattooing in London - looking back to the days when Captain Cook made his adventures ...More

 
The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

The City Centre 1.39 miles from The Shard

For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, ...More

 
The Gallery: W & W
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2016 

Ministry of Sound 1.47 miles from The Shard

Electro house and trance from the Dutch DJ duo in The Box, backed by Kenneth G, Fubar, Nick Coles and ...More

Morning Gloryville
Morning Gloryville
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 14th June 2016 

Ministry of Sound 1.47 miles from The Shard

Clubbing and coffee are the new way to rave as party people from the '90s swap late night dance for ...More

 
The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball
Leisure | On 29th April 2016 

The Coronet Theatre 1.63 miles from The Shard

Step into a fairy-tale world of nymphs, faeries, goblins and other enchanted creatures, brought to life using live music and ...More

Tief
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2016 

Corsica Studios 1.68 miles from The Shard

The London-based indie label hosts Prosumer, Michael Serafini, Akirahawks, Dan Beaumont and Hesseltime for a night of electro and underground ...More

CirqueDuLagos
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th December 2016 

Proud Cabaret City 1.84 miles from The Shard

Cirque du Lagos is a London based concept club that fuses Lagos' renowned party spirit with a circus-carnival themed ambience, ...More

Minotaur and Jeramee, Hartleby and Ooglemore
Minotaur and Jeramee, Hartleby and Ooglemore
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2016 

Unicorn Theatre 1.88 miles from The Shard

Get cultural this Easter with a visit to The Unicorn Theatre. Producing innovative theatre for young audiences for the last ...More

 
 
 
 
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