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

 
St Patrick's Day Silent DiscoSt Patrick's Day Silent DiscoSt Patrick's Day Silent DiscoThe View From The Shard is hosting the highest St Patrick's Day event in Europe with a St Patrick's Day Silent Disco, in association with Craic It. Guests will be invited to start the night with a Jameson and ginger ale with fresh lime before ascending to the Level 69 viewing gallery where the resident silent disco DJs will play their usual selecti17th March 2015Tuesday 17th March 2015 Where:
The Shard, 96  Tooley Street      SE1 9SG
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event > Seasonal > St Patrick's Day
DATES  Tuesday 17th March 2015
The View From The Shard is hosting the highest St Patrick's Day event in Europe with a St Patrick's Day Silent Disco, in association with Craic It. Guests will be invited to start the night with a Jameson and ginger ale with fresh lime before ascending to the Level 69 viewing gallery where the resident silent disco DJs will play their usual selecti... More about this event
 
 

The Shard images

The Shard  , photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group  

   
The Shard - , photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group

The Shard , photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group 

Opening and closing times for The Shard

Today (Friday) The Shard closes at 23.00

Monday:

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23.00
 
 

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23.00
 
 

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23.00
 
 

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23.00
 
 

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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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Shard on LondonTown.com

 
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Hotels near The Shard

Near The Shard
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  31% 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  21% 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  38% 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
 
 
 
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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Events near The Shard

Near The Shard
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buyer and Cellar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th March to 2nd May 2015
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Shard
Ugly Betty's Michael Urie stars in the much anticipated comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The US comedy enjoyed a smash hit run ...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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Shard
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th February 2015 

The Shard

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is ...More

 
Riot Jazz
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th February 2015 

Crucifix 3 minutes walk from The Shard

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Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic
Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

Fashion and Textile Museum 4 minutes walk from The Shard

The first-ever exhibition on the fashion and interior design of Thea Porter (1927-2000) who pioneered bohemian chic in the 1960s ...More

 
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th February 2015 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 5 minutes walk from The Shard

Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

 
Women Fashion Power
Women Fashion Power
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from The Shard

Exploring how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world, Women Fashion Power at ...More

 
Designers in Residence
Designers in Residence
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from The Shard

Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of ...More

 
Tower Of London Tickets
Tower Of London Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th February 2015 

Tower Of London 8 minutes walk from The Shard

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Skylounge 'All Loved Up' Afternoon Tea
Skylounge 'All Loved Up' Afternoon Tea
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2015 

Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton 10 minutes walk from The Shard

The Skylounge, the rooftop lounge and bar 12 floors up at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Tower Bridge, is getting ...More

 
Assassins
Assassins
Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from The Shard

Jamie Lloyd directs Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the various men and women who have attempted - sometimes ...More

 
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Concerts | Until 5th March 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Shard

Christopher Cowell's English translation of L'Ormindo, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Opera, returns to the Sam Wanamaker ...More

 
 
 
 
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