The View from The Shard Tickets and 24 Hours Thames River Cruise Combo



  • Experience breathtaking views of the city by cruising on the Thames River.
  • Go from any pier to any pier of your choice, or choose one that allows unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off across 4 central piers on the river.
  • Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic vistas of London from The Shard and take in the landmarks from a bird's eye view.
  • Access to the indoor viewing gallery, telescopes and history exhibit at The Shard.

The View from The Shard tickets and Thames River Cruise: Two fantastic ways to see London!

Can you visit two of the world’s most popular attractions with one ticket? The answer is yes. Instead of separate Shard tickets and river cruise tickets, you can purchase one combo package for both attractions. Embark on a day of history, splendour and amazing views with your favourite people.

Use a single ticket to see London from two completely different perspectives. At 310 metres, The Shard offers the highest point of sightseeing. The Thames River cruise, on the other hand, provides a view of Central London from the water. You get to see the beautiful capital of England from two different angles. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy a top to bottom view of the beautiful city from The Shard and the Thames river cruise.

The View from The Shard: London’s highest viewing platform

The Shard is a 95-storey supertall skyscraper in London. Formerly known as the London Bridge Tower, it is also called The Shard London Bridge and The Shard of Glass. This modern-day architecture is the work of Italian architect Renzo Piano. The 1,016-foot tall Shard is currently the tallest building in the European Union.

shard tickets and river cruise - An amazing view of sunset from The Shard
An amazing view of sunset from The Shard

The views from The Shard are awe-inspiring. Check out the bustling streets of London beneath you and see the Thames wind through the city. If you’re lucky, you can plan your timing carefully to witness the sunset. The Shard comprises many shops and dining options, so there’s no need to worry about food. The ticket gives you access to levels 68, 69 and the open-air deck at level 72. Upon entering the building, you can take your time gazing at the busy capital for as long as you like.

Learn a thousand years of the city’s history with a multi-sensory experience and get an incomparable panoramic view of London. Be sure to look out for iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral.

shard tickets and river cruise - Tower Bridge and the HMS Belfast on the River Thames at night
Tower Bridge and the HMS Belfast on the River Thames at night

Thames River Cruise: The relaxing way to tour the city

The Thames River Cruise is a comfortable and relaxing way to see the city of London. The vessel is specially designed to provide you with the best possible sightseeing experience. It also comes equipped with an onboard bar filled with food and beverages. A multilingual onboard commentary ensures that you acquire all you need to know about the various attractions and landmarks you see.

Just as The Shard offers an over-the-top view, the Thames River cruise also gives you an amazing perspective of central London right from the heart of the city. It covers every important and popular sight along the banks of the Thames. Simply hop aboard at one of the four piers between 10 AM to 8 PM. The cruise departs every thirty minutes, allowing you to see London at your leisure. Lose yourself in the wonders of the Palace of Westminster, the massive Coca-Cola London Eye, Big Ben, the Oxo Tower and many more.

Get the best of both worlds with The Shard tickets and River Cruise combo ticket. From up in the sky and down from the water, see the capital of Britain like never before.


  • Hop-on Hop-Off Thames Cruise
  • The View From The Shard Ticket


  • Opening Hours

    The sightseeing cruise runs between 10 AM to 8 PM while the opening times of The Shard are as follows:

    Monday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 7 PM

    Thursday – Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM

    Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

    Last entry is one hour before closing.

  • Getting your tickets

    Your mobile voucher will be emailed to you shortly after booking. You may display this on your mobile device at the time of pick-up along with a valid photo ID. You must exchange your voucher for your sightseeing cruise and View from The Shard tickets.

    Please note that attraction tickets can only be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT).

    Your sightseeing cruise tickets are dated and valid for 24 hours from the time of ticket collection on the date selected at the time of booking. Your View from The Shard ticket is valid for one standard admission within 72 hours of being collected from the collection point.

  • Cancellation Policy

    These tickets cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.