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Join City Cruises and cast off from four key points along the central portion of the River Thames. Hop-on and off at your leisure for 24 hours between piers at Westminster, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Greenwich. Enjoy either live or pre-recorded onboard audio commentary about London and its incredible 2000 year history. This ticket also includes entry to The View from the Shard. Stand an incredible 800ft above London's streets as you peer out from the pyramidal glasswork of Western Europe's tallest building. You won't get a better vantage point on the city with a line of sight extending as far as 40 miles!
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Sail The Thames And See London From Its Highest Observation Deck!

Hop along the River Thames for 24 hours and access The View From The Shard.

Pricing Conditions:

Child tickets aged 4-15 years. Senior tickets aged 60 or over w/ valid ID. Student tickets aged 16 or over and in full time education w/ student ID. Children under 5 year travel free.

The Shard Address:

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

The View Opening Hours:

1 Apr-31 Oct

Daily, 10:00-22:00 (Last entry, 20:30)

1 Nov-31 Mar

10:00-19:00 (Sun-Wed)* & 10:00-22:00 (Thu-Sat)

The View is closed on Dec 25

*Last admission (17:30)


The View From The Shard.

On a clear day there's no better way to take in the sweeping vistas of London's cityscape than to ascend to the recently opened observation levels of the Shard skyscraper. Guests will have access to free Wi-Fi, a gift shop and interactive 'Tell:Scopes', which automatically identify numerous London landmarks and offer commentary in up to 10 languages. The View's pinnacle is the level 72 observation deck, a vantage point that is partially open air.

Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise:

This ticket for The View From The Shard also includes 24 hour access to the Thames hop-on hop-off tour boats. See here for more information on the cruise route for and details of onboard services. A timetable for the Summer 2016 season is available to download below.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to visit The Shard on the same day as your River Thames sightseeing cruise. Both tickets are provided separately upon collection and those for The Shard can be used 72 hours from the date of issue.


  • Westminster Pier
  • London Eye Pier
  • Tower Bridge Pier
  • Greenwich Pier

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the three stated departure locations (Westminster Pier, Tower Bridge Pier or Greenwich Pier). It will be exchanged for The View from the Shard entry tickets as well as boat tickets which you can use at any hop-on hop-off point during the validity period. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.


London City Cruises Summer 2016 Timetable

London City Cruises Summer 2016 Timetable

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