For the ultimate gift experience, see the city of London from the highest observation deck in the United Kingdom - the glittering and impressive Shard. Travel up The Shard, which measures a whopping 800 feet from street level, and once at the top see the 360 degree view that spans 40 miles. After your journey to the skies (or before, depending on your booking), come back down to earth and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch with tea or coffee from the set menu at Strada, a contemporary Italian restaurant just a short walk from The Shard. With a lively atmosphere, this is a great place to dine and a total contrast to having your head in the clouds.
Runs daily throughout the year. Close outs; 14 Feb, 21 - 25 May and 24 June - 7 July, 11 -14 November and 31 December 2013. Lunch at Strada is booked between 12pm - 3pm.
Both The Shard and Strada restaurant have full wheelchair access.
The Shard visit lasts approximately one hour and can be booked every hour from 9am - 9pm, subject to availability. Lunch at Strada is booked between 12pm - 3pm (service charge not included).
A maximum of 200 visitors visit The Shard at any one time. Strada seats 300 diners.
The dress code is smart casual.
An e-voucher detailing specific booked times is sent up to five days after the booking is made, and MUST be printed and presented on the day. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, so once confirmed a booking cannot be cancelled.
Both of us were nervous of going but the set up is excellent not a bit scary. The meal at Strada was very good but the location was superb. Being on the south of the Thames near HMS Belfast overlooking the Tower and Tower Bridge.
Awesome view, highly reoommend this to people and don't worry if afraid from heights. We went when it rained and the view was still amazing.
Great experience, the staff were helpful and smart. We had good weather so could see all landmarks. We would certainly recommend.
Bought this red letter day experience for my husband's 50th. We had booked lunch at Strada Italiana first. Lunch was lovely in a great location right on Tower Bridge's doorstep and the GLA Building. The food was nice and so was the service. It was a short walk to the Shard! That was in our opinion the highlight of our day. It's an exquisite building and well worth a visit. Thank you red letter days both my husband and I had an amazing day and well worth the money
Excellent customer care in the Shard and good unhurried service in the restaurant
Excellent experience, made all the more memorable in the aftermath of the hurricane, watching the whether clear from the top of the Shard was incredable
Everything went so well, from lunch at Strada to the staff and organisation at The Shard. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive and at no point were we felt rushed or 'in the way'. A truly memorable day and one that neither my wife nor I will forget. Views from the top were absolutely amazing and we didn't want the day to end.
Everything went so smoothly. We arrived at The Shard a bit early but it was no trouble in changing and we went straight up! No queues and staff all very helpful and organised. You can stay as long as you want and the views are fantastic! We had a late breakfast so asked at The Strada if we could change to 2pm which was no problem. It is on the south bank in a lovely location with views of Tower Bridge. The food was good but not as good as the view!
From booking in to the total experience of the shard and then onto a fantastic lunch by the Thames this red letter day was unique.well done.
Amazing views and lunch was perfect. Couldn't fault the experience.
We received this experience as a gift and I admit that I was a bit apprehensive as I am not keen on heights so faced the day with some intrepidation. But in the event there was nothing to be worried about. At the top of the Shard I was not at all fearful of looking straight down and there was so much to see with the 360 degree panorama. We had plenty of time to take it all in and we were not rushed by the staff to go back down. The food at Strada was excellent and sitting by the river Thames overlooking HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge was an ideal location, especially having just viewed them from the top of the Shard.
Perfect day from start to finish. Lunch at Strada was lovely, sat outside as weather was great. Good location right on River Thames. Then on to The Shard. Staff so friendly and helpful and the views were unbelievable. Stayed at top of tower for well over an hour before coming down to finish off experience in one of the bars. Perfect end sitting by window overlooking river. Would highly recommend this experience, which was greatly helped by the fantastic weather. Only regret is not seeing the view at night so will have to come back and do it again!!
Well organised, good day out
I took my sister along for red letter day at the Shard and Strada. It was a treat for us as we have been caring for our mother who has been quite unwell. We loved the view from the Shard. It was great to get an aerial all the places we have visited over the years, and we got some great photos. We couldn't have had a better place for lunch. It felt really special earring lunch and looking across the river at the Tower of London. The food was lovely, and the waitress were very attentive. It was just what we needed!
Had a great day celebrating our anniversary. Such a wonderful experience to look back at.
The views from the Shard are fantastic so is their hospitality. The meal at the Strata was excellent along with service the restaurant is on the riverside with more views or the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. All in all a very good day well recommended.
This was a birthday gift for a dear friend. The day was everything we had hoped for, and my friend will never forget her experience. The staff at both The Shard and Strada were brilliant. Thank you Red Letter Day.
This red letter experience was given to us to help celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We have had a most fantastic day out and would recommend this to all our family and friends
Well organised. Polite, friendly staff. Simply amazing views! The police helicopter circling, with the crew waving and then diving at speed was an incredible extra! Glad I took my binoculars too. Food in Strada was very good and the views over the Thames to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and HMS Belfast were fabulous! Great day with great memories - we highly recommend this experience!
The view from The shard is well worth a visit........72 floors up in the sky!!!!!! The set menu at The Strada was very tasty and has a lovely view overlooking London Bridge. Great day. Good memories made.
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