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 a 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 from 1 February 2013. 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 More London have full wheelchair access. Please note, the two course lunch with tea or coffee is from a set menu, and does include service charge.
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.
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.
We did our Shard and Lunch Experience in reverse order startng with lunch at Strada. We couldn't believe our luck when we were given a window seat overlooking the river - what a view, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge and all the activity on the the water set a wonderful backdrop to our most enjoyable meal. Service was excellent, the food was tasty but the setting was an unexpected bonus. A short walk took us to The Shard where, once inside, the organisation was faultless with friendly staff ensuring that everyone had a pleasurable and speedy flight to the top. At the top we were totally blown away by the views from both levels and each time we went around we just kept seeing more things we'd missed before. An hour and a half disappeared in a flash but you are not limited at all and can seemingly stay as long as you want. A truly superb and not to be missed venue and combined with the fantastic lunch this is an unbeatable value for money Gift Experience. Do it or regret it!!
It was lovely to be up the Shard with views to die for. So new and exciting Red Letter Day to add to my list of things to do. The meal at the Strada completed a great deal. Thanks
It was a Christmas gift to us and my husband and I enjoyed the experience very much.
This was our first Red Letter day experience and we would highly recommend it. Everyone involved at Strada and at the Shard gave us special service from the choice of restaurant table to a personal escort to go up the Shard immediately on arrival. A day to remember.
A really thrilling experience. Plenty of time to admire the view and take photos.
It really is an incredible view and very interesting because you can see all the famous London landmarks. Would be great for tourists. The meal afterwards was lovely - service excellent.
After some difficulty locating the entrance to The View from The Shard, the entire process was very easy and the views are just spectacular. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We arrived at London Bridge station, and found it quite difficult to locate The Shard entrance, there are no directional signs in the part of the station that we arrived in. The meal at Strada was excellent, food very good quality although a limited menu, again the staff were very efficient and friendly. It would have helped us if we had received better directions to Strada, the area around London Bridge station is confusing to people who do not know London and the Google map that I used was not sufficiently up to date to indicate how we easily got from The Shard to Strada. However, we did eventually find it and although arrived late, we were made to feel most welcome.
My husband and I were treated by his son to a fabulous experience in London. We had a simple but delicious meal overlooking Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and Boris Johnson's offices, watching various craft sail down the Thames. We then walked the short way to the Shard, again receiving a warm welcome. The colourful scenes on the walls before you go up were fascinating - wellknown characters depicted in a humorous way, from royalty and politicians, through to TV stars etc. After the speedy ride to the top, the views were stunning, and we spent 2 hours absorbing so much of interest. The interactive viewing devices were helpful in pinpointing and informing us about places of interest, but the friendly staff and Philip in particular, was a fountain of knowledge. He seemed to be able to answer any questions, and taught me so much about The Great Fire of London and The Plague. To get a visual feel about the spread of these was amazing. We would love to go back towards sunset one day!
Perfect Day. You even got the weather right!
Lovely restaurant, seated by the window, fantastic view, friendly helpful staff, delicious food. Short walk to the Shard and then up in the lift to another fantastic view. Well organised and totally memorable.
Very well organized, and very eye opening experience. Friendly staff made us feel welcome. No rush to leave.
Fantastic experience, seeing London from such a great height. We were lucky and had nice weather which helped. Having the pre-paid voucher meant no queuing outside the Shard which is always a bonus! Lunch was ok, menu a little lacking in options but what we ate was good.
Shard experience was brilliant, strada had our table set ready in a prime seat facing the Thames. Excellent service throughout. Red Letter Days correspondance was also top notch and despite changing the restaurant this remained to be brilliant. Well done
My wife and I were given the Red Letter Day as a Christmas Present from our son and daughter-in-law and we enjoyed a wonderful day out which was enhanced by a beautiful clear day for us to appreciate the incredible View from the Shard. The package included lunch at the Strada More Restaurant with a river view table looking out at Tower Bridge. The staff, at both venues, were excellent and we complimented them on making our day very special.
Very enjoyable, particularly as my partner is not keen on heights!! It was not a problem in the end. We were fortunate to have a sunny day as well.
The shard was stunning, the view from the top viewing level was amazing!!!
An amazing experience must be done by all
Food was lovely great location and view, the shard was great, the view omg wow. The shop is pricey, and the lifts got stuck for a few mins otherwise overall a fantastic day.
Fantastic views over London, followed by a great meal overlooking the Thames. Both were excellent.
This experience is one not to be missed! Booked in advance we were so lucky with the weather and had perfect clear views across London on Marathon day! Watching the runners cross Tower Bridge from the 69 & 72 floors was amazing. Close flying helicopters and perfect sun created a brilliant experience that we shall not forget. Lunch was nice, although the menu for this experience trip was very limited, but it wasn't an issue. Lots of photos taken and memories created.
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