The View from The Shard and Lunch for Two

The View from The Shard and Lunch for Two
The View from The Shard and Lunch for Two
The View from The Shard and Lunch for Two
3 hrs
London Bridge,
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  • About

    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.

    • Travel up The Shard 800 feet to experience the stunning view
    • On a good day enjoy up to 40 miles!
    • Come back down for a delicious lunch with tea or coffee
    • Eat in Strada, a lively and modern Italian restaurant nearby
  • Key Info


    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.

    Participant Guidelines

    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).

    Numbers On Day

    A maximum of 200 visitors visit The Shard at any one time. Strada seats 300 diners.

    Dress Code

    The dress code is smart casual.

    Other Info

    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.

  • Reviews

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    , 13 Apr 2014

    a thrilling experience, super smooth ride to the top of the world, views are excellent, we were fortunate to have a nice clear day when we visited the Shard and the experience will be in our memories for the rest of our lives.

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    , 11 Apr 2014

    Unfortunately, we picked a really miserable day to visit the Shard. Heavy clouds and rain to match! The view was still impressive and we had fun working out where our house was (!) and where we got married etc (the telescopes are excellent). Our lunch at Strada was very enjoyable and the staff were helpful and attentive. I would add that I have found the staff at Red Letter Day to be the most helpful, delightful group of people. Special shout out to Alice who sorted out confusion on the day efficiently and cheerfully.

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    , 27 Mar 2014

    Amazing way to spend our 36th wedding anniversary , everybody was so friendly & helpful when we asked any questions . All the staff were very smart , knew their stuff , very approachable & greeted you with a smile . The staff at the Strada were also fantastic , nothing was too much trouble even though they were very busy on our arrival & remained calm throughout , we were never made to feel rushed at any point .it was a truly amazing day & experience for both of us . If I had to make a negative comment it would be to say that I felt £10 for a glass of champagne at the Shard is vastly overpriced but that was not the end of the world we just went without because I refuse to pay that price . Thank you everybody concerned

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    , 19 Mar 2014

    Wonderful experience. Get there early in the morning to avoid the busy periods. A must-see if visiting London. The views are just amazing.

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    , 17 Mar 2014

    I'd been looking forward to this trip since Christmas and we had a wonderful day, the weather was great which helped but the views were fantastic especially through the digital viewers. My only grumble is that it was a little disorganised at the entrance, perhaps clearer signposting & more staff? When we finally found Strada (road closures ) the meal was fab!

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    , 02 Mar 2014

    Very good, very well organised. Surprisingly warm and still on the exposed deck - totally unexpected! Excellent views despite being a bit misty. Very nice lunch in Strada afterwards, excellent friendly service. Superb view across the Thams to the Tower and Tower Bridge. Thoroughly enjoyed the day

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    , 24 Feb 2014

    Totally amazing views, the experience made even better with the telescope that gives you the alternative views as if you were visiting the Shard at night! Would definitely recommend this Red Letter day experience even if it was just for the ride in the incredibly super fast lifts WOW! It was a really clear day and the Strada Restaurant is located right next to the River Thames and offers even more views and plenty of opportunities to take lots of fantastic pics.

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    , 23 Feb 2014

    Fortunately we had a clear sunny afternoon for our trip to the Shard! Lunch was a nice set menu with great views of the Thames and Tower Bridge and then it was on to the main attraction, which comes highly recommended! Well worth the money.

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    , 16 Feb 2014

    Overall this was a lovely experience. We had already been up the Shard in daylight but wanted to be there at sunset so we chose to do this to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversay. We had lunch at Strada first - a very good location with views across the river and towards Tower Bridge. The menu choice was simple but adequate; service was very good. Incredibly the weather stayed fine and our visit to the Shard was everything we wanted it to be. Champagne on sale at the top because it was Valentine's week added a real sparkle!

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    , 14 Feb 2014

    Was a bit apprehensive at first but couldn't have been better.

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    , 05 Feb 2014

    Your staff were very helpful when I asked to book an extra place just in the restaurant. Pleasant meal at Strada with fantastic views. A small detail - it would have been easier to find Strada if you had said it was near HMS Belfast or TowerBridge.

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    , 25 Jan 2014

    We all 4 had a wonderful time and the views were sensational. Fortunately the mist had cleared! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the whole experience was fantastic.

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    , 24 Jan 2014

    We'll organised and good value for the money. We had an excellent day out and the weather was kind also. The staff at the venues were welcoming and attentive.

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    , 19 Jan 2014

    We arrived and there was no queue, sleek operation at the shard. The view was breathe taking, you were not rushed, spent whole hour up looking at all sights f London, will always remember the day, the meal at strata excellent table overlooking London bridge,

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    , 22 Dec 2013

    Menu choice was a bit limited, nice restaurant, family orientated, nice view of london bridge and surrounding area, clearer instructions on how to find restaurant would help

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    , 14 Dec 2013

    This was excellent - The Shard is amazing and the restaurant was great - good location and view, lovely food and excellent staff.

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    , 14 Dec 2013

    This was a very good Red Letter Day package and represented good value for money. The view from The Shard was breathtaking and the meal at Strada most enjoyable. A good way of celebrating a 52nd Wedding Anniversary!! The restaurant staff were very considerate towards my wife, who has special dietary needs and, because she has a slight mobility problem, they very kindly showed her to the disabled toilet rather than have her climb a long flight of stairs. Overall, I don't think anyone could be disappointed with this Red Letter Day

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    , 10 Dec 2013

    A really good day out.

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    , 28 Nov 2013

    Great new venue in London with tremendous views and great service.

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