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.
Great day out in London, amazing views of all the sights
We had a clear, warm and sunny day which really showed off both the Shard and the Strada restaurant in their best light. The outlook from the restaurant, over the river to the Tower of London, was delightful. The shard visit was very well organised and the views from the two viewing platforms were astounding. A definite must see for any visitor to London. All in all a really good day.
Had a really great day. Meal was very nice. Would recommend it.
Much better then either of us thought it would be. Everyone there was of the same opinion as us. A TRULY MAGICAL EXPERIENCE in every way. The lunch afterwards was the icing on the cake.
Bought for me as a celebratory gift for my 60th birthday. An excellent experience. The Shard met and surpassed all my expectations. The views were outstanding. When we arrived for our meal at Strada, we had the best table in the house, overlooking the Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Meal was excellent. The weather on the day could not have been better. Overall a birthday to remember.
The Shard lived up to all my expectations and the restaurant was sited in one of the best views of London. It could not have got better and the food was great.
Very good visit. Staff very helpful and polite. Could have been given better directions from the Shard to the Strada restaurant. As we are OAP's we found it hard to walk there, but still a wonderful day .
A View from The Shard - And what a view! Very well organised and effortless. The staff were friendly and the journey up to the viewing platform was quick and pleasant. Even the gentleman at security check had a smile on his face and made people feel at ease. The electronic telescopes helped us to navigate easily around the Capitals hotspots and the view from the 72nd floor was simply magnificent. I wasn't expecting much from the meal at Strada because the reviews weren't great but my table had a view of the Thames and Tower Bridge and the restaurant itself was light and airy with a bustling atmosphere. Granted the set menu was extremely limited, however the food was still lovely and the service was very good. Overall the experience was a great one and the perfect excuse to have an amble around London taking in the sights and sounds. Thumbs up!!
A great day out, especially if the sun shines. Good value for money. Fab meal overlooking Tower Bridge and river.
Our day was a gift from mum who sadly passed away before we could enjoy it, so it was important that it was memorable. The excellent Italian meal overlooked Tower Bridge a spectacle spot and easily walked from the Shard (although directions could have been better!) The Shard is a classic building and whilst we have been up many tall buildings the view of the iconic buildings and places of London from it were a great history lesson :0 The price to go up for two along with the meal overlooking HMS Belfast, the Thames and Tower Bridge felt a real treat with no stress, well planned. (Do take two confirmation letters as both places wanted a copy!) Thanks Red Letter day and Mum! Phil H
Great views and very efficient and helpful staff at the Shard.
The meal at Strada was seriously good, well exceeding our expectations
I have booked the Shard + lunch as part of our anniversary celebration with my boyfriend. We had a fantastic time, the lunch was lovely- we had a starter and a main course each, it was just right, didn't need a dessert after that as the portions were big! The only thing we had to pay for in Strada were drinks and service which we happily paid for as all waiters and waitresses were very helpful. After lunch we had a nice walk to the Shard, the queue wasn't long and we managed to go up the Shard a bit earlier than our time slot. The weather was perfect and we took some fantastic photos on both levels (69 & 72). We even bought a photo taken by one of Shard's photographers...it was £15, not the cheapest but will make a nice souvenir. All in all, I definitely recommend this experience. Southbank is a fantastic place for a nice walk on Saturday or Sunday (but beware, it gets very busy with tourists!) and definitely worth it (the only thing you need to worry about is the weather...)
London has so much to offer and this provides a unique opportunity to fully appreciate the marvellous sites and indulge in the ambience of our fine city. The Strada is in a wonderful location overlooking the Thames with delightful food and friendly staff. The Shard team were very polite and helpful and we stayed there almost two hours. A truly marvellous experience all round.
Well organised and able to spend as much time as we wanted up The Shard. Restaurant (Strada) was also very good - great views over the Tower of London and the Thames.
I didnt realise how far up in the clouds we where going until we actually got there. The veiw was amazing until the rain came over. But we did have a great experience. Staff very friendly as well. Meal was also very good and the gelato was to die for.
Great experience on a beautiful day
View from the Shard excellent view
Our son bought us a visit to The Shard and lunch for Christmas. Really glad we had the opportunity to experience the view of London and surrounding area from The Shard. Really clear day could see for miles. Great fun picking out the landmarks and trying to work out where we all live. The Shard staff are really friendly and helpful. Lunch was enjoyable. The staff had responded to my request for an extra person to join us for lunch and our reserved table was ready for us. Lovely situation on the river between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge. The set menu is restrictive but because one of the entres on the set menu was not available we were invited to choose from the main menu for that course. A lovely present.
The visit was a great experience and a head for heights was needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the day
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