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. 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 30 minutes from 10am - 8.30pm, 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.
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The view from the Shard was magnificent. We spent about 1 and half hours up there.The staff were very pleasant and very helpful. I would go up again
The meal at Strada was lovely, we had a table by the window overlooking the River Thames which was beautiful. The experience of The Shard was amazing, staff were really helpful & couldnt have improved the overall experience in any way! Thank you for a lovely experience!
So I got this for my husband as we agreed to have a day out with no 'electronics'. It really was a nice day out. The Shard was great. Quick and easy to book online and very smooth entry to the Shard. The view was good as well even though the weather was a tiny bit on the cloudy side. We could still see for miles. And we could stay up there for a long as we wanted, there was no rush to leave. All the staff were very friendly as well. Then going to Strada by the river was great. We got a great view of Tower Bridge, food was really nice and the service was really excellent. All in all a great experience. Highly recommended.
I arrived at the Shard at 1pm on a lovely sunny day the staff were very friendly and the views were amazing. Lunch at Strada was very nice the staff gave us a lovely table over looking the river, I wasnt expecting much of the food but it was well presented and really delicious. Cant fault the day at all I loved it, may even do it again. Paula
Lovely restaurant with an outstanding view followed by a truly unique experience. Shows london at its best.
had a great time the shard was amazing really enjoyed it as the weather was great too do had great views and the meal at Strada was excellent couldn't fault the days experience
Finishing touch was the lunch at the Strada, the staffmade us feel very welcome.
Amazing views. Managed to get a perfect time at 10am so not too many people, perfect!
I went to the shard for my 21st birthday! It was a fantastic day and the view was utterly amazing! Then we had lunch at strada which was delicious! It was a fantastic day and extremely good value for money! I highly recommend this package!
Thanks to everyone. Cliff
I'm not one for heights but I have to say this was amazing! Who knows it may have cured me! We went on a fairly gloomy day and the views were still outstanding - must be amazing on a clearer day. So easy to book with Red Letter Days and the staff at both The Shard and Strada were exemplary and couldn't do enough for us. A great day out, would recommend it. This is also good value - I noticed at The Shard that tickets on the day are £30 per adult. Thanks for a hassle free, enjoyable trip!
We had lunch first, with a great view of Tower Bridge. The meal was tasty and the staff were friendly although the menu was very limited. It was only a short walk to the Shard, and the entry was very efficient, straight up the 2 lifts to the 69th floor. The view was spectacular and we spent a long time searching out the landmarks. We were lucky that the weather was fine, so our view was clear. We really enjoyed the experience.
we had a lovely time up the Shard despite the rain. Views were still good, must be exceptional in sunshine. We went up shortly before sunset, so had the extra benefit of the city lights at night - lovely. well worth a visit. Strada has really nice views across the Thames - staff is very efficient, friendly, quick, but menu is somewhat limited, though the food was well presented and very tasty.
We started our experience with lunch at Strada. Lovely food, attentive service and superb views over the Thames. The Shard is within easy walking distance. A swift moving elevator took us to the 68th floor in no time. The views are incredible despite the rain! We were informed that we could stay as long as we liked and we did! No pressure to leave, knowledgeable and helpful staff on hand to answer any queries. We have lots of photos and wonderful memories of a great day out!
The whole experience exceeded our expectations. We were extremely fortunate with the weather and the service at both events was very good. Tremendous memories.
Really enjoyed going up the Shard & seeing the views, what a wonderful experience, even going up in the lifts was great, also had a lovely meal at the Strada, with lovely views of the Thames
This was a surprise gift for my birthday. The sun was shining - perfect day for mid December. We arrived at Strada and were blown away by the superb location. We were shown to a table by the window with stunning views of Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and the London skyline. Absolutely beautiful. Our meal was delicious and the staff were exemplary. We were booked into the Shard at 4 pm so were extremely lucky to experience sunset so had the best of both worlds - night and day. We went up even higher to the 72nd floor which left me in awe as its outside. If anyone reads this review I would recommend this fabulous day out for an unforgettable memory.
Just walking and seeing this amazing building appear is an experience. The logistics and engineering required were shown on tv a while ago. The reality is breath taking. The elevators are from Star Wars !! The views are tremendous. The whole experience is gentle and unrushed. Will do it again at night
A fantastic day out with magnificent views over London from the 72nd floor of the Shard. Views were definately better than those from the London Eye. The meal at Strada was great and we had a table overlooking Tower Bridge - the day just could not have been more enjoyable. Thank you Red Letter Days.
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