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.
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.
Fantastic views of the poppies at the Tower of London, and all across the city. Brilliant experience and the lunch at Strada was good value for money too. Everything was within a short walk of each other, so no excuses for those who cannot walk far! Definitely worthwhile making the effort to visit London and do this. No problem for me who suffers from vertigo. Although anxious before going up, no problem once up there. Go on, you know you want to!
Thought the elevators were really comfortable and despite their speed not at all stomach churning!!
The Shard...easy to get to and as the weather was kind we were treated to amazing views from the top. The Strada was a great restaurant with good service, good food and great views of the Thames. I would recommend this package 100%
very nice day
The location of the restaurant for lunch was excellent and we had a window table with great views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Food was also good. We had brilliant views from The Shard as the light was good and it wasn't very busy (but that's a matter of luck!)
Have a coffee in the hotel cafe first (very reasonable price too!) then make your way to the Shard entrance and let the awesome experience begin. Fantastic views, champagne if your legs can stand it and then to finish a great 2 course meal with excellent service. Highly recommended.
What a wonderful experience to have taken part in, brilliant views.
The whole experience of the Shard was excellent. We were lucky in that a) the weather was fine and the view uninterrupted and b) it was not busy and we had unlimited time to enjoy the wonderful views. The lift ascents were really slick, the whole place clean and modern, and the staff all appeared really helpful and pleasant. The best view from a loo at the top ever!
Great views of London, even with cloud & to be able to look down on the Tower & see the sea of poppies. Very enjoyable lunch with a great view of Tower Bridge.
Really enjoyed the visit to the Shard, fab views of London. Then lunch sitting outside Strada right in front of Tower Bridge so a great view then too and we finished the day by walking over the bridge to see the TowerPoppies. Excellent gift!
A belated birthday treat for my husband. The view from the Shard was breathtaking, spent a long time watching the world go by from on high! Would love to do again after dark. Weather cloudy but did not overly spoil the view. Easy walk to Strada for lunch, ate outside in lovely weather (end of September!) with views of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. Everything went very smoothly and we topped off a great day by walking to the Tower to see the amazing Field of Poppies. Highly recommend this Experience.
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