The Shard

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“The Shard” is the name of the tallest skyscraper in the UK and the EU. It is in the centre of London. The skyscraper is 310 metres high, it was completed in 2012 and 2012 respectively.

Viewing platform The Shard: Almost at the top, on the 72nd floor, at a height of over 230 metres, is a viewing platform. As a tourist, you can take the lift up there. It has become one of the most popular attractions for visitors to London. Because of the large crowds, you should definitely buy tickets for The Shard online in advance. Tickets are available on this website. From the top, you have a magnificent view over the whole of London, with very good visibility you can see over 50 kilometres away. There is no better view of London from anywhere, not even from the famous, much lower London Eye Ferris wheel.

Location The Shard: The gigantic skyscraper is south of the Thames directly at London Bridge station. London Bridge over the Thames is about 100 metres further north. On the other side of the river, i.e. north of the Thames, is the large banking and financial centre “City of London”, the heart of the city.

Tickets The Shard London

You can visit the highest skyscraper in the EU in London. A fast lift takes you up to the 72nd floor to a viewing platform 230 metres above the ground. The view over London is breathtaking. The ride up The Shard skyscraper is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in London. The crowds are enormous, so you should definitely buy tickets with date and time in advance on the internet. The large ticket website Getyourguide is ideal for this:

  >>>>> More information and booking

What’s inside The Shard skyscraper?: The building is slightly pyramid-shaped, which means the base is largest at the bottom and gets smaller towards the top. On top of the 72 floors is a large and high spire, the interior of which is also partly used. At the bottom of the entrance area are plants and benches. Directly above is a shopping centre. Now follow many floors with offices. Above that is a high-class hotel and a luxury restaurant. Further up are large and very expensive luxury flats, some costing around 70 million euros. Above that is the visitor platform on the 72nd floor (tickets). The top houses building services, among other things.

Construction The Shard London: The vast majority of the owners are from Qatar. After long delays, construction of The Shard finally began in 2009. The construction time was around 3 years, and in April 2012 the new skyscraper in London was ready. In July 2012, the building was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Qatar. Most tenants moved in during 2013 and 2014.

Superlative skyscraper The Shard: The building is 310 metres high. When it was completed in 2012, it was the tallest skyscraper in Europe for a few months. Then it was surpassed by the Mercury City Tower in Moscow, which is 28 metres taller. The Shard is still the tallest skyscraper in the European Union. However, there are now 5 skyscrapers in Russia that are taller. The tallest skyscraper in Germany, the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt built in 1999, is only 10 metres lower than the London skyscraper at 300 metres. However, on the list of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, The Shard is not even in the top 50. The tallest skyscraper on earth, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, at 810 metres, is many times taller than the EU’s tallest skyscraper in London. When it comes to skyscrapers, Europe has meanwhile fallen far behind in international comparison.

 

Tickets The Shard London 2021

You can visit the highest skyscraper in the EU in London. A fast lift takes you up to the 72nd floor to a viewing platform 230 metres above the ground. The view over London is breathtaking. The ride up The Shard skyscraper is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in London. The crowds are enormous, so you should definitely buy tickets with date and time in advance on the internet. The large ticket website Getyourguide is ideal for this:

>>>>> More information and booking

 

Video visitor platform The Shard (Youtube, 4 min)

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