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A View from The Shard

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January 27, 2016

During the February half-term school holidays, each paying adult to The View from The Shard visiting between Monday 15th and Sunday 21st February 2016 is entitled to two child tickets free of charge.
The View from The Shard provides families with an unforgettable experience, and is the perfect place to nurture a child’s fascination with the history of London. From the spectacular 64km (40 mile), 360-degree view, families can spot both modern and historic landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium.
The Shard
New for half-term, children can play the ‘Spot the Sights’ game for the chance to win a Romeo the Fox goody bag! Activity sheets are available at The View from The Shard ticket desk, or download at home from the website here.
View From The Shard
London is brought to life throughout the attraction with multimedia guides and state of the art, exciting kaleidescopic, super-fast lifts to the top (hold on to your tummy!). On Level 69, high-tech, interactive ‘Tell:scopes’ enable exploration of the cityscape in every direction, providing information about surrounding landmarks, and the chance to see how the capital’s architecture has changed over the centuries with historic views from the Museum of London archives dating back as far as Roman times. Isaac was fascinated by all the facts on his tablet which made landmarks easier to find from our vantage point and the Tell:scopes allowed us to zoom in on each building.
View From The Shard
The 72nd floor is the open air floor, although it was a little chilly. You can hear what is going on outside and we had a very exciting flypast by a police helicopter who announced himself by the sound of the blades slapping the air around us. The pilot put on a real show for us and waved to the kids before zooming back off on their police duties.
The Shard
Every Sunday: (excluding Kids Go Free period), family groups of four now have the option to purchase a family ticket for £74.95 (saving over 20%). Available to book online, the package is valid for groups of either 2 Adults with 2 Children, or, 1 Adult with 3 Children.
Tower Bridge
Tickets for The View from The Shard can be purchased from the website or via the telephone hotline: +44 (0)844 499 7111 (a handling fee applies for telephone bookings only).

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    Sarah Ebner

    January 27, 2016

    I think the views from here are fab – I love seeing a city from high up. I work right near the Shard, so I see it every day. Luckily my own office has some pretty good views too….

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    Kerry norris

    January 27, 2016

    Oh I’m gutted I’m not back from Australia till March as I definetley would’ve taken this offer up. It looks great and I’ve been desperate to go for ages. I like the fact that have a spot the sights for the kids x

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    Amy Hunt

    January 27, 2016

    I wish I’d had gone up when I was down there, looks beautiful (minus the british weather) . I’m glad that had some kids activities! 🙂

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    Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn

    January 27, 2016

    Ah, this sounds amazing! We haven’t been to London for ages, but would love to go here when we next do. I love that the police helicopter did a little show for you x

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    Eve Redmond

    January 27, 2016

    Amazing views! I’d love to go back to London, I went there when I was a teenager and it was amazing x

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    January 27, 2016

    Aaah we went in November — I still have my post to write!! It’s AWESOME isn’t it?! Absolutely loved it!! So much so that we bought all the family passes for Christmas!! Such a brilliant day out!

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    January 27, 2016

    This sounds amazing, I don’t think I’ll be able to get my partner to the top though as he’s not great with heights x

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    January 28, 2016

    What a wonderful view of the city ! Looks like you had lots of fun viewing it . Just curious to know ???? Is it very popular in London bcos I never heard of Shard before.

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    Tori Gabriel

    January 28, 2016

    I love the views and the helicopter must have been brilliant. I would love to take the kids up but I’ll be doing it alone. My hubby can’t stand heights. (A fact I found out when we were halfway up the Eiffel Tower!)

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    January 28, 2016

    What a great offer and a fantastic lace to visit this half term. Never been so may look into visiting during half term

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    January 28, 2016

    Half term here is the week before! I’ve been wanting to go up the Shard for ages but it has always seemed rather expensive for what it is.

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    January 28, 2016

    We definitely have this on out things to do in London list when we get down x

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    Lucy Dorrington

    January 28, 2016

    This is my worst nightmare, I don’t do heights, but my son would love it!

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    January 28, 2016

    What fab pictures. we would all love to do this. perhaps if we get to London this year

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    Zena's Suitcase

    January 30, 2016

    The view looks amazing. It sounds like a great half term offer. The game sounds a lot of fun too

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