The View from The Shard with Lunch Cruise for Two

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View the London skyline from The Shard then enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch on the Thames!

  • London (London)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
£ 132

The View from The Shard with Lunch Cruise for Two

View the London skyline from The Shard then enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch on the Thames!

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and delicious food with The View from The Shard and River Thames Lunch Cruise experience for two people. Whether you're giving as a gift or treating yourself, this is the perfect day to share with a loved one!

Situated next to London Bridge, The View from The Shard allows visitors to see as far as 40 miles into the distance from the highest observation deck in the UK - 800ft above ground level! From here you'll be able to see the sights of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Temple Church, amongst many more. Once you've enjoyed your view from up above, you can make your way down to the famous River Thames to indulge in a two course lunch aboard a river boat. Gliding past the landmarks and away from the hustle and bustle of London's busy streets, your lunch will include a main, dessert and tea or coffee served by the friendly waiters on board.

This combination of experience makes a wonderfully thoughtful gift for London locals and visitors alike, and is guaranteed to create memories to last a lifetime.

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The View from The Shard Experience and Lunch Cruise can be booked throughout the year subject to availability, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The View from The Shard will be closed in June 2018 for a refurbishment.

The Shard opening times:

November - March:

Monday to Wednesday 10:00 – 19:00 (last entry 18:00)

Thursday to Friday 10:00 – 22:00 (last entry 21:00)

April - October:

Monday to Friday 10:00 – 22:00 (last entry 21:00)

Bookings can be made every half hour.

Lunch Cruise opening times:

Weekdays only


Both The Shard and the river boats are wheelchair accessible.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


Experience Duration: 02:30

Time Spent at Venue: 03:00

A visit to The Shard lasts approximately one hour.

The lunch cruise is around one and a half hours in duration.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The The View from The Shard with Lunch Cruise for Two is for 2 participants.

Max Group Size: 2

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

The View from The Shard and lunch cruise is for two people only.

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What to wear

The dress code for the lunch cruise is smart casual.

Sportswear is discouraged and entry to the vessel is at the discretion of the cruise operator.

Fancy dress and swimwear are not permitted at any time.


The weather should not affect your experience going ahead - it may affect the view though!

This voucher falls under the Weather Guarantee. If you cannot see at least three of the following five landmarks during the time of your visit, a return ticket can be purchased for £5, allowing you to return at a time of your choice within three months:

London Eye

20 Fenchurch Street

Tower Bridge

One Canada Square

St Paul's Cathedral  

Staff at the ticket desk will let visitors know on the day if the Weather Guarantee has been authorised, and will arrange the return ticket. The £5 payment will be taken by cash or card at the ticket desk, and guests must claim their return ticket on the day of their visit before they leave the attraction.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Snowy London

I had been on the same lunch cruise about 5 years earlier and I can say that the quality of the meal had improved in the intervening period and I'm sure the vessel had been re-modelled. Staff were friendly and helpful but they were hardly stressed as the cruise wasn't heavily booked. A trip up the Shard is a must as the view is stunning and when you go to the upper level it's good to feel the elements. I went when there was snow on the ground and although visibility wasn't brilliant this was more than compensated by the blanket of snow. Visited mid afternoon with few people around due to the weather. The lifts are silky smooth and ear popping is about the only sensation. A good trip.

- Maldon Essex
Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 132