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Shard Tower, worth the cost.

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London, Canada
posts: 224
reviews: 2
Shard Tower, worth the cost.

The last time I was in London the Shard wasn't built. I am debating about splurging to tickets, is it worth while?


Stanley, Falkland...
posts: 29,267
reviews: 57
1. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

Do you like tall buildings?

posts: 11,304
reviews: 37
2. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

I'd wait until you get here, book the day before if it looks like the weather is going to be OK.

No point going up there if it is shrouded in low cloud.

London, United...
posts: 559
reviews: 135
3. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

Just remember, you can't see the Shard from the Shard! Better to take in the views from the London Eye.

posts: 7,647
4. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

The Eiffel Tower is taller and half the price, so if you are going there as well......

London, United...
posts: 7,058
reviews: 22
5. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

I thought it was worth it . The day we went the forecast was wrong ( how unusual) and there were low clouds and showers across London. We spent about 1.5 hours watching the cloud patterns change (now you see Wembley, now you don't ) and finally envelope the Shard itself. Great experience, leave a reasonable amount of time .

London, England...
posts: 2,432
reviews: 81
6. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

The London Eye always struck me as a rubbish alternative. It's only a few quid cheaper from what I can see and you get hardly any time to admire the views. My best mate took his dad up the Shard for father's day and said it was well worth it, they managed to spend over an hour up there!

As wirewiper says, wait till you get here so you can estimate the weather better 24-48 hours before.

Roeselare, Belgium
posts: 1,545
reviews: 21
7. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

I agree with David. We couldn't help but feel 'rushed' by the time constraint of the London Eye, and found the whole experience a bit underwhelming. Only my husband has been on the Shard, but he says it makes a memorable experience. If you make your online Shard booking up to 24hrs in advance, the "advance purchase rate" saves you £5 each, making it only £5 more expensive than the Eye.

London, United...
posts: 3,515
reviews: 23
8. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

Not worth it. London has many other windows that you can look out of for free.

London, United...
posts: 2,294
reviews: 20
9. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

If your interested, it's worth it.

10. Re: Shard Tower, worth the cost.

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