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The View from the Shard with Afternoon Tea for Two

2 locations

4.14.1 | 46 Reviews

Product code: AWSV

£89

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Description

Immerse yourselves in London and all of the beauty it has to offer with The View from The Shard and afternoon tea experience, where you’ll be treated to unparalleled 360-degree views of the city, along with a delightful afternoon tea at Café Rouge to make this a wonderful day out in the buzzing Capital together.

The Shard delivers spectacular vistas across the whole of London and with its colossal height of being 1,016ft tall, this iconic landmark is now renowned as the tallest tower in Western Europe. Café Rouge is a French bistro-style restaurant, where the interior echoes Parisian charm and culture, treating their guests to all the delights that France has to offer.

The breath-taking experience to The View from the Shard starts at ground level, as you step into the super-smooth kaleidoscopic lift and travel at high-speed up to the triple-height viewing platform on level 69. Walk all the way around floors 68 and 69, before making your way up to the open-air Sky deck on level 72, offering views from a vantage point 802 feet (244 metres) above street level. You’ll easily be able to spot legendary landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, along with the Houses of Parliament and watch the hustle and bustle of the city unfold.

State-of-the-art interactive touchscreen telescopes enable you to explore the views in greater detail, with information about 200 landmarks and alternative day, night, sunrise and sunset filters. Whether you decide to visit day or at night, prepare to be blown away by London’s skyline, where you’ll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs of you against the beautiful background and leave with a new perspective of this much-loved city.

Before or after your awe-inspiring experience, enjoy a French twist on a quintessential British afternoon tea at Café Rouge. You’ll dine in a Parisienne bistro-style setting, where the menu will typically comprise of their signature croque monsieur, which is a grilled Emmental cheese and ham sandwich on sourdough with béchamel sauce, or a Portobello mushroom filling as a vegetarian option. An eclectic array of sweet treats will also be on offer, which are sure to tempt your taste buds, including sumptuous scones, served with clotted cream & strawberry jam, or a chocolate mousse. Irresistible cakes such as carrot, lemon, chocolate red velvet and chocolate, raspberry & coconut, will also be on the menu to please your palate further. This afternoon of indulgence wouldn’t be complete without a splendid pot of tea, which you’ll be served alongside this truly satisfying spread.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year.

How long does this activity last?

The Shard visit lasts approximately 1 hour and the tea will last approximately 1½ hours.

You need to know

Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

We would advise you to book at least 4 weeks in advance.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.

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Verified Purchaser

A fascinating and very different view of London

Bought as a gift we thoroughly enjoyed the experience although the gin and tonic was a trifle expensive it did not detract from the overall experience

When did your experience take place? 11 November 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard and afternoon tea

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Some good points, some bad points.

The View from the Shard is a fantastic thing to do. It was paired with Afternoon Tea at Café Rouge, this was less than impressive, we had a very disappointing tea. Thinking about all the other places that we could have gone to in London for Tea, I think Activity Superstore need to review this pairing. Back to The View, so impressed that we are going back in December for our Christmas party, Ting restaurant on the 30th floor. My ratings in this review are based soley on The View as I feel it is not fair to let Café Rouge drag this fine experience down.

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Amazing views

This was brought by my boyfriend as a Christmas present. We love coming down to London. The Shard was incredible, apart from the rainy day. Views were amazing. Drinks very expensive, luckily he paid. Then for afternoon tea, it was delicious. Would definitely do it again

When did your experience take place? October 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? View from the Shard and Browns.

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Like sitting on a cloud

This was a Christmas gift to me,and although I can’t do heights,I loved it

When did your experience take place? 17/9/19

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The shard

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fabulous Views

We did this last month a present from my husband, it was a fab day out, view from the shard was breath taking & beautiful views over a magnificent city, champagne while taking in the sights of London, then onto Browns for afternoon tea which we couldnt fault, we had a table with a Thames view & nothing was too much trouble. Would fully recommend both for a brilliant day out in London.

When did your experience take place? October 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard & Browns

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Best view in London

My son bought me this experience for Christmas. Despite my apprehension, I am afraid of heights, I went to the Shard at my appointed time slot. It was easy to get to on the tube and very close to London Bridge station. Very well signposted. I checked in very quickly with no problems, went through security and within 15 minutes of arriving I had the most amazing views of London! At no time did I feel it was crowded, there was no ‘fight’ to get a good view. It’s an incredible experience and I didn’t feel apprehensive or scared once! Far too interested in looking around. All the staff were friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend.

When did your experience take place? August 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

The Shard was a Brilliant Experience

It was a gift from our son and daughter-in-;law and whilst The Shard was great the Afternoon Tea at Browns was very poor. Thought you needed to know.

When did your experience take place? 15th August 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard, London

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Memorable!

This was a gift and what a wonderful one it was. The Shard is a must to visit. Beautifully maintained with excellent staff. Afternoon tea at Brown's at Butlers Wharf was delightful. Good food and a restaurant we certainly will return to.

When did your experience take place? July 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard and Butlers Wharf

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out

We were pleased with the good organisation for people to access and enjoy the Shard. We were lucky enough to get a window seat on the viewing platform. Brilliant!!

When did your experience take place? July 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Shard

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Amazing views

This was bought as s birthday gift and didn't know what to expect but the views from the Shard were absolutely amazing, couldn't have picked a better day as it was really clear and could see for miles. There was no rush to leave we could take our time and even enjoyed a glass of wine!! This was followed by afternoon tea at Browns Restaurant. Did have a problem getting directions from the Shard but when we arrived at Browns for afternoon tea it was lovely. Not only the view overlooking the Thames but afternoon tea couldn't have been better and staff very friendly. All in all a lovely day with lovely memories.

When did your experience take place? June 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Shard and Browns

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service