Be one of the first people to visit The Shard, London’s new landmark and Western Europe’s tallest building. Tickets and gift certificates for the viewing area, 800ft above the city, are now on sale.

The View from The Shard, opening on February 1, takes people on a 30-second, high-speed lift journey to almost twice as high as any other viewing point in the city. You then get the most spectacular 40-mile (64km), 360-degree views over the capital and beyond.

Chief executive Anders Nyberg said: “It is the only place you can experience all of London all at once and the attraction will draw people into the story of London, its history, people and places like never before. The unrivalled panoramic views of London will be brought to life through cutting edge technology to provide a truly unique experience of one of the world’s greatest cities.”

Tickets and gift certificates, adult £24.95 and child £18.95 from or call 0844 499 7111.