See the sights of London from two very different vantage points with this spectacular experience for two. You and a friend will ascend to the top of The Shard, the highest landmark in Western Europe, where you will find yourselves 800ft above the city. At almost twice the height of any other point in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital, with 360-degree views across 64km and innovative multimedia displays that bring the views to life. After your awe-inspiring visit to The View from The Shard, it's time to come back down to earth and experience London from the water as you enjoy unlimited travel on a hop-on-hop-off Thames Sightseeing Cruise. Get up close to the city's sensational riverside sights as you cruise past famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and the Tower of London. With cruise boats leaving several piers approximately every 30 minutes, you're sure to get around efficiently in this fun and fascinating sightseeing cruise ' the perfect way to end an extraordinary day out in the capital.
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On arrival at The View from The Shard at your allotted time, you'll go through security before making your way to the first of two high-speed 'kaleidoscopic' lifts that will take you up this spectacular building. After only a few seconds, you'll step out onto Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Take some time to enjoy this astonishing 360-degree view across the city, where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life through multimedia displays. Then it's time to ascend to Level 72. At 800ft this floor is the highest public level of The Shard and it is here that you'll be exposed to the elements, with sounds of the city rising up from below you. Look up and marvel at the stunning shards of glass that form the top of this beautiful skyscraper. You'll be feeling on top of the world as you gaze out across the whole of London and beyond, with unobstructed views of the city's famous landmarks all around you. Dramatic, exciting and unforgettable whether you choose to visit in daylight or after dark, The View from The Shard is an experience you'll treasure for years to come. As part of this experience, you'll also enjoy a fantastic Thames Sightseeing Cruise. You can hop-on and hop-off scheduled sightseeing services all day, with boats leaving central London piers such as Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich every 40 minutes. You can relax as you cruise along the river at your leisure but be sure to have your camera at the ready because you'll be spoilt for views all around you on these comfortable vessels that were built for sightseeing. Get up close to some of London's best-loved landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and the Tower of London, as you weave your way through the heart of the city on a journey to remember.