See London from two very different vantage points when you combine a visit to The View from The Shard with a Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two.
Your treat begins as you ascend 800ft into the sky in the 'kaleidoscopic' lifts of Western Europe's tallest skyscraper. Make your way to level 72 where you can enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from the open air viewing platform, and marvel at this incredible feat of engineering designed to be a 'vertical city' in the air. Use the interactive touch screen telescopes to interpret the view, and see if you can spot the location of the next part of your treat!
Safely back on terra firma you'll be seeing London from on the move next, as you jump aboard the B Bakery's converted double decker bus. Once a humble 1960s Routemaster, this unusual venue is now a stylish vintage-inspired tea room on wheels serving a delightful array of decadent teatime treats. You and your guest will enjoy a medley of freshly cut sandwiches and savouries, delicious scones served with cream and jam, and a generous plateful of mini cup-cakes, macaroons and sweet pastries. All accompanied by tea or coffee that arrives at your table in special B Bakery cups. Enjoy the views and the feast on this lively London-themed experience.
You will need to pre-book both parts of your experience but feel free to enjoy them in either order. For The View from The Shard we suggest you arrive ten minutes before your allotted time to shorten the time spent in any queues. Your experience begins as you make your way to the speedy kaleidoscopic lifts to the 68th and 69th floor and see London like you've never seen it before. If you're feeling adventurous go all the way up to level 72 and the open top viewing platform for uninterrupted 360 degree views.
For the Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour you'll need to board the converted Routemaster bus at Northumberland Avenue, just off Trafalgar Square. Enjoy a slow meander around the city's famous sights on a tour that is scheduled to take about 1 hour 30 minutes. En route enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of savoury and sweet treats from the famous B Bakery kitchen.
Please note there is a £2.60 booking fee when creating your online booking.
Entry can be Monday to Friday at an allotted
To reduce queues and ensure the best possible visitor experience for everyone, admission to The View from The Shard will only be valid on the date and time stated on your ticket once a booking has been made with Acorne Plc.
Tickets for The View from The Shard are non-transferable and non-refundable.
The View from The Shard opens at 10.00. Last entry varies depending on the time of year - please check for exact timings when booking. Bookings can be made between 24 hours and 4 months in advance, subject to availability, with a valid Acorne Plc voucher.
The Acorne Voucher has a voucher number and a pin number which needs to be quoted when booking. Your e-ticket, which will be sent as confirmation of your booking, will include the six digit a confirmation number to gain access into the attraction or The View from The Shard ticket.
Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two
Tours must be pre-booked and are available Monday to Friday
at 12.30 and 15.00. Tour times are subject to change at the
We recommend you book four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
A standard visit lasts approximately 1 hour, allowing ample time for you to relax and enjoy the city skyline at your leisure as there is no time restriction on your visit.
Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two
Please allow approximately 1 hour 30 minutes for the full experience.
Price for two £151.90