UK’s highest Virtual Reality experience now open

Ride the world’s highest slide or be part of the building’s construction team at The View from The Shard this summer.

For a limited time only, visitors to London’s highest viewing gallery can try two new exhilarating Virtual Reality experiences on its open-air Skydeck, 800ft above the City.

‘The Slide’ is an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree virtual ride that swoops and slides through the London skyline, turning The Shard into a helter skelter.


Visitors can also test their nerve and balance on ‘Vertigo’, a virtual adventure which travels back in time to The Shard’s construction. Suspended in the air walking across the steel beams, guests follow Romeo the fox while taking instructions from the construction foreman to continue building The Shard.


Patrick Allen, CEO of The View from The Shard said, “As the tallest attraction in the UK, we are always looking for new ways to offer exciting and innovative experiences for our visitors. The consumer technology space has been an area we’ve been keen to explore for a while and we are excited to be working with the design companies behind the VR, Happy Finish and INITION to introduce these two new adventures to the attraction’s visitors.”

The virtual reality experiences are free with attraction tickets until 4th August. Tickets are available to book online in advance here for £25.95, or on the door at £30.95.

Please note, the experiences are suitable for ages 12+, further restrictions apply. See The View from the Shard website for more details.