One complaint I’ve often heard about going to the View from the Shard is that you pay a lot to go up for a view that doesn’t include the Shard in it – especially as you can nip across the river and up to the Sky Garden in 20 Fenchurch Street free for the same spectacular view.
Well, to combat that the folks at the View have opened a couple of VR rides to add that extra element of ‘risk’ to the business. The VR Slide was slated to be just for the summer, but while I was there filming we had the nod from them that it was probably going to be sticking around.
They’re an extra something to do at the top, and are definitely fun. VR is still a novelty for us everyday folk.
Each VR experience that lasts approximately 3 minutes costs an additional £10 on top of the ticket price… wowza. If you’re going to do any of them, I’d suggest Vertigo rather than the Slide frankly, it’s a more immersive and heart-pounding experience.
Get your tickets from The View from the Shard’s website.