Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

Things to do , Quirky events The View from the Shard , London Bridge Saturday October 1 2016 - Saturday November 26 2016
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The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive Time Out events. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft.

The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard. With unparalleled, panoramic views, it offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital.

Venue name: The View from the Shard
Contact:
Address: Joiner St
London
SE1 9QU
Opening hours: Apr 1–Oct 24 daily 10am–10pm (last entry 9.30pm). Oct 25–Mar 31 Mon–Wed, Sun 10am–7pm (last entry 6pm); Thu–Sat 10am–10pm (last entry 9pm)
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: £37.50
Event website: http://bit.ly/1Mssx8R

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Michelle W
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This was the most amazing alternative night out. We went on a school night expecting a mediocre event with expensive drinks, and yet ended up having the best night, with mind blowing views and brilliant DJs. There was such a range of music to choose from as well as affordable drinks and tasty cocktails. I was not expecting it to be on the actual viewing floors and the views took me a good half hour to get my head around. Have recommended it to everyone I know!

The Man on the Street
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Fab night rocking it out on the 69th floor of the Shard at the Time Out Silent Disco. Not sure Boom Shake The Room, Happy, Bohemian Rhapsody, the Grease Mega mix, Superstylin, Insomnia and 9-5 have ever sounded so good!

Jané M
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There are not many going out venues that have such a WOW factor as the Shard. A venue that defines London's Skyline it is a pretty special night out. I love London at night and from here you definitely get to view it from literally a whole new level. Expect to take a zillion pics. The music was fun and I guess the silent disco aspect makes it a more novel but considering it is a such a spectacular venue and pretty costly ticket I think it could be a more creative and make it more of an experience to match the setting. 

Ann L

Hi, i'm looking for tickets for October 22nd, anyone need rid, Thank you ... annlangley@bluewin.ch ....

Chia-wen L
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Can't find a dance partner? No need to worry!


I got the tickets last minute and was having a trouble to find a plus one. 

I decided to go purely because it is The Shard and of course the view. I went by myself and I was so glad about my decision. 


You got a pair of wireless headphone when arrived. Then the party started! There were three DJs playing classic, pop and girl power theme on the night I went. Just simply change the channel on the headphone to one and the other.


For a person like me, dislike clubs that are crowded and noisy. Silent disco is a brilliant idea! Also, I think it is perfect if you go alone! Because everyone (and the staff who works there) will be wearing the headphones. If you need to talk to someone you need to remove the headphones and missed out the music, which does not make sense at all to me. So go alone, keep your headphones on. Treat yourself a drink or two (the Pimms is delicious and reasonably priced) and have a wonderful night out at The Shard!

Toni S
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This has to be one of my best nights out in london. Highly recommended. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty, you're then lead up the elevators to the where you are handed your neon lit head phones. The evening becomes a DJ battle to win over the crowd over to their station. The music caters for most musical preferences at just a switch of a button on your headphones.

Naturally The Shard offers exquisite 360 views of London all lit up. The views are breathtaking and are the perfect backdrop to this party in the sky. At 2pm it all shuts down, it would be great if they were open for longer, none of us were ready to leave. The drink prices, as you'd expect, is quite pricey with a limited variety drinks served. Apart from that, it's a great night out.

Elie K

I have 4 tickets for this Saturday (30 July) if anyone is interested? Reply here if so! 

Jessica R

Hi, the friend we were planning to take for her birthday on Saturday has fallen ill so I have 4 x tickets available for 30th July if anyone is interested?

Thanks,

Jess

Ruth J
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If you haven't been to the silent disco in the shard, are you really even enjoying London life? An absolute MUST DO for residents and tourists alike of London. Who doesn't want to party at the top of Europe's tallest man made structure? Silent discos are also totally underrated and most people lose themselves to the atmosphere and music during them! All the staff are fabulous and just want you to enjoy your night. The DJs are located on the roof (yep that's right) so as you are dancing around the very top viewpoint you only have to look up to realise the open connection to the sky, really amazing experience.


Drinks are reasonable and the cocktails are very decent but the resounding top feature is that view. Wow. On a clear night it really is the best view of the city. The music is a great mix of R&B, pop, rock, club classics and some of the old favourites. Queens Bohemian Rhapsody was my highlight! The only (minor) thing it lacks is that you can not see all the people at any one time due to the viewpoint, meaning you can't see what DJ the majority of ravers are listening too (compared to the silent disco in the NHM where you can see the overall crowd at any one time). The entire nights entertainment is also a bargain at £37.50 as it cost almost that to buy a ticket to View at the Shard so you may as well make a night of it! One not to be missed!

FloA
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I've wanted to go to The Shard for ages but always gave up because of the £25 entry tickets. I was so happy when I received a pair of entries for this Silent Disco thing (had no idea what it was all about at the time...)

I went there with a friend to "have a quick look, dance a bit and leave" thinking that we might get bored after few songs... We ended up staying from 10pm to later than 2am with no wish to leave AT ALL!(unfortunately the party stops around 2am)


As soon as you reach the 69th floor, you are given a pair of headphones broadcasting the playlists of 3 different DJs present on the 72nd floor so you can always find a good tune to wiggle around (very easy to switch channels on your headphones, as many time as you want throughout the night).


Drinks wise, I was expecting quite expensive stuff but actually you can get a super refreshing glass of Pimm's for £5!!


To sum up, dancing and singing out loud 245m above London does worth the £37.50 (and I am definitely planning on going back!)

Lizzie W
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Visiting the top of The Shard has been top of my to do list for quite some time. The plan was always a late sunny evening for a drink to see the sunset and then see London in its most beautiful form: twinkling lights. 

Unfortunately I have never got round to organising my dream visit however when I was offered 2 tickets to go up on a Saturday evening for their famous Silent Disco I was SO excited! 

The silent disco opens from 10pm-2am and entrance is the usual by London Bridge station. 

We arrived at 11pm and went straight up - a bizarre experience as it was so quiet walking through the gift shop, security and up the 2 elevators to the top. 

We were greeted, given our headphones and sent up to the top floor where the 3 DJ's were already rockin it, making it hard to choose which channel to dance to. The music throughout the nice was varied (Frozen to Rage) but there was always something I wanted to listen to. 

On arrival the views are breath taking and the space itself is dimly lit making all the bodies with red, green or blue glowing over their ears another magical site to see!

The drinks are fairly basic but not the most expensive I have seen in touristy places in London - a nice surprise.

A truly unforgettable experience. The only reason it was 4* is because although I would have been happy paying £35 for the evening, I do think it is very expensive without a drink included.

AME
Tastemaker

Having already been to the 72nd floor of the shard, I thought ‘I’ve had the experience already, how good is this really going to be?’ 

Wow, I need not have worried. I had an absolute BLAST(!) at the silent disco. Dancing with such a beautiful view of this beautiful city really made you feel on top of the world and the atmosphere all around was great. Really lovely bunch of people all out for a boogie and no judging when some people (me) got a bit excited when their favourite songs came on. Having a choice of tuning into 3 different DJ sets was great too as we were spoilt for choice with great music. Considering it was The Shard, drinks were reasonably priced (£5 for a beer) and the fact that it was open air meant more dancing and less getting stuffy and having to cool down. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to experience something different on the nightlife scene in London, it truly was the best fun I’ve had in ages. Even the loo with a view (which were kept in pristine condition) added to the experience and the staff were so friendly and upbeat too. At £37.50 a ticket it is a little steep, yes, but this is not an average night. You won’t remember how much you paid once you’re up there. Looking forward to going back in September for my birthday! 

Gemma H
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Where else would you get to see a bunch of grown men singing along to "Let it go"?


I love a silent disco, especially when combined with one of the best views of London. The View from The Shard is so shiny at night with the lights of the city and its famous landmarks. 


First, the floors. The lift takes you up to level 69 and if you've had a few drinks beforehand hold on to your stomach! Level 69 is where you'll pick up your headphones. Make sure to have a wander round to take in the view before heading up to level 72 because level 72 is where the party is at.


The music. There are three channels to choose from, with three DJs playing music to suit all tastes. At other silent discos you have to guess which channel people are listening to by the way they're dancing, here the clue is on the headphones. If you forget which one you're listening to, just look at your reflection in the window! BLUE FOR THE WIN!!


The drinks? There's a bar on both floors, usual London event prices apply. While a beer is around £5, a cocktail will cost you closer to £8. My main complaint is that I couldn't find red wine anywhere but I guess red wine and dancing isn't the best mix!


The crowd is eclectic. Couples, groups of friends, hen parties and families. But they all have one thing in common, they're all there to have a good time and there was plenty of room for everyone. 


And lastly, the ticket price is a little pricey at £37.50, so maybe don't go every weekend but do go at least once!


Marco D
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An unforgettable night!

Anxiously waiting right at the bottom of this magnificent structure. Just looking at the height and thinking about how high we are going to be that night was terrifying. We start to walk in and find ourselves to be in the exhibit section where you can find all sorts of merchandise from The Shard. Then we move onto the lift, this powerful lift that takes us up so high. We firstly rise up to floor 33 so that we can move onto another lift on the other side. We then go all the way up to floor 69 where our silent disco will take place. We enter this magnificent, rounded disco floor with a mini bar where you can buy your drinks for the evening of your life. I must mention to be prepared to pay quite a lot for these drinks. The view of our glorious city of London on the tallest buildings in Western Europe was breath-taking. Being at the top took me away to a different world and to see all these lights at night was incredible. Also there is a second floor to the disco where you will find yourself to be out in the air. The DJs at the silent disco were fascinating as each had their own radio station. It was such a fun filled evening at the top of the Shard. To experience a silent disco was truly epic. You can choose your own radio station by switching the colours of the headphones and choose the music you want to listen to. The whole ambience and setting of the silent disco was very spacious. The view of the city at night was just a dream and it was truly beautiful to experience that inside the tallest building in Western Europe. A must go! #TOTastemaker Love MD.

Sheens86
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What better way to spend a balmy summers evening than at The View, on the 72nd floor of the tallest building in Europe?! Answer – none, unless there was a Silent Disco, which lo and behold, there was and the first EVER one too!

Kicking off at 10pm, you could still see the sun going down on the other side of the planet from the height you were at.

The crowd was a good mix of ages, although we were surrounded by teens and international students!

Drinks were good, music was awesome and the view of London was breath-taking as always. Would recommend going with a small group of people to make it a night to remember!

Neil K
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If you don't know the score with silent discos, you're missing out! It's something you should definitely try and there are numerous options round London. But none like this!

I hadn't visited the Shard before and I must say the space and panoramas are truly spectacular and perfect for an event like this, it is quite literally the dream silent disco venue. Admittedly you pay top dollar for the privilege but, then this is a totally unique space in London and while you could go elsewhere, trust me having been to most they don't come close to touching this. The bar isn't cheap but not dissimilar in price to many London venues, and I thought it was pretty reasonable considering you are most definitely a captive audience.

Overall while it might be a bit of a blowout on the ticket price, you simply can't get this experience elsewhere and considering you're up in the heavens of London for the whole evening as a privileged few, £10 an hour doesn't seem too bad at all! 

mcuttle
Tastemaker

This really is a lot of fun when you get over the initial freakiness of people all gathered in a room with no music playing until you put your headphones on. On arrival you move through the exhibit section and are ushered into a lift which takes you speedily to floor 33, then you get in another one all the way to floor 69 - where the building has that 'unfinished' look. The disco takes place over two floors, with the top floor being the best. Partially outside, there are a couple of bars and three DJs all battling to make you switch to their channel. Headphones light up blue, green and red depending on which channel you listen to and you can clearly see which tune is the most popular when everyone's head lighs up one colour. Everyone also sings along which can sound really funny when you take your cans off to talk to a friend. Oh and did I forget to mention the views? You also get stunning night time views of the city and believe me, it's high! Looking down on other buildings you might go into to get a view of London is rather surreal! It's a top night with a good crowd and I would recommend it if you want a fun night out with a spectacular view.

Tara P
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The Silent Disco at The View From The Shard is a different way to spend your Saturday night - it's not every day you get to dance crazily around to Natasha Bedingfield (Yes!) whilst staring out across London.

The silent disco is fun and hilarious, particularly when you take your headphones off and realise that everyone is screeching different lyrics at the top of their lungs. The view is beautiful to stare at, and can entertain you for at least half an hour, music excluded!

However, as a value proposition, it's difficult to justify. I managed to get a free ticket, but meeting some rather irate guests demanding a refund on the way out did make me question whether I would have enjoyed the experience had I splashed out £40. So, here are some considerations to help you decide whether it's worth it for you:

Pros:

It's perfect for a very special occasion when you're out with a group: a hen party or birthday

There's more space than in a club, so if you aren't a big fan of sweaty club crowds, this gives you the music without the crush

If you haven't already been up the View From The Shard, but are considering it (£25 cost) then combine the two experiences and just do the silent disco. The view is much more impressive at night and you get to do the entire experience with extra fun and fewer queues

There are three music channels, so pop divas like me can coexist happily alongside R&B ladies

Cons:

There is nothing to do except dance and stare outside

There are no seats, so if you want a place to chat with friends or relax for a bit, it's not going to happen

If you haven't had drinks beforehand, it will take a lot of dollars to give you that happy buzz

There, you have an overall assessment to help with decision making. I absolutely loved my evening - thanks a Time Out for continuously pushing the envelope with new and exciting things to do!

GeorgeX
Tastemaker

Fun night! 

Visited Silent disco at Shard just previous Saturday night with a friend. We had so much fun - a great night out.

3 djs are playing live up there (1) dance/pop music, (2) r&b and (3) 80's/90s - 3 different channels to tune your headphones and choose from. According to your channel choice, you will have the corresponding colour on your headphones so that you know how many people around you just listen to the same music.

It is a but strange to be on top of Shard, hearing loud music while if you decide to take off your headphones, you will experience the complete silence with people dancing like crazy in different rhythms around you!

Having visited Shard several times, during daytime and night, I always love the stunning views of London from there - the city that never sleeps just uncovers in front of you. 

I was a bit disappointed though from the bar - no variety at all. No ciders and just one kind of beer served. The cocktails served are about 6 different ones, at £8.5 each and of poor quality. 

Everything was really nice but truly disappointed for not having proper drinks while dancing.

Ioanna La
Tastemaker

The View from The Shard is a venue on the two top levels of The Shard, London's tallest skyscraper. You know, the "tip" of the Shard that looks unfinished during the day and it is lit during the night. It is a viewpoint providing 360 degrees stunning views across London to its visitors all year round.


This place is turned to a silent disco every Saturday night from 10 pm! Two elevator rides will get you to the 69th floor where they will give you your headset and you will start exploring. 3 DJs play their set and you can change throughout their channels whenever you want, as many times as you want! The music is brilliant and the view is magnificent, a combination that makes it a unique experience! It is definitely a quirky night out. The vibe is amazing, everyone looks like they're having a lot of fun, a lot of dancing is going on and the music keeps everyone entertained and happy. The very top level where the DJs stand and the big party is going on is open on the top!


The drinks are good and affordable, you can find some great basic cocktails with just 8.5 pounds.


Keep in mind there is a thorough security control and you might have to queue for a little bit. The staff is really polite.


Highly recommended if you like music, dancing and London (which you most likely do), if you're looking for something different and have some spare cash in your pocket :)

Teodora T
tastemaker

This was definitely something different! First of all, upon entry you are treated as a royalty which feels really nice. The 360 degrees view is absolutely spectacular and the DJs really know what they're doing. Good selection of drinks, no steep prices which was a pleasant surprise! My only recommendation is that it just doesn't feel like a nightclub, the setup could've been a bit better...it just feels like you're in someone's house. Other than that, 5 stars!

Georgie
Tastemaker

I'm torn with how I felt about my few hours of silent disco-ing. On the one hand, wow, what an incredible experience. An outstanding setting that will blow your mind... floor to ceiling (or even more precisely, floor to sky) views of London at night are simply breath-taking. You simply can't get that view anywhere else in the city and for that alone this event is quite special. The choice of music channels with the headsets is pretty brilliant and it was great being able to choose between colours/channels, working out exactly what others were listening (and dancing) to so you could either join in or do your own thing - it was a great touch. I was a big fan of the red channel: pop divas, as were many others by the sounds of the screeching that reached your ears as soon as you removed your headphones. Silent discos give you an indication of what it would look like if we all gave in and started singing along to the voices in our heads and we finally let the rhythm take over. It's fascinating and incredibly amusing, and it actually lowers your inhibitions. I really loved that about it. It was also nice that you could remove your headphones and actually have a conversation with your friends. It gave a fun juxtaposition of being secluded and then included!


What I didn't love was the price. While I didn't pay for my tickets, £37.50 is simply ridiculous. There is no way that this is worth almost 40 quid. Especially when your drinks are served in cheap plastic cups and still cost £7.50 for a G&T. I understand the plastic cups are there to prevent injury should some silly bugger decide to lob theirs over the glass wall (it's amazing that the 72nd floor is open air!) but it takes away any element of class that the elegant surroundings provide. I understand just to go up to the View from the Shard is £25 anyway so it was always going to be a pricey event (but again, even that is ridiculously over priced for a view) but I wouldn't be able to justify that cost to anyone. If you can get a great deal on tickets then yes, definitely go, it's a wonderfully unique experience that you won't ever forget, but I'd struggle to feel comfortable shelling out almost £40 for what is essentially a view with a bit of a dance, when I could head to the 32nd floor for a main and drink at Aqua and pay about the same thing and tap my foot to the music from the piano man instead.


Maybe 3 stars is a little harsh because I did have a good time, but everything is better when you don't leave feeling a bit ripped off, which I think I would have done if I had paid for my ticket.

elladacas
tastemaker

I had the absolute pleasure of spending my Saturday evening here last night. WOW. where do I even start?! at that time of night london just comes to life in the best way possible.. its positively magical.


the best part about the silent disco is that you have 3 djs!!!! so if one starts to play tunes you cant get down to you can switch within seconds... I danced so much my feet are soar.. its the best way to party! beautiful view and amazing tunes to dance to all night long.

we were in the open part of the shard so it was even better!! you dance and let the wind blow the sweat onto the next person lol ;) 


only criticism is that I would love for the cocktails to be in nicer glasses and not plastic cups. apart from that its sooooo worth it!! already planning my next nightout there!

Stephanie C
tastemaker

This is a sure win especially for when you are trying to find a late night venue to impress and to catch all types of music lovers. We had three channels (colour of headphones is what channel others are listening to) and its so much fun see people dancing to all genres of music but all having a good time together. One of the best things to do is actually take your headsets off and admire the singing (acapella!) and the moves people are throwing to go with it. I loved seeing the different DJs pumping and climaxing their sets at different times to each other. All with an amazing backdrop which if always a bonus if you get bored. Which you wont. :) 

Julie B

 Hello! Does anyone have tickets to sell for Saturday 9th PLEASE?? Happy to pay good amount.. it's for a friends' party and we would need 5 tickets or more even. PLLLEEEEEASE :)  

Carmen
Staff Writer

I am big fan of Time Out Events organised in London, and while I found Silent Disco at the Cutty Sark fun and original, the Silent Disco at the View Shard totally blew my mind! This is the best event I have ever attended! The view will leave you breathless, the DJ put together the best of sound music and the entire atmosphere makes you feel first class! I also thought the drinks are affordable given the exclusive location  Dont miss the roof top with mind blowing views! It takes you just about 10 min to get into the Saturday night fever dancing mood and then you will hope the evening wont finish to soon because it is that good!!! I cannot wait to go back with friends!! 

Ben B

Hi. I have 4 tickets going for Saturday 25th June, face value £37.50. Anybody interested? Need to get rid of ASAP (Brother organised a Shotgun wedding). Serious buyers only! Thanks

Jaime M

Unfortunately was a waste of money. Poor music, no chairs, no space, just the amazing view, but for that it's better to go there during the day.

For a great silent disco I prefer the Cutty Sark.

Thomas B

Hi, I have 1 ticket for the 21st of May as a member of our group can no longer attend. Please message if interested.

Thanks!

KJ
Tastemaker

With a group of friends I headed up the Shard on a Saturday evening, it was a welcome escape from the torrential rain which surprisingly didn’t hinder the view one bit. Getting to the top was simple, passing through security and having the chance to check our coats in, very handy option. The space itself circulates around the core of the building, which allows everyone to walk around and take in the 360-degree view. This also allows the space to seem much bigger as there are multiple sides to the space and something new at every turn. There were 2 bars serving some signature cocktails and the usual wine/beer/spirits, pretty over priced as expected and the quality of cocktails was nothing to write home about. However the best aspect was having 3 DJ’s, each linked to a different channel on our headphones, set up next to one another and visually battling it out between themselves to get more and more people in the space to listen to their channel and belt their lungs out. They kept us on our toes and got us engaging in their DJ battle with music choices across an array of genres. All in all, it’s a great way to switch up the usual drinks/dancing night out. The one thing it was really missing was some seats as their isn’t a single chair in the place and standing up for 5 hours isn’t ideal, especially when you could take a moment to relax and enjoy the wonderful view of London at night.


Bonnie W
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I had such a good time at the Shard silent disco this weekend! You can’t beat the venue, with arguably the best views of London and the amazing glass walled toilets overlooking the City. It starts at 10pm after the viewing decks have closed to the public and goes until 2am. As well as being a really fun night of dancing, it was a great way to get to see the amazing views while it wasn’t quite as busy as during the day. Drinks were fairly reasonably priced, considering the location, with cocktails for £8.50 and there were enough bar tenders that we never had too wait too long for a drink. The Shard silent disco makes for such a fun and unique night out! 

Emma B

Hi everyone, does anybody have a spare ticket for this Saturday 7th May - its my friend's birthday and I looked too late! Please help! Email address is bassett89@hotmail.co.uk. Thanks!

Fabio F

We went there on 16th night and at first it was strange.. But then you hear the music and let go of everything and it turned out to be an amazing experience!

LaRhonda M

Coming in from the states on vacation. My friends and I would love to go on April 23rd. Please if you have tickets contact me at laminor1@gmail.com

Julia A

HI I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE 2 TICKETS FOR SATURDAY THE 23RD OF APRIL.... PLEASE EMAIL ME AT giulia.armato@yahoo.it IF YOU CAN HELP me!!!!!

Helene H

Hi! Two girls from Norway would be forever grateful if anyone had tickets spare for Saturday April 16th. Please send me an email if you do: helene.holbaek@gmail.com. Thank you!!

Lauren T

I would be incredibly grateful if anyone had 1 or 2 tickets for the 16th of April. Ping me an email if so lauren_toleikis@hotmail.com. Thank you!! 

Debbie C

Hi, I have 2 spare tickets for Saturday 9th April if anyone is interested....... ? Please email me at debcam6@gmail.com

Only looking for my money back on them so £75 for the 2.

Sonia C

I love these events & have been to several in some iconic venues. I love the DJ battles & trying to pick the best team at any point in time. The tunes are banging, it's laid back & fun. Plus every songs designed to be a floor filler so dancing the night away is inevitable

Kritt N
Tastemaker

We’ve all been to discos before, but have you danced the night away 306 meters high up above London’s sky at night? Thought not.



Once you’ve arrived at the top of The Shard having taken 2 separate lifts, you’ll be greeted by this incredible panoramic 360-degree view of London. It’s breath-taking. It's a night event as well so London twinkles and glitters beneath you. 



Once you’ve slipped your headphones on, you have a choice of 3 channels to choose from ranging from golden classics from to hip-hop, R&B and pop - there’s a channel for everyone music taste. Each channel is manned by three different DJ’s so different tunes will be pumped out all night long.



The headphones provided are excellent – loud, comfortable over-ear headphones that immerses you in the music. Take your headphones off and you’ll be surprised by the relative quiet atmosphere in the air. It’s quite amusing to see others dance in silence. A credit to just how good the headphones are.



Not much of a dancer? Don’t fret. You mustn’t feel compelled to dance. With a view like the one The Shard offers, you can be forgiven for simply enjoying a casual evening milling around admiring the view whilst listening to Nelly, Al Green and co.



Drinks are available at the makeshift bar but as expected are expensive. The Silent Disco does start to get busy as the night wears on but not so crowded as to make you feel cramped. It feels like an exclusive party. If you want the floor to yourself, ensure you arrive a tad early (i.e. right at the start of the evening) so you can enjoy all that view to yourself.



I had a good time, but my only disappointment is the price. Sure, you’ve got incredible views and some good tunes but for nearly £40 is pushing it a bit. And that’s without drinks.



Top tips – make sure you check out the toilets too. The views are pretty incredible there too. 

Alice W

Hey Silent Discoers!  If anyone has 2 tickets spare for Saturday April 23rd I would be incredibly grateful if you could ping me an email - alicewigleyis@hotmail.co.uk.  Thanks!

Naomi
Tastemaker

Quite possibly THE best thing I have ever done in London. This was my first trip up the shard, so exiting the lift and being greeted by London glittering away from every direction was absolutely breathtaking and it took me ages to stop gawping out of the windows and actually start engaging in the disco! There are a choice of three channels on the headphones each manned by a colour-coded DJ on the lower floor of the disco, my headset remained firmly on the novelty disco tunes though! Going on a stormy Easter sunday, the wild winds howled down the opening on the top floor of the Shard, which just made me more hyperactive and the experience even more incredible! It was like being in a film (with an amazing soundtrack) or something. The limited number of people made it spacious for crazy dancing and also meant that the windows weren't too crowded to gaze out of (the view didn't get any less awe-inspiring over the four hours!) I would recommend this to absolutely everybody, honestly it absolutely felt like I was dancing on top of the world!!

MissLDN
Tastemaker

This was definitely one of my best nights out in London. We went on Easter Sunday and it was the night before a friend's birthday (perfect way to celebrate). I was to admit, that storm Katie nearly made us stay home, but I am glad that we didn't mind the weather after all. It's been my first time at the Shard and the panorama is amazing (even the bathrooms have a spectacular view) - I have spent at least one hour just to marvel at the beautifully lit city below my feet.


The silent disco is great fun - three channels and the DJ's doing a great job in keeping everybody happen. As you hear the music really loud through your headphones you aren't really aware of the fact that everybody sings along, but it's great fun when you take them off and realise how everybody is enjoying themselves.


Unfortunately we didn't go up to the viewing platform because of the weather, but I will definitely be back for another event and would recommend it for those who are looking for a special night out. It's well worth it!! 

Dianne H
tastemaker

My first trip up the Shard was to hit up the silent disco, and boy did it not disappoint! Not knowing what to expect, I was already impressed by the grand entrance of taking 3 lifts to get to the viewing platform and from then I had my first glimpse of city life from the tallest building in London.

The views do not disappoint. There’s not a bad place to stand (or dance) as from every angle you can see spectacular views of the iconic skyline which shrink the red buses to mere toy cars. Something that made this night stand out to other silent discos I’ve been to is the traffic light system of the DJs linked to the headsets – being lit up either blue, red or green. That way you could see which one was playing your favourite tunes and encourage them to play some requests.

Playing everything from Bon Jovi (personal favourite) and Oasis to Rhianna, there was something to suit everyone and the atmosphere was on fire…even the staff were bopping along!

Great news about the drinks as well. There are two bars serving (one cocktails & one wine, beers etc.) so you don’t spend long queuing and the prices aren’t sky-high (sorry) with wine rolling in at a fiver and Prosecco at £7.50.

When you’re up in the clouds dancing away at 2am it feels like a little secret club that only you and your dance partners know about. One of the best nights out I've had in London so far.

Also, check out the toilet views for the best throne selfie ever!

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