The Shard vs The London Eye

Something that’s dominated our London skyline for the last few years, is finally open. Yes the Shard, and Strings managed to bag himself some tickets on Friday to go up, so we thought we’d have a quick look to see how it compares to the London Eye.

The Shard The London Eye
Height: 310 metres 135 metres
Weight: 12,500 tonnes 2,100 tonnes
Duration: 30 minutes 30 minutes
Price: Advance Adult: £24.95 Advance Child: £18.95 (No Family offer) Individual Adult: £19.20  Individual Child: £12.30 Family of Four: £63.00 (20% off online)
Longest View: 40 miles from Level 69 25 miles from the top
Passengers Per Ride: Up to 200 Up to 800
Family Fun Lots to talk about Great novelty
Gadgets Amazing virtual telescopes A touch screen information point

Naturally one’s new news, the other a bit old, but does that mean the Shard wins hands down. Basically you have to say yes (well at least for 2013 until the novelty wears off).