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Shard offers 4,000 free tickets to Southwark residents

4,000 lucky Southwark residents will be able to visit the viewing galleries at the top of the Shard before the attraction opens to the public next year.

Shard offers 4,000 free tickets to Southwark residents
Shard offers 4,000 free tickets to Southwark residents
Looking east from the Shard
Shard offers 4,000 free tickets to Southwark residents
Borough Market and Bankside
Bermondsey Street
Bermondsey Street

The tickets will be available from Southwark libraries – including John Harvard Library in Borough High Street – from Wednesday 19 December.

Locals will be able to visit the viewing galleries on levels 68, 69 and 72 of the European Union's tallest building between 25 and 29 January.

Tickets for the attraction – which opens to the public on 1 February – normally cost 25 in advance or 29.95 on the day.

Details of the offer for residents are available at www.southwark.gov.uk/shard

The restaurants and bars on levels 31 to 33 of the Shard are also due to open next spring but customers will pay a cover charge intended to deter sightseers.

Southwark's opposition Lib Dem group recently called on the developers of the Shard to waive the cover charge for local residents.

See more pictures of the view from the top of the Shard

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