The Shard’s Slide and Vertigo VR experiences

  • Two new virtual reality experiences have launched at The Shard in London 
  • One enables guests to ‘slide’ around its peak on a simulated helter skelter
  • The other allows visitors to tip-toe along scaffolding beams at 800ft up

London’s tallest building is getting a major makeover – for those who strap on a headset.

Two new virtual reality experiences have made their debut at The Shard on its open-air Skydeck – one which enables guests to ‘slide’ around its peak on a simulated helter skelter at speeds of 100mph.

The other, called Vertigo, allows visitors to tip-toe along scaffolding beams overlooking London Bridge 800ft up from the ground.

A new virtual reality experience enables guests to 'slide' around the peak of London's tallest building on a simulated helter skelter (pictured) at speeds of 100mph

A new virtual reality experience enables guests to ‘slide’ around the peak of London’s tallest building on a simulated helter skelter (pictured) at speeds of 100mph

The Slide is billed as an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree virtual reality experience that swoops and slides through the city’s skyline. 

The hair-raising journey takes visitors on an extreme multi-sensory journey which incorporates both sights and sounds.

It takes place on the building’s 72nd floor, and participants are invited to sit on a curved platform which moves around beneath them during the two-minute ride.

The Vertigo adventure takes a different route, and sees the entire building fall away, leaving the headset-wearer suspended in the air.

It takes place on the Shard's 72nd floor, and participants are invited to sit on a curved platform which moves around beneath them during the two-minute ride

It takes place on the Shard’s 72nd floor, and participants are invited to sit on a curved platform which moves around beneath them during the two-minute ride

The Slide is billed as an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree  journey that incorporates both sights and sounds

The Slide is billed as an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree journey that incorporates both sights and sounds

The other experience, called Vertigo (pictured), allows visitors to tip-toe along scaffolding beams overlooking London Bridge 800ft up from the ground

The other experience, called Vertigo (pictured), allows visitors to tip-toe along scaffolding beams overlooking London Bridge 800ft up from the ground

It then allows them to wobble across The Shard’s early infrastructure and balance on the scaffolding of its stripped back construction.

Both the exhilarating experiences heighten the sensation by blowing fresh air at the guest during their session.

The rides are only suitable for children aged 12 and upwards, and are free with attraction tickets – priced from £25.95 – until August 4.

The rides are only suitable for children aged 12 and upwards, and are free with attraction tickets to the Shard (pictured) - priced from £25.95 - until August 4

The rides are only suitable for children aged 12 and upwards, and are free with attraction tickets to the Shard (pictured) – priced from £25.95 – until August 4





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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