Virtual Reality Experience returns to The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard, the visitor attraction at the top of London’s tallest building, has announced the return of The Slide, an exhilarating 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience created by leading content and technology production studio, Happy Finish

Back by popular demand and, for a limited time only, visitors to London’s highest attraction will be able to enjoy the thrill of ‘The Slide’ travelling at up to 100mph down and around the iconic building.  The Slide returns to The View from The Shard fromon Friday 23 August with a brand new fabrication and utilises the latest VR technology to deliver an even more realistic journey.

The Slide invites visitors to sit on a specially designed seat which moves in tandem with what the participant sees through their headset, simulating the experience of an ultimate helter skelter ride which starts 800ft above the city.

Chris Mines, General Manager at The View from The Shard said,

“We are always looking for new initiatives that will appeal to our guests and enhance their visit to London’s tallest viewing gallery.   The Slide has proven extremely popular in the past and we are delighted it is returning – the latest technology will give guests a terrifyingly real  immersive experience.

Happy Finish is thrilled to see The Slide back at The View from The Shard. Happy Finish CEO, Daniel Cheetham comments,

Having our immersive ride experience back on Level 72 is really exciting for us, we are so pleased it is back in the context it was designed for.  Although it’s been 2 years since it first went live, the experience we created is still a standout VR project.  With it now running on the Oculus Rift S headset at higher fidelity, we look forward to hearing more screams from excited guests of The View from The Shard. Watch out for more adrenaline-pumping updates to come soon!

Find out more about The View from the Shard here