Shangri-La The Shard, London

The views offered here are obviously the highlight. If you want to take in London from above, then this is the place. However, if you are indifferent to this or not keen on heights, you’ll prefer elsewhere. Just because you don’t opt to stay, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a scenic drink at Gong Bar, right?

Stay at Shangri-La The Shard

Shangri-La’s first British outpost certainly makes an impression, with its 360-degree visibility and unbeatable scenes. Indeed, from the moment you open your eyes, an urban jungle spreads beneath you. Glance across this buzzing landscape, picking the best spots to explore.An afternoon of wandering passes. Soon you head back, knowing the best views are yet to come. First, a quick dip in the top-floor infinity pool to refresh the soul. This is followed by themed cocktails at Gong from its rotating menu. Finally, you settle at Ting to the strums of the grand piano. Before you, the sky is on fire. The sun sets, giving way to a mirage of twinkling lights.


Nestled in levels 34 to 52 of the Shard, both London and the UK’s tallest building, hotel views simply don’t get better. And once you’ve had your fill observing your kingdom, delights such as Borough Market and Shakespeare’s Globe are a short walk away.


Design within the 202 rooms is sleek, though it doesn’t compare to the vantage, accentuated even further by floor-to-ceiling windows. Complete with telescopes and butler service, suites Westminster, London and Shangri-La are the obvious favourites.

Who is it for

The property provides ample allure for couples on a romantic city rendezvous. While children are welcome, this isn’t really a suitable choice for families.

Facilities & activities

Standard service combines with a high-rise infinity pool, hidden up on the 52nd floor. There’s also a gym, though alternative amenities like saunas or hot tubs are lacking. Dining venues are stylish - guests can choose between glamorous Gong or more intimate Ting, complete with restaurant space and lounge.

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