Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
What We Love
- Sleeping inside the newest icon to join London's skyline
- The infinity pool and the Gong Bar are both located on the 52nd floor
- The globally-minded signature restaurant TĪNG also offers a full vegetarian menu
- Even the gym has mind-blowing views
What To Know
- The vibe is business-friendly
- This is Shangri-La's first UK property
- There's no spa, but in-room spa treatments can be arranged
- Apart from service dogs, pets aren't allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
You’ll never tire of London during a stay at this modern-day icon, with its gob-smacking views of the city. The 202 rooms, spread across floors 36-50 of the Renzo Piano-designed The Shard, sport an executive-friendly, clean-lined simplicity: think a gray, blue and beige color scheme, tasteful abstract art and tons of natural light. While the setting is unmistakably London — you can see the River Thames through any of the floor-to-ceiling windows — the Hong Kong-based brand’s Asian hospitality shines through in touches like cups of Chinese tea upon check in and a 24-hour concierge service. But it’s the views that really set this hyper-modern player above the rest of the pack: doing laps in the infinity pool on level 52 means taking in spectacular views towards St Paul’s Cathedral, and even the fitness center has floor-to-ceiling panoramas to help the workout fly by. The farm-to-table dining at TĪNG is available a la carte or as tasting menus, and there’s also a traditional English afternoon tea on offer, plus an Asian-style one.
In the Area
Just a five-minute walk from the hotel is Borough Market, a great spot to gather provisions for a picnic by the Thames, or simply to people-watch. Take advantage of London’s world-class cultural scene while you’re at the heart of it: catch a show in the West End, London’s famous theater district, or marvel at the treasures contained within the Tate Modern, one of the world’s greatest contemporary art spaces. Rub shoulders with the toffs and finance titans at nearby Canary Wharf, a modern biz-centric district featuring a waterfront cinema, several upscale shopping malls and the UK’s largest collection of public art.
How to Get There
We had a very nice stay at Shangri-La in May. The hotel staff is amazing, the hotel is very clean and impressively clean and confortable.
The breakfast is very good with a lot of different options depending on your how hunger you are or which is you daily plan in London.
The indoor pool at the top of the building is fantastic you can enjoy the views while you are swimming.
The bar on the top is amazing as well with very good cocktails and champagne list.
It is not cheap but the excellence must be paid. We will go back ASAP.
Fantastic luxury hotel with amazing views (although south side not as impressive). Highly recommend the pool with stunning panoramic views. Rooms are absolute luxury, with amazing details, right down to the heated toilet with auto bidet! One of the most impressive hotels I have ever stayed in
I visited today after long time . Great service in the lounge area . Excellent concierge . I was having a nice drink and hear a Big Bang and a guest hit candle holders in the stair case . No response from cleaning staff apart from receptionist was very quick to have a look . Management should look into safety and security and this is not the job of security department but Gm should be taken responsibility and person who is putting these items all over the stair case . At least tirn them on as it was around 8:30 pm - 9pm and still not on . Not very good experience this time after this incident as needed a quite time .
I watched "The Shard - Hotel in the Clouds" on ITV and went to see if I could get in for a look in 2015, and couldn't wangle my way past a couple of the lads who had starred in the program. I promised myself I would one day stay there as a treat, and that's what I did on 3rd July 2018. The view is just stunning. What can I say. I was on the 49th floor with a view overlooking Tower Bridge and out to Canary Wharf. It was a spectacularly clear evening. The service was just fabulous. I asked for decaf Nespresso capsules and they brought an entire box. I also had afternoon tea with a friend on the 35th floor, with as many refills of cakes, sandwiches and tea as you needed. I won't be able to look at another scone for a year. Obviously it is expensive - £700 for a basic room and £120 for afternoon tea, but if you are out to totally treat yourself, that's the way to do it.
Well what can I say... just spent the night here for my partners 30th birthday and wow, what a fabulous hotel. We arrived early and left our bags with reception as we had a booking for afternoon tea at Ting, this was amazing, the food was to die for and the view was excellent. They also welcome my OH and wished him a happy birthday. When we had finished eating we then went to reception to check in and after a small wait, we where told that they had upgraded our room as they knew us was a special occasion. We arrived at our room on the 50th floor and it was just perfect so much so we spent the rest of the afternoon in there just taking it all in and admiring the breathtaking views. We later had drinks in Gong and again the staff came over with birthday chocolates and wished my OH a happy birthday. We finished our stay with breakfast and I’m so glad we did, it was superb and so much to choose from. The hotel is stunning, the staff are super attentive and the food is just incredible. I don’t have a single negative thing to say. I just can’t wait to come back and to say I don’t really like London, I certainly will be back to the Shangri-La. Thank you for making my partners birthday extra special.