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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 are so happy to stay with Shangari-La in London this time, excellent staffs and services provided from the hotel. From the bell boys, receptionists, and concierge, they also introduced the room services by the reception.
No regrets of staying with Shangari-La the Shard and absolutely will return to the hotel again.
Really enjoyed the weekend here. Just a very very well run hotel. Staff were exceptional - all the staff. Location is great and recommend get a Thames Clipper boat ticket. Great way to get around and only a few mins walk. Rooms of course are not the cheapest but guaranteed to be worth every penny.
We stayed in an Iconic City View room which was lovely. 180 degree views of the city from the room including from the bath. You have a choice of looking at St Pauls or watching TV while in the bath. Unfortunately the room wasn't ready when we arrived so they let us use the pool and called when the room was ready. I couldn't believe there was one changing room and my wife and I stood dripping wet in the lobby for 20 minutes while a woman finisher make up.
The next day we were offered breakfast which I assumed was included but were charged £70 for some weak coffee, overcooked bacon and eggs that had seen better days and that was at 7am. Such as shame as it's a lovely hotel but we will not be returning due to the above events. For over £700 for one night you would expect far better!!