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
My daughter treated me to a stay to celebrate her 30th. It really was an unforgettable experience. From the welcome (and view) on walking into reception on the 35th floor to checkout, nothing was too much trouble. The room had an amazing view of the city - its worth upgrading to the corner rooms for an even bigger view and experiencing a bath looking out over the city. The bathroom was amazing. A small criticism would be that there was only one comfy chair in our room and that we could easily have done without a TV blocking a bit of the view.
The beds were extremely comfy but my poor daughter,who paid for the stay, wasn't able to sleep all that well - this wasn't the fault of the hotel but due to my snoring! I woke to find her encased in a duvet in the lovely bathroom. Whoops!sorry.
Had an amazing stay once again. The room, the views, the pool, the service, breakfast in bed - just outstanding! Thank you to the staff and especially to Felix, the Front Office Manager, for looking after us so well, nothing was too much of a trouble, I felt like a good old friend - will definitely be back again!
We love Shangri La The Shard.
We noticed a few minor changes this year. No way to play music in the room this year and a few other small differences. But overall we still had a great weekend. The in room dining menu is now much more extensive which is a bonus. We have booked for next year and can’t wait to get back. The staff as always are very attentive and the view is just as amazing.