Whether you’re traveling to London or planning a staycation, the Shangri-La Hotel should be at the top of your list. Housed within the awe-inspiring skyscraper The Shard, the luxury accommodation combines breathtaking panoramic views of the London skyline in a cozy, contemporary setting complete with renowned dining, drinks, and a gorgeous infinity pool.
Eugene Kim, Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of My Modern Met, had the pleasure of staying at the hotel during a recent trip to London. “Shangri-La At The Shard London provided one of the most unique hotel experiences ever,” he says. “The aerial view of London from their exquisite rooms, along with the restaurant and skyline bar, was truly stunning. The quality and service were of the highest standard and I would highly recommend this hotel to those who are looking for an unforgettable experience.”
Get to know the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard by learning about their rooms, amenities, TĪNG restaurant and bar, as well as what’s in the neighborhood.
Discover the rooms at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
There are 202 accommodations at the Shangri-La—a total that includes 185 rooms and 17 suites. All of the rooms are located between floors 36 through 51, at such heights that ensure you’ll always have a spectacular outlook. Each space includes outward-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, and many of the hotel’s bathrooms overlook the city, too. This incredible bird’s-eye view showcases numerous London landmarks like Big Ben, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and more.
Although they contain similar characteristics, no two rooms are alike in size or shape. The hotel has three types of Signature Suites that offer luxury living at its finest. Located on levels 37, 38, and 39, they are one-bedroom accommodations that boast amazing features including custom-designed furniture, 1,000-thread-count sheets, marble-clad bathrooms, spotting scopes, and a pillow menu. The service is unmatched with 24-hour personal butler service.
Enjoy Fine Food and Cocktails
TĪNG Restaurant and Lounge
Visit TĪNG restaurant and lounge on level 35 of The Shard and enjoy modern British cuisine with an Asian twist. The name, derived from the Chinese word for “living room,” gives you some idea of the vibe of the establishment — think casual elegance that celebrates fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Borough Market.
You can visit TĪNG for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. On every occasion, you’ll be treated to a 360-degree view that’s magnificent at all times of the day.
Looking to enjoy cocktails during sunset or imbibe late-night refreshments? Located on Shangri-La’s level 52, GŎNG is set against a backdrop of the London skyline. It offers three distinct areas: a cocktail bar; the champagne bar; and the Sky Pool. The Sky Pool is meant for those enjoying the weekend—its days of operation are Thursday to Saturday evenings, and the live DJ party doesn’t get started until 9 PM and goes until 1 AM.
If you’re interested in mingling with the locals, head downstairs to BAR 31. It’s at the base of The Shard and offers a chance to experience the flavor of the neighborhood. Choose from a wide array of local craft beers, wines, and champagnes in addition to a seasonal menu created with local ingredients. You’ll be further immersed in the Southwark neighborhood with nearby musicians filling the bar with their sounds.