Explore the 52nd Floor of the Shangri-La Hotel
In addition to the GŎNG Bar, the 52nd floor of The Shard is where you can find a 24-hour gym and the infinity pool.
What’s in the neighborhood?
You’re in an ideal spot to experience history and culture that offers a compelling balance of things new and old. A stone’s throw away from Borough Market, there are a variety of places to dine including the two-Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine at Duddell’s.
Many landmarks are within a 15-minute walk and some are just a few blocks away. You can, for example, be at the London Bridge—one of the world’s most famous bridges—within five minutes. Afterward, enjoy one of the nine artisan breweries along the nearby Bermondsey Beer Mile.
If you’re looking to venture farther, there are unbeatable historical landmarks that are a 10-minute walk away. Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theater, the Tower of London, and the Tate Modern are nearby and offer a wonderful mix of fascinating history and contemporary art and culture.
Marvel at The Shard Building
When you visit the Shangri-La Hotel London, you’re getting more than an incredible room and amazing service. You’re also staying in an architectural marvel. The Shard Building is an ultra-modern structure that’s the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe.
The sleek spire design was composed by master architect Renzo Piano. He took inspiration from London’s long nautical history. “The shape of the tower is generous at the bottom and narrow at the top,” he explains, “disappearing in the air like a 16th-century pinnacle or the mast top of a very tall ship.”
The Shard was conceptualized as a vertical city—a place where people could live, work, and relax. It’s why the Shangri-La occupies a significant part—though only a fraction—of the building. In addition to the hotel, there are offices, more restaurants, and The View from The Shard, which offers a 360-degree overlook in the UK’s highest viewing gallery.