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London’s Shangri-La Hotel Offers Ultra Luxury at The Shard, Western Europe’s Tallest Building

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.

Infinity Pool at the Shangri-La HotelInfinity Pool at the Shangri-La Hotel


What’s in the neighborhood?

People Enjoying London

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

Shangri-La Hotel London

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.


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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