The Shangri La London brings what it calls “A new level of luxury” to England’s capital city. And it does so in grand style. Occupying the 34th to 52nd floors of the renowned Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper – The Shard – the hotel exudes a classic-yet-modern appeal and has elegant Asian accents that bring a taste of the Orient to the UK’s largest urban landscape. The impressive marble lobby alone is a good indicator of the kind of luxury lodging experience that guests are in for; its ample windows unveiling what are surely among the Shangri La’s best assets – breathtaking London views. A sleek champagne bar, a tempting restaurant, and an indoor infinity pool are just some of the other Shangri La London features, and pure indulgence is the name of the game in the seductively delightful rooms and suites.
Rooms and Suites
Shangri La Rooms
Indulging in the lap of luxury is what the Shangri La London is all about. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hotel’s 202 guestrooms and suites. Marble blends with silk and contemporary light wood in these sublimely stylish sanctuaries, and guests should have little trouble getting comfortable between the body-contouring beds and automatic climate control. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the city just outside, with many of the views looking out over famous London landmarks. High end technology helps keep guests connected and entertained, and room service is available around the clock. Book one of the 17 spacious suites at this luxury hotel at The Shard in London, and personal butler service will be an option. The three Signature Suites – the Westminster Suite, the London Suite, and the Shangri La Suite – offer the most in the way of indulgence for those who wish to get the full experience.
Shangri La Bar
Found on the 52nd floor of the Shangri La London is the GŎNG. The highest bar in the city, this Asian-inspired venue offers amazing skyline views to go with its dazzling interior spaces and traditional boudoir appeal. Different chambers offer unique atmospheres and include the Cocktail Bar, the Champagne Bar and the Swimming Pool areas. Whether it’s sunset cocktails or late night drinks that you have in mind for your evening out in London, the GŎNG can be a great place to go. The dress code is smart casual. Hours of operation are 5 PM to 2 AM Monday to Saturday and 5 PM to midnight on Sundays and public holidays.
Shard London Restaurant
The name of the TĪNG restaurant and lounge at the Shangri La London is derived from the Chinese word for ‘living room.’ This falls in line with the very nature of the venue as an inviting gathering place. The menu here is decidedly modern European with an Asian twist, and while guests dine, they can enjoy views of such major London landmarks as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower Bridge. Complementing the main menu at TĪNG is a distinctive a la carte menu that features such authentic Asian specialties as Hainain Chicken Rice, Nasi Goreng, and Curry Laksa. Also worthy of note are the restaurant’s afternoon tea services, which are steeped in theatrical elegance. The TĪNG restaurant and lounge is open seven days a week and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. All-day dining is available in the lounge from noon to 11:30 PM. Afternoon tea is from 2 PM to 6:30 PM Monday to Friday and 11:30 AM to 6:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. The dress code is smart casual.
Shard Hotel Nearby Attractions
The location of the Shangri La London puts the hotel within close proximity of some of London’s most notable attractions. These attractions include St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, and Canary Wharf. The list doesn’t end there. Other things that are within close proximity of the Shangri La London include the Tate Modern art gallery, the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, the lovely Southwark Cathedral, and the food-enthusiast wonderland that is the Borough Market. Passing through the general area is a portion of the River Thames, which only adds to the allure of the overall setting, and right next door to The Shard skyscraper is the London Bridge Station. Add in all the area shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries, and it only becomes more clear that guests of the Shangri La London will have a lot of wonderful things at their disposal both in and around the hotel.
Location and Map
Shangri La London Map
To expand on the location of the Shangri La London, you can find the hotel at 31 St. Thomas Street in the borough of Southwark. This borough is connected to the City of London, so essentially, the location is relatively central. Getting to the hotel is easy, thanks in part to the proximity of the London Bridge Station, which is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. The ready availability of public transportation also makes it easy to get from the hotel to other parts of the city. For guests who wish to rent a car, the Shangri La London offers car rental services. Taxi and limousine services can also be arranged. This place pretty much has it all.