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Shangri-La at the Shard
London, United Kingdom (UK)|www.shangri-la.com|
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There is nowhere in this hotel, set on floors 34 to 52 of London’s tallest building, that doesn’t offer a staggering, sky-scraping view of the capital.
The Shard oozes luxury from every pore; suites come with telescopes, walk-in wardrobes and butlers, while the pocket-sized infinity pool, up on the 52nd floor, is possibly the capital’s most spectacular place for a dip (or possibly just a float, as it’s a tad small to swim properly).
This is a grand, upscale address; don’t come expecting quirky London charm; instead, gaggles of orchids and oceans of marble create a pleasingly exotic feel.
Pre-book a window table at Gong; the city’s ultimate sundowner spot.
The Shangri La is set directly above London Bridge station, with Borough Market a stone’s throw away. The hotel forecourt opens out onto a relatively quiet side street, but it remains a station area, so there are usually people come and going at all hours.
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