Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard Review: The Perfect Couples Retreat in the Clouds

If you’re looking for a romantic and high-class getaway with your partner then the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard absolutely needs to be considered. Everything about this hotel in central London embodies luxury, elegance and style – but what makes this London hotel really extraordinary (and why many couples choose to book a room here for a special occasion) is the location and unrivalled panoramic views of the city skyline.

Room with a view

The Shagri-La hotel occupies floors 34 to 52 of the Shard, the tallest building in London and the UK. Thanks to The Shard’s famously unique design, all of the rooms in the Shangri-La hotel have stunning floor-to-ceiling windows so you can see the entirety of London’s skyline from the comfort of your own bed. Not just any bed though, their ergonomically designed body-contouring beds come with luxury Frette linens to ensure a night’s sleep like no other.


There’s a total of 202 rooms, including 17 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. Five categories of room range from Superior Shard to Iconic City View, categorised by view rather than size, and there are six kinds of suite. Expect to stay in a super sleek stylish room decorated with chinoiserie-inspired touches throughout and an eclectic mix of modern design as well as East Asian culture.

Having a bath with your other half is a must during your stay, as you can relax in unequalled luxury overlooking London’s greatest landmarks.

The spa in the sky


The Shangri-La London hotel’s spa offering is beyond impressive and like no other in the capital. The 52nd-floor infinity pool is the highest hotel pool in Western Europe and offers unbelievable views of the city. The sauna also boasts ceiling to floor windows with the same epic sights on show.


Just the ‘Ting’

There are a number of different bars and restaurants in The Shangri-La Hotel in London, one of these is the restaurant TING, which again is centred around the view, and combines Asian cuisine with classic British cooking for a unique dining experience. ‘Ting’ is derived from the Mandarin word for living room and the lounge is ideal for reclining in with a nightcap after dinner.

TING provides the choice between both a three-course menu or a five-course menu where you can dine on the likes of Rhug Estate Pork Belly with sides of truffle and parmesan potato gratin.

As well as TING, GONG on 52nd floor takes the term ‘high tea’ quite literally, offering an afternoon tea alongside unrivalled views. During the winter period, they provide a specialised alpine afternoon tea which included Austrian pastries, festive savoury bites and a choice of champagne and cocktails to drink.

Whether you’re planning ahead for your wedding and want an iconic location and setting, want a luxury city break with your other half, or just want some extra-special cocktails with your bride tribe in the sky, The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London is definitely worth considering!

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