The Shard majestically rises up from the London skyline as if it has always been there, a beacon for modern London amid the surrounding ancient domes and towers. It is home to award winning restaurants, a five-star hotel, offices and Britain’s highest viewing gallery.
World-renowned architect Renzo Piano realised a dream of creating this vertical city in which people could live, work and relax together. His design, constructed with cutting-edge materials and techniques, was inspired by church spires and the masts of sailing ships. Its glass panels change with the weather and seasons. First open to the public in 2013, it is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire transformation.
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has floor-to-ceiling windows in every room to ensure guests at the capital’s highest hotel feel an unparalleled connection to the entire city, whether working out in the gym, relaxing in the Sky Pool or sipping cocktails in GŎNG Bar on level 52. Guests can also unwind at Bar 31 or enjoy European dishes with subtle Asian influences at TĪNG Restaurant on level 35, where afternoon tea is also a must try.
First open to the public in 2013, The Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire transformation
Hutong is the London outpost of the much-loved Hong Kong restaurant of the same name. Here red lanterns and beautiful hand-carved moon gates make the ambience as opulent as the stunning view. Hutong specialises in the fiery, diverse cuisines of Northern China, with a cocktail list inspired by traditional Chinese medicine.
As the highest viewing gallery in the capital, The View from The Shard reveals London in 360-degree glory – views stretch up to 40 miles on a clear day – and the open air Skydeck on level 72 allows guests to immerse themselves in the elements and the sounds of the city below. Two bars serve hot drinks and cocktails.
London is justifiably proud of The Shard because it is an exciting, soaring, optimistic monument that celebrates Britain’s ability to embrace diverse cultures. It represents the excellence, innovation, creativity and resilient spirit of Britain at its very best.