See London Through A Bird’s Eye From The Shard

Travelers looking to prick a new angle of their visual palate will be thrilled to learn that new rooms have recently been opened at London’s Shangri-La Hotel. Located in one of the city’s newest skyscrapers, The Shard, the Shangri-La boasts skyline views of London’s financial district as well as new views of other segments of the city that rival the visuals of the London Eye. Building on the unique construction of The Shard’s architecture, each room sports floor to ceiling windows that can wrap around the building’s corners if you’re lucky enough.

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Because of The Shard’s location, travelers have access to all of London’s top attractions within an easily traversable distance. The Shard building is just steps away from the London Bridge Train station, as well as a short walk to the ornate Southwark Cathedral and bustling Borough Market. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in the warmer months, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (a reconstruction of the iconic theatre of old and home to one of history’s most ubiquitous playwrights) is also steps from the Shard. The Globe offers live Shakespeare performances for as little as five pounds per performance.

While staying at The Shangri-La, guests will be treated to modern amenities including free high-speed access online; beds equipped with patented mattress technology, and nuanced control of the room’s temperature that interacts with the amount of sun hitting the room at any given time. For those looking to relax and refresh, the hotel also has an indoor pool that is open year round, as well as a fitness center and someone available on call for massages. Guests also have preferred access to in-building dining experiences, such as at the Ting Restaurant and the Gong cocktail bar, one of the highest rated bars in town.

With the pulse of a tour-de-force city like London picking up speed, visitors to this hotel’s newest rooms are sure to fall into a new adventure. And with a diving off point like Shangri-La at The Shard, their impact on the famed metropolis is guaranteed to stir up the old and new in a multitude of exciting ways.

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