From your perch in the top of London’s tallest building, at Shangri-La you have the whole city at your feet. From sky-high dining to swimming in the clouds, ground-level discoveries at the nearby Borough Market, river cruises and more, we’ve got you covered in the British capital.
Whether it’s the adventure of discovering iconic landmarks or the thrill of a world-class theme park, Shangri-La’s curated experiences of attractions get you out of your comfort zone and into the realm of unforgettable travel memories.
If you're interested in staying close to the Shangri-La during your visit, have a look at our walking guide.
The View from The Shard
Step out of your room in at the Shangri-La and take the lift to Level 68 of The Shard to reach the viewing gallery of Western Europe's tallest tower. Or simply gaze out of the window to catch glimpses of London's most iconic landmarks.
Climb aboard Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel and take in unforgettable 360-degree views of some of London's most famous landmarks over the river Thames.
Tower of London
Visible from the Shangri-La, this 900-year old building held many titles over the years from royal palace to prison and even a zoo! Today's it's probably most famous for housing the Crown Jewels.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is London's most famous (and most beautiful) church. This must-see attraction was rebuilt in the 13th century but has a history that dates back to the early 1200's.
Churchill War Rooms
Journey underground to experience the epicentre of Britain’s response to World War II and learn more about former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
There are 35 bridges that cross over the river Thames, with Tower Bridge being the most iconic. The equally-famous London Bridge has a fun and informative experience when you can learn its history from Roman to modern times.
Whether it’s wandering some of the world’s greatest museums, exploring cutting-edge galleries and traditional artisan houses, or watching the latest blockbuster at a film festival, we have our finger on the pulse of all the hottest cultural happenings.
The Old Operating Theatre
Housed in the attic of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this unique museum offers a a glimpse into the history of medicine and surgery. It is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Founded in 1852, the V&A is the world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design. It houses a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects spanning 5,000 years, from ceramics and fashion to wallpapers and jewellery,
The Clink Museum
Built on the site of the original Clink Prison that dates back to 1144, this hands-on experience allows visitors to get to grips with how things were done in olden times.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Just a short walk from the Shangri-La, check out the Globe Theatre offers a unique theatrical experience. Reconstructed to look like Shakespeare’s famous theatre, this Elizabethan playhouse is home to tons of great shows and events.
As the theatre is open-air, the season starts in the spring and finishes in the autumn.
Tate Modern is home to Great Britain's national collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day. It's one of the world's most frequently visited art galleries.
A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates one of the most significant events in London's history.
St. Paul’s Cathedral via The Millennium Bridge
One of London’s iconic landmarks, the cathedral was built by Sir Christopher Wren and opened in 1697. It is located at the high point of the City of London on Ludgate Hill.
If your holiday isn’t complete without a little retail therapy, Shangri-La has you covered. We’ve scoured London to find the best shopping experiences, from high-end boutiques to the high street, hidden gems at one-of-one shoppes, private ateliers and bustling arcades.
Just a 5-minute walk from the Shangri-La, the vibrant Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. Built in 1851, the market is home to more than 100 stalls filled with gourmet food, delicious cheeses and beautiful patisseries.
There are a number of lovely cafés within the old market hall where you can stop for breakfast, lunch or a cup of tea.
Home to some of the world’s most prestigious retailers, London’s famous Bond Street is packed end-to-end with elegant stores, exclusive brands, designer fashion, luxury goods, fine jewels, art and antiques.
The historic St James's is renowned for its high-end fashion and art boutiques, some of which even have the seal of approval by the Queen. Venture along Piccadilly to stop at stylish department store Fortnum & Mason, while Jermyn Street is so typically British it's enough to bring out the old-fashioned gent in anyone!
If you're on the hunt for urban streetwear, unique gifts, rare sweets and handmade jewellery, this is where you want to be!
There are few better ways to immerse yourself in a destination than through sport. Spend the day working on your swing at the golf course, step into the feverish atmosphere of a stadium or head into the pit of an F1 circuit and feel the thrill of a crowd with Shangri-La.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
You may not know the name, but you definitely know the game! All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is home to Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is regarded as the original tennis court as the surface is grass.
One of the most famous football stadiums in Britain, Wembley hosts the home matches for the England national football team and the FA Cup Final, the latter being the most attended football tournament in the world.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Not only does Lord’s Cricket Ground host cricket matches, it's home to the MCC Museum which is the oldest sports museum in the world including The Ashes urn.
Aside from world-famous concerts, theO2 Arena also hosts many sports such as tennis, ice hockey, basketball, gymnastics, boxing, squash, MMA, darts and rugby.
Shangri-La The Shard, London is located at London Bridge Station, which offers great connectivity: Over 54 million people travel through each year by underground and main line trains, road and water taxis, buses, ferries, cycle and pedestrian routes. The train station offers direct links to 247 main line destinations.
The tube offers direct access to 61 underground stations on the Northern and Jubilee lines, connecting to London's key districts – Bond Street and its shops to the west, the City to the north and Canary Wharf to the east – in less than 10 minutes.
International connectivity is accessible through the capital's airport network and the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras Station, 15 minutes away.