Located in the Southwark neighborhood of London, Shangri-La The Shard hugs the south banks of the Thames and is less than a 5-minute walk from the London Bridge Railway and Underground Station. The hotel is just a 25-minute drive from Central London and roughly 1-hour from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
There are various ways to reach Shangri-La The Shard from any of the capital's airports. Guests can choose between hotel limousine pick-up, taxi, underground, bus and train.
To plan your journey using London’s public transport, we recommend visiting the Transport for London website.
You can book a limousine pick-up by providing your flight details and estimated time of arrival when booking online. Alternatively, you can also contact the hotel directly to avail this service.
Iconic black cabs and airport taxis are available at all major London airports and cost anywhere from GBP 45 - 95, depending on your starting point. From Heathrow and Gatwick airports, it takes approximately 1-hour to reach the hotel or up to 1 hour & 30 minutes during peak times. From London City Airport, the journey will take approximately 30 minutes and up to 45 minutes during peak hours.
Heathrow Express trains leave from all terminals at Heathrow and arrives at Paddington Station. A taxi from Paddington to the hotel takes approximately 30 minutes. It is possible to take the underground train from Paddington Station on the Bakerloo Line to Baker Street, then change to the Jubilee Line for London Bridge. This takes approximately 30 minutes and involves stairs and escalators.
There is a direct train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge Station, which is not the Gatwick Express. The trip takes approximately 37 minutes.
To travel to London City Airport, take the Jubilee Line from London Bridge to Canning Town and change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) that services the airport. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
Cars are available for rental at all of London’s airports and rates and availability vary by car rental company; please consult your preferred rental company for more details. Note that in the UK, traffic drives on the left.