The Shard, referred to as Europe’s first vertical city, is an 87 story skyscraper and the latest addition to London’s iconic skyline, towering a massive 1016 ft, it is not only taller than One Canada Square, the BT Tower, and the Gherkin, it is also the tallest building in Western Europe.
Aside from the London Eye, the Shard also offers a spectacular view of the city. While inside, it houses stunning restaurants, exceptional offices, exclusive apartments, and the 5-Star Shangri-La hotel which is soon to be open as well as a shopping area.
London's highest and best view, The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69, and 72, and is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. It is London's newest and most eagerly awaited attraction, where visitors enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles. If you would like to experience a view of London from the Shard yourself, you can book tickets here.
Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its restaurant, private dining room, and spectacular three-story high atrium bar.
Dishes feature carefully-selected fine British produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with innovative techniques. From sunrise to sunset, guests can enjoy the ever-changing views of the London skyline in this contemporary and cosmopolitan destination restaurant.
Oblix, situated across the entire 32nd floor of The Shard, offers sophisticated, urban, casual dining and is more than a restaurant. Its’ open kitchen, dynamic cocktail bar, and incredible views offer a unique experience. The menu at Oblix offers dishes from the spit roast, charcoal grill, and wood-fired ovens.
Hutong, situated on level 33 of The Shard, serves the fascinating and diverse cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong.
Hutong's cuisine takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. The menu artfully captures the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking. Complete with traditional Chinese red lanterns and beautiful hand-carved wood-panelled 'Moon Gates', offering London diners a new destination restaurant with panoramic views over London's skyline.
Within the Shard, there are offices that offer an incomparable level of quality and the best views in London, which makes for an inspirational workplace, providing an exceptional working environment in a world-class address.
The Shard has an exclusive collection of apartments which are the highest residences in the United Kingdom with unrestricted views across London.
The Shangri-La is one of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive hotels and is famous worldwide for its characteristically Far Eastern approach to hospitality and service. With breathtaking views, the 202 lavish rooms will offer guests the signature 5-Star service, gym, pool, international restaurant, and inspiring business facilities.
Lang, deriving from the Chinese word for 'pathway', is the hotel's own patisserie and artisan deli located at ground level.
Gong, the Shangri-La's resident bar, is located on level 52 of The Shard.
Ting, derived from the Chinese word for 'living room', is the collective name for the classically elegant restaurant and lounge area sitting on level 35 of The Shard, overlooking unrivalled views of St Paul's Cathedral, The City of London, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and other famous London landmarks.
The facilities at the Shangri-La Hotel present three spectacular river-facing event spaces on level 34 of The Shard, each with state-of-the-art conferencing technology and tailor-made catering services that can accommodate the highest level of international business, diplomatic and social gatherings.
The conference and function spaces at the hotel are named after the first three of five constant virtues of Confucianism - Ren, benevolence; Yi, righteousness; and Li, propriety.