Let’s say you want to really see lots of London. You could either hoof about endlessly on foot, or you could splurge a large amount of money to get absurdly good sightlines over the city thanks to the new Shangri-La Hotel in the Shard. The posh hotel chain has installed itself in floors 34 to 52 of Europe’s tallest building, with a two-floor lobby, 202 rooms and plenty of opportunities to bathe in front of (hopefully one-sided) floor-to-ceiling windows and peer out over the city. The Asian chain’s third European hotel, after Paris and Istanbul, will offer rooms from £450 to £3250 per night and opens May 6. The 306-metre-tall Shard was opened in 2013. shangri-la.com/london/shangrila.
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