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Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard: London

The 11 Most Romantic Hotels in the United Kingdom

Shangri-la, At the Shard

One way to get away from it all is to simply get above it all. As of 2018, the Renzo Piano-designed Shard is Europe's tallest building. And one of London's newest luxury hotels, the Shangri-La, occupies floors 34 to 52.

Because of the shape of the building (The Shard says it all), every room is slightly different. All are furnished in a simple, but stylish contemporary mood with luxury materials and clean lines. The main decor feature is London itself. The rooms are wrapped in floor to ceiling windows that make London the star. Key landmarks and features—the Thames, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St. Pauls Cathedral, the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf—are part of the ever changing vista.

It's a long way down but if you are on honeymoon, you really never have to leave the hotel. There's a 24-hour concierge service, 24-hour in-room dining, a classy Asian restaurant on the 35th floor and a buzzy bar on the 52nd. You can have in-room spa treatments and your own butler in the high end suites. If you begin to feel a bit to shut in, head over to the 52nd floor gym where there's a horizon pool that's like swimming in the sky. In fact, if we're not mistaken, we think they call it the Skypool. 

And for really private luxury, how about lounging in your own top of the world bath like the one pictured here.