The Shard

Southwark SE1
Mixed use building

Key Details

32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG
Local Authority
Greater London
1200000 sq ft
Use Classes
C1, E


The Shard at 32 London Bridge Street is the tallest building in Western Europe, its crystalline façade transforming the London skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) vertical city of high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital's highest viewing gallery offering 360° views.

The building is 309.6 metres high and has 95 stories in total.
The highest level open-air viewing platform is at level 72.
The main viewing platform is at level 69.
Sky Boutique level 68.

The building is served by 36 lifts, some of which are double-decker.

The apartments are situated on levels 53-65.


In scale, scope and location, the office space laid out over 25 floors of the Shard is unmatched in Europe - light, open Grade A space in a range of highly-serviced and specified floorplates all containing naturally-ventilated winter gardens.

This premium office space occupies floors 4 to 28 of the most high-profile building in Europe - an innovative landmark building at London's newest commercial quarter, rising to a record-breaking 1,016 ft (310 m) next to one of London's most significant transport interchanges.

Serviced Offices
2018 - Available through London Office Space.


Aqua Shard (floor 31) - innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its restaurant, private dining
room and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.

Oblix (floor 32) - dishes from the spit roast, charcoal grill and wood fired ovens.

Hutong (floor 33) - cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong.


The Legend of Shangri-La and Its Unique Hospitality is Making Its Way to Europe

In 2013, Shangri-La will reach an even higher level of attainment, when it launches a new luxury hotel inside the spire of The Shard.

At 1,016 feet high, The Shard is regarded as one of the most ambitious architectural endeavours in the United Kingdom.

Its height makes it one of the tallest buildings in Europe, while its soaring spire shape will make it one of the most distinctive.

As with every property in the group, Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, London, operates on a simple yet powerful philosophy of Shangri-La hospitality from warm, caring people.

The uniquely Asian view of service at this luxury hotel in London embodies the core values of respect, helpfulness, courtesy, sincerity and humility. These qualities have been the cornerstone of the Shangri-La success.

Rooms and Suites

The deluxe 202-key Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, occupies floors 34 to 52 of Renzo Piano's iconic tower.

The 185 guestrooms, averaging more than 42 square metres (452 square feet), are amongst the largest in London.

A wide array of features and services include the “Shangri-La Bed,” made exclusively for the hotel group and featuring patented body-contouring technology; a designer LED television and iPod docking station; complimentary high-speed Internet access; heated floors and washlet toilets in all bathrooms; butler service in all suites; climate control to complement the building's integrated sun-shielding system, and more.

The 17 luxury suites, amongst the finest in London, have the best views over this global city.

The Shangri-La's Signature Suite opened in Summer 2015. At 188 square metres and residing on Level 39 of The Shard, guests experiencing this one-bedroom jewel in the Shangri La crown will enjoy access via a private lift, 24-hour personal butler service, private chauffeur service, sumptuous living areas with entirely custom-designed furniture and 180-degree views of London's iconic landmarks from one of the capital's most rare addresses. Designed by Francesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini, co-founders of Italian design house FM - Architettura d'Interni Studio, the suite features custom-made furniture and high-grade silk wallpaper in a refined palette of champagne, citrine and bronze, designed and produced by Muzio, Orlandini and a team of over 250 highly skilled craftsmen from around the world. It also boasts the specially designed Shangri-La Bed featuring patented body-contouring technology and fitted with Frette 1,000-threadcount linen; a grand marble-clad bathroom with integrated television and mirror screens, an expansive walk-in dressing chamber, fine crystal glassware and a well-equipped private pantry, allowing for Shangri-La's Dine by Design dining experience. The suite may also be connected to an adjacent room, enabling its conversion into a two-bedroom suite with a total living space of 232 square metres.

Two further Signature Suites include Westminster Suite (125m2) and London Suite (117m2) but by far, The Shangri-La Suite impresses the most.


Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, offers diners the opportunity to savour tantalising cuisine from some of London's finest restaurants.

Food and beverage outlets will include a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant offering international dishes, a gourmet deli featuring artisanal crafted food and a destination bar on level 52 with views across the River Thames and the city of London.

Health & Leisure

Fitness and recreation facilities at Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, includes an indoor infinity swimming pool and fitness centre featuring panoramic views of the London skyline.

Meetings & Events

Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, offers premium meeting spaces for up to 120 guests for a seated, signature event.

The grand staircase connecting levels 34 and 35 (at a height of 125 metres) are ideal for wedding photography with the panoramic city views providing a stunning backdrop.

Event planners have the luxury of choosing from an array of facilities and client services.

2. March 2013

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Site & Location

Birds eye view of The Shard location.


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