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Occupying the 34th to 52nd floors of architect Renzo Piano’s iconic Shard building, this 5-Star hotel is 2 minutes walk from London Bridge railway and tube station and a mile from the Tower of London.

As you can see it can be seen from quite a distance - this photo was taken from the north bank of the river Thames by Tower Bridge.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, the plush rooms have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus Nespresso machines and Chinese tea sets. Suites add personal butlers. Room service and in-room spa treatments are available.

Amenities include an upscale Asian restaurant and a cafe, plus an infinity pool, a fitness centre and a bar on the 52nd floor, all featuring skyline views. There are also 3 meeting rooms.

Staying in the Shangri-La is quite expensive. Typically prices start from £600 per night but if you book via Trivargo you might get that down to £530.

The drinks and food are also quite expensive. When you add it all up you can expect to pay nearly £1,000 per night.

The GONG bar is a great place to enjoy night-time London from 52 floors up with a glass of Champagne. It's even better with a friend or two.

It's a great place if you just want to hang with your friends and admire the spectacular views over London, especially at night.

If pigeon-poop wasn't a big enough problem, London now has huge Pterodactyls laying metallic eggs all over the place.

The Shard is also known for it's world-class office space, with stunning views over the city, high-speed Internet, dedicated phone lines, meeting rooms, board rooms, CCTV, 24 hour access, kitchen, manned reception,voicemail, A/C, lifts, elevators, server room and easy access to rail and Underground via London Bridge station.

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