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The Height of Luxury in London

By Linda Tancs

You could say that guests of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in London enjoy a heady experience.  It is, after all, the tallest hotel in Western Europe–the first of its kind in a London skyscraper, occupying floors 34 to 52 of the glamorous Shard.  The first luxury hotel south of the Thames, the GŎNG bar at its apex will no doubt leave you agog over cityscape views for up to 40 miles.  Add to that a spacious room with floor to ceiling windows and a marble bath for a welcome respite.  Does it live up to its name?  Hardly remote, but idyllic nonetheless.

A Shard of Glass in London

By Linda Tancs

If you thought the views from the London Eye were amazing, wait until the viewing galleries for The Shard at London Bridge Quarter open next February.  Hailed as a vertical city, the glass pyramid undergoing final construction in London will offer 40 mile views across the city.  The Shard is the EU’s tallest building at 1017 feet.   You can pre-register now for updated visitor information.

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