Jubilee Celebrations at the Shangri-La Hotel
Shangri-La The Shard, London has revealed a royal transformation in its biggest décor change yet, a new Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea and a new ticketing partnership with Historic Royal Palaces
With views over the River Thames to the Tower of London, and its stunning new ‘Superbloom’ display this summer unveiling a sea of millions of wildflowers in its moat, Shangri-La The Shard, London is planning an equally colourful series of celebrations lasting from April until September in commemoration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
When entering the hotel’s ground floor foyer, visitors will be welcomed by an immersive four-metre-tall sculpture paying homage to the Queen’s iconic stamp motif and an extraordinary contemporary photographic exhibition of the Queen and Royal Household by royal photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas.
Take the elevator-turned-royal carriage up to the hotel reception on level 35 to see a display of glistening crown sculptures, royal photo opportunities with London’s skyline and iconic pop-art depictions of Her Majesty.
Book a two-night Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration stay, and a new ticketing partnership with Historic Royal Palaces will unlock the gates to the Tower of London - home to the Crown Jewels - Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace, with private morning or evening tours available on request, a Jubilee cocktail served in the privacy of your room or suite on arrival, and from May, a limited edition packet of seeds specially created by the team behind the Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’ display as special souvenir to take home and grow wildflowers inspired by the Tower in your own garden.
Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea will be served at TĪNG Lounge, featuring an extraordinary miniature chocolate and raspberry Shard building for two to share. A selection of finger sandwiches including beetroot salmon with dill crème fraiche, rye bread with pastrami and mustard and Burford Brown egg mayo and cress will be followed by savouries such as Mary rose and caviar and almond tart with marinated courgette and basil. Freshly baked sweet and savoury scones accompanied by strawberry jam and clotted cream will lead into a selection of delicious Jubilee themed desserts including ‘The Pearl of the Queen’ – a pearlescent tonka, vanilla and strawberry gateaux, and a crowned lime and blueberry ‘Jubilee tart’. Enjoy a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée or Nyetimber Rosé for a taste of England’s vineyards, alongside a selection of Shangri-La and Camellia teas.
Sip a Jubilee Cocktail at GŎNG, the highest hotel bar in Western Europe, while watching the sun setting over London’s landmarks. Designed by GŎNG’s mixologists, the cocktail is an Asian-inspired reinterpretation of the Queen’s favourite tipple, the Dubonnet. Featuring gin, violet and strawberry liqueur, a splash of blue curacao and Japanese Shōchū and decorated with a delicate flower, there’s no better way to mark this momentous occasion in an unforgettable setting.
The Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration at Shangri-La The Shard, London is available from £990 per night based on two sharing a Premier Shard Room for two nights including breakfast, entrance tickets to either the Tower of London, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace, an in-room Jubilee welcome cocktail, £70 dining credit for TĪNG Restaurant and access to the hotel’s wellness floor: Sky Pool, Sky Gym and Sky Sauna on level 52. Available from 12th April – 31st October. For more details and to book, visit shangri-la.com/en/london/shangrila.
Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea is available from 19th April, costing £75 per person, including a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée or Nyetimber Rosé, and £65 per person without. For more details and to book, please visit ting-shangri-la.com.
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Shangri-La The Shard, London is the capital’s highest hotel, located in The Shard, one of the world’s most iconic buildings situated in the heart of London Bridge. Set between Borough Market and Bermondsey Street, the hotel boasts a vibrant food and beverage offering from sky high cocktails in GŎNG bar to elegant afternoon tea in TĪNG Restaurant and Lounge, and local favourites by Bar 31 which can be ordered to take away via the hotel’s Shangri-La To Go programme.