Dream Staycation in a Luxury London Hotel

Your search for a luxury and romantic staycation in London ends here. The Shangri La Hotel at the Shard is the perfect place to propose, have a minimoon or even honeymoon!

Ambience in abundance…

This hotel very high up in the Shard London it is so ambient to see the tiny dots of traffic slowly drifting around at night.

Lost in Translation vibes!

If you’ve ever seen Lost in Translation you will feel most reminiscent here. There is the chance of awkward Bill Murray technology failings like trying to figure out how to close the shutters on the giant glass panes.

Or trying to get the room temperature just right, for obviously you cannot simply open a window to cool down.

The hotel bar also takes you back into the film, though it’s missing the jazz singer hooting away and Bill having a jet-lagged relaxing Suntory time.

Breakfast was a banger…

Enjoy a full English, continental, or yummy Chinese breakfasts! If you need to work

The coolest swimming pool in London!

The highest up pool in England for sure! There’s sun loungers so take a book and help yourself to complimentary coffee!

What to do for lunch during your luxury London staycation?

For lunch I recommend hitting the world famous food market, Borough Market. Which is a 10 minute walk away from the Shangri-La entrance. There is a huge range of cuisines to choose from, so even the most indecisive hunter gatherer will find something.

Once you are home inside your room, run yourself a bath and enjoy the cityscape views from the tub. Have a chilled bottle of bubbles ready so you can sit soaking away the days ‘dreadful stresses’ during your luxury London staycation whilst watching the sun go down over the city.

Borough Market. Picture by Stephanie Green Weddings

Dine in luxury on your London staycation at a top Chinese restaurant…

For dinner, it has to be Hutong which is inside the Shard too. Because, why leave?! The views of the city at night are hypnotising for you and your date to swoon over.

Lychee Martinis aren’t on the menu but my God you must order one and try, they’re delicious!

The dimsum there is very special too. Book in advance as this can be very busy.

After dinner?

Don’t sleep, just stay and look at these views and into each others eyes all night long!

If you feel sad when leaving the luxury London staycation, hop on the tube to Soho and have a taste of the best hot coco in London. Another great place for a date if you don’t want your romantic staycation to end!

Helpful links;

Shangri La Hotel

Hutong Restaurant

Borough Market


Stephanie is a documentary wedding photographer covering all parts of the UK. Authentic, alternative, narrative.


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