On the 52nd floor of the Shard skyscraper in London, patrons of the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard can now experience the cityâ€”and Europe, for that matterâ€”from new heights. Opened August 18, the hotelâ€™s infinity pool is the highest swimming pool in Western Europe, a 10-meter â€śskypoolâ€ť that sits 180 meters above the sidewalks below. While practicing their strokes or lounging on its day-bedded decks (designed in elegant neutral tones by Hong Kongâ€“based designer Andre Fu) guests can look out the glassy siding and spot St. Paulâ€™s Cathedral, the London Eye, Westminster. Note that the pool is exclusive to hotel guests except onward of 8:30 p.m., when drinkers and diners at the hotelâ€™s Gong bar on the same floor can come sip their cocktails poolside.
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