A Reign To Remember: Shangri-La The Shard, London
A Reign To Remember: Shangri-La The Shard, London unveils celebrations fit for a King to mark the Coronation of King Charles III
13th April 2023: On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, the British public and visitors from all over the world will come together in London to mark the Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla at Westminster Abbey. Joining the historic weekend of festivities up and down the UK and marking an occasion that is the first in a lifetime for many, Shangri-La The Shard, London has created a royal array of celebrations for guests to enjoy with unrivalled views over London, to toast to His Majesty The King in style. For those missing out on a stay over the Coronation weekend, a new local destination experience unlocks the gates to the Tower of London for guests to marvel at the Crown Jewels before a visit to a local distillery to learn about gin and the Gin martini, rumoured to be a favourite drink of King Charles.
‘Best of British’ After Party at GŎNG Bar
Join in with the country’s royal revelry at a sky-high Coronation after party at GŎNG Bar, located on level 52 of The Shard. A DJ set will provide the perfect soundtrack to the highest Coronation celebration in London as guests will be immersed in a world of “Best of British” pop royalty, from Queen to The Spice Girls, David Bowie and Harry Styles. Guests will celebrate the night away amidst regal décor, as GŎNG Bar will be home to crowns on cocktails, royal themed balloons, bunting, and more. The Sky Pool will be open for guests to enjoy the shimmer of the lights on the turquoise waters and take in the views of the city below. Cap off the night by toasting to His Majesty The King with a special Coronation cocktail, available exclusively for the weekend. The special edition Coronation 50/50 Martini will feature bone-dry floral manzanilla sherry, Champagne, and peach liqueur, paying homage to King Charles’ favourite tree in the Royal Orchard.
Availability: The After Party will take place on 6th May 2023 and the DJ set will be take place from 9.00pm to 12.00am. To book: gong-shangri-la.com
Bar 31 Celebrates the Great British Street Party
Join the festive atmosphere of a traditional British street party at Bar 31, located on the ground floor, as the Coronation ceremony unfolds. Guests can watch the live stream of the ceremony on the large flatscreen while enjoying a selection of tasty treats from a sharing platter featuring classics including sausage rolls and scones with jam and cream. As the sound of on-street entertainment echoes through the streets of London Bridge, guests can sit back with refreshing Pimm’s cocktails, complete with fresh fruit and mint and buckets of ice-cold beers to share.
Availability: The Bar 31 Street Party will take place on 10.00am 6th May 2023. To book a table, visit: bar31.com
A Royal Welcome
Upon arrival at Shangri-La The Shard, London, guests can discover their inner royal with a stay fit for a King over the Coronation weekend. VIP guests will be welcomed to their suites by limited-edition VIP amenities and guests staying with little ones will find royal-themed welcome packs featuring regal props and capes, perfect to play dress up with while the city below bursts with excitement. The family-fun continues as children can attend a Crown Making Master Class, the perfect chance to show off their royal outfits and crafting skills, leaving with a decorated crown and token to remember the weekend of the Coronation. Guests can also enjoy the signature miniature Shard Building during Skyline Afternoon Tea at TĪNG, which will be adorned with the colours of the British flag, reflecting the spirit of the Coronation celebrations.
Availability: The amenities will be available for 6th May 2023, the Union Jack Shard building will be available from 6th – 8th May. To book a stay, visit: shangri-la.com/en/london/
Royal Jewels & Gin Experience
During the build-up to the Coronation, guests can have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of London, its magnificent Crown Jewels, and the local culture surrounding the Shard, with a new local destination ‘Royal Jewels & Gin’ overnight stay experience. History enthusiasts can take a leisurely stroll across the iconic Tower Bridge to the historic Tower of London, which has played a significant role in shaping the city’s past, marvel at the splendid Crown Jewels, listen to tales from a Yeoman Warder dressed in traditional ceremonial attire, and take in the architecture of the White Tower, which was once London’s tallest building when it was constructed in 1078.
At Jensen’s Gin Distillery, located in Bermondsey’s renowned beer mile, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a private gin tasting session, sampling a range of gins, taking a tour of the distillery, and uncovering the historic recipes and methods that are still used to bottle the nation’s favourite spirit today. This experience will reveal the intertwined history of gin and the city of London, which has played a significant role in the city’s past, including its connections to royal figures of times past and the sometimes scandalous and dark histories that have been played out in the Tower of London over the centuries.
Availability: Priced from £890 per night (Monday – Friday only). To book: shangri-la.com/london/