Located in a stunning position on the 52nd floor of the Shard in London, the Skypool at Shangri-La Hotel is official the highest swimming pool in Western Europe.
The 11 x 4 metre pool is not only the highest pool in Europe but has also got to be amongst the most stunning. Enjoying incredible views west across the City, swimmers will be able to enjoy a birds eye view of the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster.
Skypool not only offers hotel guests the chance for a high-level swim, because it’s next to the hotel’s Gong bar, from 8.30pm onwards they’ll also be able to enjoy some poolside glamour with a choice of champagnes from the champagne bar or specially created ‘signature’ cocktails from the cocktail bar.
The Gong bar and Skypool have been designed by Andre Fu from AFSO and his design has been inspired by the ‘mythical aspect of ‘dou-gong’ – a series of interlocking brackets that are used extensively in Chinese architecture.’
Posted September 10, 2014