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Shard-onnay: The Shangri-La’s ‘Gong’ bar reaches for the sky


At a place where the view supersedes the food and drink, you could stick a shed in The Shard and people would still take the elevator up to it. But the Shangri-La Hotel’s, Gong bar makes that 52 floor ascension infinitely more appealing. Dizziness is a common side-affect of a bar experience, but that is redefined with Gong’s unbelievable view of London. Just as the most beautiful Chinese temples are found at the top of mountains, Gong’s zen-like, modern Asian decor means that it can boast to be one of the highest and most stylish bars in London. Try one of their signature cocktails, vintage champagnes or ironically ask for a Shard-onnay and see if the bartender laughs.

Gong has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the best bars category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here.