Skypool now open at Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London

The infinity Skypool on the 52nd floor at the Shangri La Hotel, at The Shard in London, has opened this week, making it the highest pool in Western Europe.

The Skypool offers a tranquil escape for hotel guests by day, before the separation screens are drawn back as the sun sets and it becomes a unique addition to London’s highest bar, Gŏng.

Facing west across the City, the 11x4m heated pool features stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Westminster, providing the perfect spot to enjoy the iconic vistas.

Feeling on top of the world, from 8.30pm onwards Gŏng guests can enjoy a spot of sophisticated poolside glamour while they sip on signature creations from the dedicated cocktail bar such as the Bermondsey Bubbles – Jensen’s Dry Bermondsey Gin, Rose liqueur, creole bitters and champagne; or the award-winning Black and Blue Swizzle – Talisker, honey, lime, PX sherry and blue cheese.

Champagne lovers can enjoy a wide selection from the champagne bar from rare grower varieties up to the ultimate Grand Marques, and indulge in luxury bar snacks such as Cornish crab, foie gras, and a selection of the finest caviar. The 30-cover poolside area can also be hired exclusively for the most spectacular sky-high party.