Shangri-La at The Shard, London, UK

Shangri-La London:
Foxy romeo

During our recent stay at the towering Shangri-la at the Shard in London, we found a cute little plush-toy fox in our room.

The story goes, that back while the landmark building that now houses the hotel was being built, a brave young fox cub affectionately dubbed ‘Romeo’ by the builders, managed to get up to the top floors and roam free, surviving purely on lunch scraps.

Seen as a good omen by the hotel’s Asian owners, Romeo is now the mascot for all things ‘Shard’ and the concept for the toy was created by the hotel in celebration, to be sold with proceeds benefiting ‘The Blackfriars Settlement’, a charity that provides community services in the area local to the hotel.

Read our review of Shangri-la London at The Shard, here