9am Wake up to a room with a real view at Shangri-La at The Shard, complete with Far East-inspired décor, floor-to-ceiling windows and Acqua di Parma products in the bathrooms. Book ahead for a private Yogasphere class, where morning sun salutations come with the best views London has to offer, before enjoying an indulgent lobster eggs Benedict breakfast at Aqua Shard on the 31st floor.
11am A springtime stroll along the South Bank brings you to Oxo Tower Wharf, a haven for creative boutiques stocking unusual finds. Look to Bramwell Brown for stylish clocks, Philip Watts Design for award-winning furniture and the charming Wagumi for crafts and fashion accessories influenced by Japanese design. Nearby, D-Pod’s collaborative shop space curates pieces from 30 independent designers, including Sherene Melinda (statement handbags) and Lauriger (cool cubist homeware).