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Shangri-La The Shard turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Shangri-La The Shard is turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, launching a special Pink Afternoon Tea and cocktail in support of breast cancer patients at Guy’s Cancer.

This October, Shangri-La The Shard, London will turn pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with vibrant pink décor and pink-inspired artworks, and a special Pink Afternoon Tea featuring pastries designed by breast cancer patients from Guy’s Cancer. Available from 29th September to 7th November, a percentage of proceeds from each afternoon tea sold will go towards supporting the inspiring work of Guy’s Cancer through Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, the hotel’s charity partner.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Pink Afternoon Tea

The Pink Afternoon Tea will be available daily between 12pm to 4pm at TĪNG Restaurant & Lounge on level 35 of the hotel, featuring a fine selection of delicious finger sandwiches and Shangri-La signature loose-leaf teas, including a pink welcome tea, followed by freshly baked pink scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam and pink grapefruit curd. The tea will be topped off with pink handcrafted pastries, which include a lychee and rose sandwich and a sumptuous fig and hazelnut tart with gold leaf.

For an extra special touch, guests can indulge with a glass of Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne, a pink take on a gin cocktail including Hayman’s Sloe gin, Hong Kong Baijiu, fresh pineapple and apple blossom flower, or a refreshing Pink Passion mocktail including cranberry, grenadine, coconut cream and ginger ale, served over crushed ice.

To design the pastries featuring in this year’s Pink Afternoon Tea, the hotel’s pastry team invited four brave women from Guy’s Cancer to join forces with Head Pastry Chef, Emma Watts to inspire the new creations. One of them was Claire, who has been receiving treatment from Guy’s Cancer for the past five years. Claire chose a pink breast cancer ribbon to decorate ‘Claire’s Courageous Cherry Macaron’, which honours the strength and courage of anyone who embarks on a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pink decor and artwork

In addition to the Pink Afternoon Tea, Shangri-La The Shard, London will honour Pink October with an array of pink decorations and artworks throughout the property. At the hotel’s level 35 reception, against the backdrop of London’s skyline, guests will discover a floral window artwork; ‘The Wings of Hope’, illustrated by artist Niki Pilkington, where those looking for a photo opportunity can ‘spread their wings’ over the city backdrop. At the ground floor lobby, guests will be greeted with two innovative digital artworks, in a partnership with London Asian Contemporary Art (LACA).

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Around one in seven women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Studies show that 78% of these women will survive 10 years or more, and thanks to care and treatment provided by organisations such as Guy’s Cancer, breast cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years. That is something to be celebrated, this month of October and all the others to come.


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