Building height: 1,014ft
Highest hotel room: Floor 50
Renzo Piano's triangular glass building, The Shard, shook up the London skyline when it opened in 2013, quickly becoming one of the world's most recognizable buildings. So named because it resembles a piece of broken glass, it's the tallest building in Western Europe and includes the Shangri-La Hotel on floors 34 to 52. Depending on where your room is, you’ll have insane views of the Thames, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben, among pretty much every other awesome site on the London skyline.