A Victorian masterpiece restored...
Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure "too beautiful and too romantic to survive" in a world of tower blocks and concrete.
After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is being hailed as the city's most romantic building. This London 5-star hotel features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs - and the grand staircase are as dazzling as the day the hotel opened in 1873.
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott to receive travellers through St Pancras Station, the former Midland Grand Hotel offered its guests a world of grandeur, luxury and fantasy behind its fairytale red facade. Innovations such as ascending rooms (elevators) and revolving doors heightened the sense of awe. In 2011, the doors of his luxury hotel in London are spinning again, sweeping guests into a world where modern amenities mingle with the extravagance of rail's golden age.
The Entrance and Lobby
The Grand Staircase
St Pancras Architecture
Thomas Wallis Hay Mural