When the poet Sir John Betjeman managed to save St Pancras Station from demolition, he also saved the old Midland Grand Hotel, calling this masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture ‘too beautiful and too romantic to survive’ in a world of tower blocks and concrete. The rest is history: the station was saved, and the hotel restored, reopening 17 years after Betjeman’s death. He would have been pleased to see it now—the magnificent five-star St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.
Marriott have done an amazing job on Sir Gilbert Scott’s grand achievement, with huge attention to detail and literally no expense spared. It features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gilded ceilings, glittering chandeliers and grand staircases, all as dazzling as the day on which the hotel opened in 1873—not to mention a subterranean spa, excellent Champagne bar and restaurant, the Gilbert Scott.
It is worth staying here not only for the five-star luxury and proximity to the Eurostar rail link to the Continent (this has to be the closest hotel for an early morning or late evening Eurostar link), but to see this historic building and to luxuriate in a celebrated piece of English history.
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