St Pancras Renaissance Hotel: Victorian Gothic luxury hotel in London

If you are going to London via the Eurostar and want to stay in a hotel at the doorstep of the St Pancras Station, why not stay at the palatial St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a spectacular newly renovated “high Victorian Gothic” building that used to house the Midland Grand Hotel back in the glory days of rail travel? The luxury hotel and apartment complex, which opens in March 2011, has 245 bedrooms, 38 Victorian suites and a Presidential Suite (the former Venetian Ballroom), plus the Gilbert Scott restaurant to be run by one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Marcus Wareing. Rooms start at £250 per night. Read a full review at The Guardian:

It is both magnificent and a little demented. With its churchy aura, it feels uncomfortable with its own hedonism. Although its imagery is of nature and springtime, it feels a touch clammy and stifling. While admiring it, you can see why people in the early 20th century reacted against this kind of thing, in favour of simpler, fresher, less pretentious spaces.

Make sure you explore nearby Camden Town, a quirky neighborhood known for its street markets and boutiques.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Euston Road
London NW1 2AR
United Kingdom

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