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Great Midland Hotel, St Pancras, London.

This is the front for what was the world's largest building on completion, the great railway hotel for St Pancras Station. However a few years after opening it fell into obsoletion when central heating
and hot water was invented (before that it functioned with only a few bathrooms for the hundreds of guests). It became a horrible, semi-abandoned office bock for the railways
after, complete with panelling and strip lighting to hide all that Victorian splendour - and was very nearly torn down in the 70s. It took a decade and a $1billion to restore the complex.

It's not the grandest in the city and is due for another rehaul, but it does revive the great era of steam travel and Victoriana (the most expensive hotels in London prefer to hark back to the
Edwardian era to enjoy the mod cons but with all the florid intricacy).


www.stpancraslondon.com

https://gilbertscott.org



https://luxurytravelbeat.files.wordpress.com

www.urban75.org

http://cdnx.manhattanloft.co.uk

https://trendyguide.files.wordpress.com


www.fubiz.net

www.fubiz.net

www.luxurialifestyle.co.uk


https://crazycowevents.com


Its sister branches used to be in Manchester, at the other end of the tracks:




http://hoteldesigns.net

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On that note, this is the grand old dame of London luxury hotels, the Ritz.

A remarkably unassuming Edwardian hotel whose windows you can't look into, that hides the kind of old school opulence you expect.





www.finediningexplorer.com

https://edge.media.datahc.com


Afternoon tea is $75-$115





https://pix10.agoda.net

https://londontravelhacks.com


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The Corinthia was saved from demolition a decade ago, whose estate (the Crown) was adamant the building was absolutely impossible to modernise
and needed a glass box to replace it. Unlike the previous two it's steadfastly up to date:


www.hospitalitynet.org

http://uk.zooverresources.com


https://carmensluxurytravel.com



https://cdn.houseofcoco.net


[url]https://theversatilegent.com[/url


www.architectural-holidays.com

https://cocoweddingvenues.co.uk

https://prestigiousvenues.com

https://www.elitetraveler.com/travel...hotel-london-2

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The Ritz Carlton: Toronto


And a nice older hotel, The Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon.
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Is this the front or the back of the hotel? It seems to be in the same vein as the historic hotels along the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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This one looks the best to me, but so many choices! Thank you for the rundown on London's scene.
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Is this the front or the back of the hotel? It seems to be in the same vein as the historic hotels along the Canadian Pacific Railway.
That`s because it is.
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