Standing Tall Since 1873, This 150-YO Hotel In London Is A Time-Machine To The Past

by Tejashee Kashyap
Standing Tall Since 1873, This 150-YO Hotel In London Is A Time-Machine To The Past

Talk about London’s most iconic landmarks and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel definitely pops up! Opened way back in 1873 originally as the Midland Grand Hotel, the hotel is housed in a historic building dating back to the 19th century. It was in 2011 when this historic hotel reopened to the public as the new, renovated St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

The History Of St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a luxurious and iconic hotel that offers guests an unforgettable experience in the heart of London. The hotel’s magnificent facade, a true masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, stands out in the bustling King’s Cross area. The hotel’s interior is equally stunning, with a grand staircase, stained glass windows, and intricate work adorning the walls and ceilings.

The hotel offers 245 guest rooms and suites, each one elegantly furnished and equipped with modern amenities.  Even the rooms showcase glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs, and a grand staircase offering guests the chance to celebrate the glitz and glamour of the Victorian era. Some of the rooms offer stunning views of the city, including the London Eye and the Shard.

It was in May 2011 when the hotel reopened after marking its debut in 1873, clocking 150 years of experience and grand architecture.  Now, to mark 150 years of St. Pancras, the hotel has launched a limited-edition celebratory afternoon tea, a spa session with revitalising facials, and more.

Even  Middle Eastern guests would be able to take a historical tour to experience a behind-the-scenes exclusive tour of the hotel and its storied history and indulge in a selection of sandwiches, scones, and sweet delights.

Living & Dining At This Historic Hotel

For those who love to indulge in luxury, the hotel’s spa centre offers a range of treatments and facilities. The St. Pancras Spa is a Victorian-inspired haven of tranquillity. It is hidden away and built into the hotel’s original steam kitchen. Decorated with traditional tiling and great brick archways, the spa boasts six treatment rooms including a couple’s suite. You can also find a therapeutic steam room, traditional saunas and a relaxation pool with hydro loungers.

The Midland Grand Dining Hall was originally opened in 1873 as part of the Midland Grand Hotel. But now, the dining hall is one of the most impressive and memorable spaces in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

The restaurant is a celebration of British cuisine. Additionally, they use locally sourced ingredients for dishes that are both traditional and contemporary. The restaurant’s decor is as impressive as the dining hall itself. You can find a mix of modern and traditional elements that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Moreover, the restaurant is illuminated with chandeliers that cast a soft and flattering light over the diners. The furniture and decor are a mix of classic and contemporary styles.

With history and stunning architecture, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is an experience in itself.

Have you stayed in St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel yet?

Where: Euston Rd., London
Cost:  £465 (₹28,955) per night, approx.

Cover image credits: Press release/St. Pancras Renaissance