St Pancras Hotel re-opens

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by hendo, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. hendo

    hendo Fish finger sandwiches

  2. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Will pop down for a drink in the bar when it opens.
  3. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    No smoking rooms these days. Ditto on the bar, or bars.
  4. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    I heard that on the radio this morning and meant to go and have a look at the link so thanks. I want to go :)
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Tis a beautiful building.
  6. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    According that link it doesn't reopen until next month.

    And it almost got demolished, if it wasn't for a campaign led by John Betjeman (a statue of whom is located in the main station).
  7. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    The most photographed bit of the restored decor - those gold fleurs-de-lys on a Pompeian red background in the spectacular staircase - isn't actually Victorian. It is apparently a (remarkably sympathetic) later paint job. [Depending on your source it is late Edwardian or 1920s]
  8. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)


    Bejamin by cybertect, on Flickr
  9. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    More civilised times :(
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Heh, you should see the way the regs are being bent to allow this. One of the few exemptions to the law are Cigar Shops. So now all the fancy hotels are having cigar shops installed, some really quite elaborate.
  12. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    It was built with the best materials - Butterly Iron , Gripper bricks and Minton tiles (such was the optimism of the Midland Railway) - whereas Kings Cross was much lower specification.

    Course the undercroft was built in measurable units of a Burton beer barrel.
  13. Oswaldtwistle

    Oswaldtwistle Banned

    Certainly is :)

    Was that the main route for Burton beer into the capital, then?

    Rather than via Euston?
  14. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    The Midland Railway served Burton-on-Trent.
  15. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

  16. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Its open now. People have been going in for drinks and tours.
  17. manny-p

    manny-p candy coloured clown

  18. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    It looked amazing on the news this morning :cool:

    How much is a room though?! :eek: :D
  19. Ivana Nap

    Ivana Nap Well-Known Member

    It is very impressive now the surrounds are down and it's in it's full glory, I walk past it twice a day. They have a bouncer at the end of the driveway even at 7am but I've not seen many people about.
  20. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Do you mean a doormen/bellboy like they do most big hotels? Or is it a hench looking guy with a shaved head in shades? :hmm: :confused: :D
  21. Ivana Nap

    Ivana Nap Well-Known Member

    Probably the former but looks like the latter - all in black with shades on this morning, I'll check for the shaved head on my way home tonight.
  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    For a weeknight in August:

    Barlow Room: £275
    Barlow King: £300
    Barlow Club: £375

    Those are all in the new-build wing down the side of the train shed. To stay in the restored building you need to pay:

    Chambers, Guest Room: £450
    Chambers, Junior Suite: £650
    Chambers Grand, Junior Suite: £950
    Chambers Suite: £2,000
    Chambers Bi-Level Suite: £2,500
    Queen Victoria Suite: £3,000
    Royal Suite: £10,000
  23. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Named after Deirdre or Tracy Barlow?
  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    William, the train shed's engineer.
  25. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    He wasn't even in Corrie.
  26. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Does that mean you can't enter the actual station from the original entrance (facing Euston Road) any more?
  27. JHE

    JHE .

    I went into the hotel some years ago (5? 6? more?) when there was an exhibition/sale by some artists, one of whom I knew. The hotel had obviously been disused for a long time and was very dilapidated. You could see, though, that it had been very grand in its day. I'm glad it's been done up and has reopened.

    The only problem is...

    Ooof! Kinell! It doesn't seem likely I'll be staying there unless I win the lottery or something.

    Still... when I go to London I arrive at St Pancras and I think I might just pop in and see if there's a bar where someone will sell a pint to a slightly scruffy and impecunious visitor.
  28. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    New reception rooms are really beautiful. I had a talk with the security staff on the door today. They seemed alright. Looking forward to a big night out here sometime in the next year.
  29. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

  30. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    The bar ain't open to the public for a couple of weeks though yet.

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