St Pancras Renaissance

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A landmark hotel in every sense of the word, the St Pancras Renaissance is the born-again Midland Grand, the pioneering railway hotel designed into the station’s imposing Gothic Revival frontage. It opened in 1873 but fell into disuse in the 20th century (except for appearances as a Harry Potter backdrop and in the Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' video, among other screen roles).

The Renaissance group (fittingly) has done a beautiful and painstaking job of restoring it to its breathtaking, Grade I-listed best while adding modern comforts. The 120 rooms and suites in the historic hotel (there’s a new wing too) have high ceilings, original features and awesome views over the station concourse or forecourt. Facilities are high-spec – Bose stereo, Nespresso machines, REN toiletries, marble baths – and the furniture is modern classic in style.

Design is sensitive to the context, re-using motifs from the original decor in the carpets, forexample.The subterranean spa includes saunas, a steam room and a Victorian tiled relaxation pool. Public areas, including both restaurants and the gorgeous grand staircase, are similarly splendid. London loves it.

Venue name: St Pancras Renaissance
Address: Euston Rd
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
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Cheeky Bellini

After years of extensive restoration, St Pancras station has been restored to its former glory. The hotel did not disappoint. A quick visit on late Saturday afternoon ended being a round of cocktails with truffle fries. The cocktail and nibbles were made to high standard. However, the service was not very prompt when we asked for water to go with our drinks.


As I'm not a millionaire, I haven't actually stayed or eaten here. But staff are happy for you to have a wander around admiring the decor (including the imposing staircase that supposedly is linked to a scene in Batman Begins). If you're on Euston Rd and in need of a toilet, this is an impressive place to wander into.