St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Visit | St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
10, 18, 20 October 2012 - 19:00 until 20:30
Sir John Betjeman called Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Gothic treasure ‘too beautiful and too romantic to survive’ in a world of tower blocks and concrete. But it did survive, against the odds, and, after years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as London’s most romantic building. Its Gothic Revival metalwork, gold-leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and Grand Staircase are now as dazzling as they were when Queen Victoria opened the hotel in 1873. Our Art Fund tour will be led by Royden Stock, who brings a wealth of historical knowledge to the story of this inspirational building.
The 10 and 18 October tours will take place between 7-8.30pm. 20 October will take place between 2-3.30pm.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.