Regal luxury in one of the city's most dramatic historic buildings.
It’s been a long time coming, but after years of restoration, this monumental piece of Gothic architecture has been kicked into shape and opened up as one of the grandest hotels in London. Entering the lobby feels like walking onto a film set, or into a plush, royal railway station --- not too far off, since it's joined directly to St Pancras. Wandering the corridors carpeted with rich, red rugs and lined with wrought-iron balustrades, guests would be forgiven for expecting Queen Victoria to come sweeping past. But that’s where the history lesson ends. The 245 bedrooms are surprisingly modern, painted in soft pastels, creams and beige and fitted with flat screen TVs, high-speed Internet and sleek bathrooms packed with REN goodies. The 38 grand suites come with high-ceilinged, floaty-curtained grandeur, not to mention the added bonus of butler service. No need to unpack or iron, the butlers will do it for you. Added perks include an on-site barber and one of Britain’s finest chefs, Marcus Wareing. You’ll find his good British grub at The Gilbert Scott, from Dorset snail and chicken pie to Queen Anne’s artichoke tart.