After reopening in 2011, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is now an iconic piece of Neo-Gothic architecture in central London. Despite being located in a renovated industrial area, the hotel has definitely not been stopped from creating a luxurious environment. Each room in the hotel has something spectacular on show. One thing not to be missed is the Grand Staircase. Call us old fashioned but we love a spiral staircase and this one has to be one of the best we’ve seen!
As for the rooms, where do we start? A stay in one of the huge Chambers Suites of the hotel will make you feel like royalty. Think high ceilings, rich fabrics and marble bathrooms – this place really encompasses Victorian splendour. What’s more, Chambers guests have full access to the Chambers Club, offering complimentary breakfast, light afternoon snacks and evening drinks.
When it comes to food, boy are you in for a treat! The hotel is home to not one, not two, not even three, but four amazing eateries to choose from. The good news is that they range from easy-going to smarter dining. For Victorian style cocktails, you definitely need to take a trip to The Booking Office, which is very aptly named, as it is indeed the old ticket office for the train station. The red brick walls add a unique spin to a hotel bar. Forget the usual dark, crazily modern bars you are used to seeing, this is far better. The cathedral style room features a Grade I listed ticket booth and serves up good old British food with a modern twist.
If the Booking Office doesn’t take your fancy, no matter! Guests can choose from the three other beautiful places on offer. The Hansom Lounge, MI + ME, and The Gilbert Scott restaurant all pay tribute to the station’s history in different ways, whilst serving yummy food and drinks!
Whilst on the subject of the station, it has to be mentioned that there is no better place to stay if you are in need of a train! It is incredibly handy if you are taking a trip on the Eurostar, as a stay in the Chambers suites comes with a Eurostar valet service, so you and your luggage are escorted to the terminal on time.
If you’re staying local, you have London at your fingertips with the underground links running out of St. Pancras station.
Throughout September, the hotel is also hosting complimentary wine master classes, in partnership with Chapel Down (the official wine supplier of 10 Downing Street!). Guests can experience a range of still and sparkling wines from England’s leading wine producer, including the multi award winning Chapel Down Three Graces. The master class includes a history lesson, that wasn’t taught at school – the history of wine, as well as a Q&A with the Chapel Down team. If wine’s not your thing don’t worry, Chapel Down also produce beer and cider. The master classes run every Tuesday at 6pm throughout the month. If you can’t make it this month, October’s master classes will bring the green finger out in you by teaching you how to make your own terrarium.