Introducing the London hotel honouring British history, from Victorian opulence to the Spice Girls…
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel stands tall and grandiose in the centre of London’s bustling King’s Cross, located right next to the British Library as well as St Pancras International Station. Renowned for its dramatic architecture, the five-star hotel showcases the glamour of Victorian gothic interior design, complete with gold leaf ceilings, revival metalwork and hand-stencilled wall designs.
To mark this year’s Spice Girls reunion tour, the hotel – which provided the backdrop for the iconic “Wannabe” video – will offer a special Wannabe Suite package, with access to the grand staircase featured in the video for a private photoshoot.
The hotel has also launched a collection of five “Re-Spiced” cocktails, featuring a chilli infused “Bloody Scary” with a leopard print edible garnish, a citrus vodka and elderflower “Posh On The Rocks” with gold leaf petals, a blend of campari, aperol and ginger beer for a “Ginger Kick” served with a union jack bow tie, a “Baby Colada” coconut mocktail, and a “Good Sport” blend complete with white chocolate grass and an edible football.
Of the 245 rooms available, 38 are bespoke Chambers Suites with unique characters of their own, also offering access to the exclusive Chambers Club. The remaining 207 guest rooms are equipped with all the essential furnishings and decorated with pieces of contemporary art. But whether you’re staying the night or just looking for a fabulous dining destination, The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel also offers a number of highly sought-after options.
Most famously, the Booking Office Bar and Restaurant is located in King’s Cross station’s original ticket office, known best for its cathedral-like architecture, red brick arches and high-vaulted ceilings. Its drinks menu includes a selection of champagne and fine wines, as well as cocktails inspired by the team’s various trips around Europe and made with locally sourced ingredients.
Also boasting Victorian gothic architecture is The Gilbert Scott Restaurant, designed by award-winning luxury interior designer David Collins, which is steeped in history and still features Britain’s first revolving door.
Alternatively, guests can head to the Hansom Lounge from day to night, for casual drinks or traditional afternoon tea, or MI+ME on the Upper Terrace of St Pancras for a burger and milkshake menu, inspired by the ‘mica and milta’ carriages that would transport milk and meat to the capital.
For larger gatherings, the hotel’s grand ballroom and terrace accommodates up to 500 people, as well as eight function rooms – including the first place in Europe where it was deemed acceptable for women to smoke in public.
And for those looking to relax within the city centre, The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel houses the Victorian-inspired St Pancras Spa, which provides services including a steam room and sauna, six treatment rooms, a 24-hour gym and a pool with hydro loungers.
To experience the history, heritage and glamour of The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, visit the establishment’s website or phone +44 (0) 20 7841 3540.