8.01.2012

Wanderlust Wednesday: Luxury London

In honor of the Olympics, I decided I should dedicate this Wanderlust Wednesday to London. I've been to London twice. Once I stayed in a fairly dirty hostel, and tried marmite for the first time (it was awful). The second time in London, I stayed in a hip little neighborhood, at a hotel whose rooms were the size of a British pound. Next time i'm in London, i'm fairly certain that I need to step up my game and stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
St. Pancras was built in 1873 as a train station, with a hotel directly adjacent. The hotel fell into disrepair and existed as offices and a booking center for the train station.  
The "hotel/ticket office" began renovations in 2004 and was opened to the public in 2011, nearly 138 years after the original opening. 


It's not a cheap nights stay ($621/ night), but one can dream!


Fun fact: Spice Girl's Wannabe video was filmed here!

10 comments :

  1. london is a place i have not been and with the olympics and everything else... im kinda thinkin that needs to change!

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  2. oh my! everything looks so gorgeous. i've only been to london once and definitely don't remember it being nearly as beautiful. now you've just given me the itch to visit again.

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  3. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Ahh what an amazing place to visit!

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  4. $621!? That will definitely take some dreaming on my part! ;) The hotel looks incredible though and I love it's interesting history and that amazing old fireplace in the middle of the bathroom. Heaven!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  5. I went years ago with my family - but I can't wait to go back with Nick someday! I totally recognize that staircase from the Spice Girls video - good fact!

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  6. one day I'll get there. Fingers are crossed that it will happen sometime this year!

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