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!