Monday, May 10, 2004

St Pancras Hotel

Ex-flatmate Paul is over from Australia. Which seemed like the perfect excuse to tour St Pancras' Chambers - the old Midland Hotel, also known as "That Weird Gothic Fantasy that gives NW1 its only touch of class".

The Hotel closed in 1935, and has been abandoned since the 1980s. It's about to be closed down and restored as a hotel in time for the Eurostar opening in 2007. Which is terrible exciting. Although, as a "Five Star Deluxe" hotel, I doubt I'll ever do more than sniff gin at the bar.

It's an amazing, oddly moving building - haunted, echoey, and an absolute must for a visit.

At the moment, there's also a lot of filming equipment there, as it's a location for Batman IV.

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