St Pancras Station

30164-MR-London-St-Pancras

St Pancras Station is a celebration of Victorian architecture and engineering:  two contrasting, exceptional Victorian structures, the trainshed by W H Barlow & R M Ordish (1863-5) and the magnificent Midland Grand Hotel by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1868-74).  Threatened with demolition in the 1960s, Scott’s hotel was recognised as a major work of the Gothic Revival, and the magnificently restored station is now the centrepiece of a spectacular revival of a long-neglected corner of central London.

This lecture shows how the hotel, the station and their surroundings have been transformed over the past thirty-five years.

For background information about the area around St Pancras and King’s Cross Stations, please go to Built around beer barrelsCelebrating King’s Cross, King’s Cross, Midland Grand and Midland Grand renaissance.

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