Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance London hotel

Although it opened three years ago after a painstaking six-year restoration project , the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel boasts a very rich history, having first come into existence in as the Midland Grand Hotel in 1876. The hotel is a trainspotter’s, historian’s and pop culture buff’s wet dream: It has rooms and suites facing directly onto the tracks – though I wouldn’t recommend these if you like myself are a light sleeper, a rich history including being the first place in Europe where women could smoke publicly, and has been a location for films such as Batman and Batman Begins and video shoots such as The Spice Girls’ inaugural hit ‘Wannabe’, which was shot by the Grand Staircase. Even ghost hunters can catch their thrills here, as both an Edwardian gentleman and an old woman in white have been seen outside the former gentleman’s smoking room on the ground floor and on one of the first floor’s corridors respectively.