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    On the 13th of July 2011 I was invited to attend St. Pancras Hotel, only just recently refurbished from it's derelict state and at one point it was earmarked for demolition!!

    The reason for my visit was to meet nearly 100 of my relatives, the majority of whom I have never met but one thing we all have in common is we are all members of the Scott (Gilbert) family and on the 13th of July, it was Sir George Gilbert Scott's 200th Birthday.

    Sir George designed the St Pancras Hotel in London towards the end of his career but it is by far one of the most grandest in his 600+ listed creations.

    The renovation has put life back into the buildings interior, I never got to visit it in it's derelict state, but my mother said that only the ceiling and a couple of wall murals existed in it's previous unused life (Parent UE FTW).


    You can organise visits to the hotel for a guided tour, photographs are welcome. I went for a wander on my own, past the MI5 style security guards to the upper floors that are usually guarded as they are ruddy expensive apartments (up to 10m).

    Here is the Scott family photograph on the 'Spice Girls' staircase (I am next to the light to the right of the image, with the black and grey striped tie) The gentleman in the wheel chair on the left is Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's son...


    Image Copyrighted to The Royal Institute of British Architects



    All my images were with my compact with no tripod, so sometimes I had to bump the ISO up to compensate.

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    love shot 19
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    Default Re: St. Pancras Hotel - London - 2011

    wow thats a fantastic building and it look mintosh inside. so what relation was gilbert scott to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton View Post
    wow thats a fantastic building and it look mintosh inside. so what relation was gilbert scott to you?
    I am his Great Great Great Grandson of direct descendant.
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    fantastic pic what a great building must have been a good day
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    That's priceless mate

    I just adore buildings that ooze pure grandeur, and this one supersedes all expectations.

    Love it
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    Default Re: St. Pancras Hotel - London - 2011

    Ooo so who was it left too

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    Default Re: St. Pancras Hotel - London - 2011

    how do you mean? Marriott bought it in conjunction with another individual, but Sir George only designed it, he didn't own it.
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    Fine report sir
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    Fabulous! Lovely shots, nice tie
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