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Derelict-UK
21-07-2011, 12:03 AM
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...

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mr beardy
21-07-2011, 02:04 AM
love shot 19

Krypton
21-07-2011, 07:25 AM
wow thats a fantastic building and it look mintosh inside. so what relation was gilbert scott to you?

Derelict-UK
21-07-2011, 07:57 AM
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.

boxerheaven
21-07-2011, 10:10 AM
fantastic pic what a great building must have been a good day :)

SilentHill
21-07-2011, 11:38 AM
That's priceless mate :thumb

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

Love it :thumb

Satsukisan
21-07-2011, 01:02 PM
Ooo so who was it left too

Derelict-UK
21-07-2011, 01:04 PM
how do you mean? Marriott bought it in conjunction with another individual, but Sir George only designed it, he didn't own it.

ROYALBOB
21-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Fine report sir

joybee
23-07-2011, 11:07 PM
Fabulous! Lovely shots, nice tie :thumb

nonsense
27-07-2011, 10:16 AM
How beautiful! I was in London a few weeks ago, and thought to myself "thats a posh hotel"... it looks even posher inside. Absolutely beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing!

Satsukisan
27-07-2011, 12:47 PM
how do you mean? Marriott bought it in conjunction with another individual, but Sir George only designed it, he didn't own it.

I understand now :P Im not known for being quick lol

Flyboy
30-07-2011, 12:50 PM
That is such a beautiful building, and the interior is like nothing I've seen before!

Bravo!

Katherine
06-04-2012, 11:37 AM
I went into this place when it was derelict in the late 80s/early 90s with a small group and a fella by the name of Pete Jones who had permission to shoot a scene there for one of his short films. We walked up that staircase - the most beautiful I'd ever seen and ended up down a very long, dingy corridor with scores of rooms going off, many with old iron beds in. There were many strange noises and we soon got spooked out because we knew the place was empty. A very beautiful and very creepy place it was.
... I wonder if he ever released that film...

birdinanaviary
06-04-2012, 12:18 PM
shot 19. is a stunner!!!

amazing what a great restoration

Nicola
20-04-2012, 05:09 PM
What a place and a great piece of personal history too. A stunner for sure!