Victorian railway hotel restored in King's Cross


One of London's most distinctive 19th Century landmarks has been given a public facelift.

The Midland Grand Hotel, opened by Queen Victoria in 1873, was designed to receive travellers through King's Cross Station.

In its heyday it offered guests a world of grandeur and such innovations as elevators and revolving doors.

For many years it has faced an uncertain future but now, following millions spent on renovation, the hotel has been renamed the St Pancras Renaissance and restored to its former glory.

Historian Royden Scott took reporter Brenda Emmanus on a tour.

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