London’s Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross returns to its former glory re-opening as a luxury boutique hotel

Lewis Cubitt’s restored Victorian railway hotel reveals £40 million renovation in May 2013

29-4-2013 — / — The Great Northern Hotel, one of London great’s Victorian railway hotels, originally designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1854, officially re-opens on Thursday 9th May 2013, revealing the results of a £40 million renovation programme lavished on the Grade II listed King’s Cross building and for travellers coming to London the luxury hotel is one of a huge choice of London hotels available to suit every budget and all tastes.

Located right next to King’s Cross station and a short walk from St Pancras International, London’s gateway to Europe, the Great Northern Hotel is ideally located to accommodate travellers arriving or leaving from these busy train hubs.

Now sympathetically restored, with interior design by London-based architects David Archer and Julie Ann Humphryes of Archer Humphryes Architects, the hotel combines original architecture and Italianate features with all modern conveniences including Wi-Fi, music libraries and 40-inch flat screen TVs in every bedroom.

On the ground floor of the 91-bedroom hotel, the GNH Bar, which officially opens a week before the hotel, on Thursday 2nd May 2013, occupies almost the entire ground floor and opens directly on to the western concourse of King’s Cross station.

Mark Sargeant, who worked alongside Gordon Ramsay for 13 years and headed up the group’s hugely successful Claridge’s restaurant for eight years, oversees all the food offering in the Great Northern Hotel including the menus at the GNH Bar, at Plum + Spilt Milk, the 90-cover first floor restaurant, and at the Kiosk, an outlet on the concourse of King’s Cross Station which will serve hot roasted pulled pork sandwiches.

The opening of the Great Northern Hotel in May 2013 is followed by the launch of the five star Shangri-La hotel occupying levels 34 to 52 of The Shard this summer. For more information on all hotels in London from the latest luxury openings to the budget accommodation options go to, a comprehensive online guide to London hotels, restaurants, arts and entertainment.



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