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The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is easily one of London’s most recognizable properties, and what makes it stand out is its long history in the city and its historic Gothic style. Originally opened in 1873 as the Midland Grand Hotel, the structure was built after a competition was held by the railway company to create a hotel to sit next to the existing train station. By 1935 the hotel had closed, and Londoners long lamented the loss of the iconic property. Fortunately the building was revived in the mid-2000s with a £200 million renovation and modern addition that created today’s hotel. It reopened in 2011 and now features a spa, fitness center, Moroccan pool and 245 guest rooms spread across both the original building and the modern addition. The hotel is attached to St. Pancras train station and you can walk from the hotel directly onto the Eurostar platform, making it one of the U.K.’s most famed train station hotels.