Let's just be honest, it's not often that we encourage our readers to venture to a bar that's part of a Renaissance Hotel. But the St. Pancras is hardly just another blandish Renaissance Hotel, it's the epic 1873 landmark Midland Grand Hotel built by architect George Gilbert Scott as part of a luxury urban property that would bring shock and awe to a burgeoning rail industry. Alas, more than a century later the hotel is attracting a more cheers and pops of champagne corks within the renovated hotels Bookings Office that become a pub-hour hotspot for office workers around King's Cross and occasional awkward hotel guest that flock to what could be the most dramatic lounge space in London. A grand buttress ceiling etched in Victorian details frames a modern sprawl of leather lounge arrangements and white marble topped bar staffed by a top-notch staff of perky bartenders led by famed-London mixologists Nick Strangeway and Henry Besant.
Best for after work happy hour, the lounge and bar perk to local life from 4pm through pm on midweek days. Afterwards, it’s mostly relegated to hotel guests and the stray tourist.
Dramatic 19th Century Victorian hotel landmark offers photo-op worthy bar and lounge with intricate cocktails mixed by London’s best.