|The clock tower.|
|The Ticket Office|
|The hotel abandoned.|
Marriott site — like any five-star accommodation in central London, it's not cheap, but it is undoubtedly a unique location.
If you're fascinated by the building, I would also recommend the historical tour. I don't do this lightly. I normally dislike guided tours — often because the guides lack in-depth knowledge and stick rigidly to a script. No danger of that in this case. The official 'Hotel Historian and Tour Guide' (how many hotels can boast an offical historian, I wonder?) is one Royden Stock, who came to the site in the 1990s whilst working in security, and, from what he told me, has all but lived there ever since. He has seen every aspect of the restoration process, tutored himself extensively in the building's history, and is a charming gentleman to boot. Click here for details of his tour; it's well worth your time and money.
|Royden Stock, our guide, and the grand staircase.|
If you would like to see more pictures from the building, I have created a folder on Flickr - click here for the slideshow in a larger pop-up version or see below ...