St Paul’s Hotel
This red-brick Neo-Gothic property began life as a schoolhouse – the largest in England when it was built. Designed in 1884 by Alfred Waterhouse – the same architect behind the Natural History Museum down the road in South Kensington – St Paul’s Hotel housed Dwight D Eisenhower and Winston Churchill as they planned the D-Day landings, before relaunching as a courtly boutique hotel. The Grade II-listed building retains plenty of original features, such as its grand archways and in-room fireplaces. It’s also home to The Melody restaurant, named after the British cult classic that was filmed here in 1971.
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