The history surrounding 30 James Street is rich and impressive. Originally constructed in 1898, it is a Grade II listed building due to its shipping company past and having built arguably the most famous ships in the world – RMS Titanic. The building fell in to disarray during World War II, but was restored to its former glory in the past couple of years, and now draws attention as a Titanic-themed hotel to commemorate both the ship and White Star Line, the shipping company it lived as at the turn of the century. It has 64 luxury bedrooms, and serves as a popular venue for conferences and afternoon tea.
Home to one of the most popular restaurants in the city, The Carpathia restaurant is ready and willing to offer high quality seasonal dishes. You’ll find some old time glamour in the restaurant, as it channels its inner Titanic in its theme. It’s an interesting one for the history buffs out there, as the restaurant is named after the ship that rescued the 705 survivors of the RMS Titanic. The Champagne bar is one to be experienced, with a rooftop bar and views of the city, landmarks and all. Additionally, if you want to take in White Star Line in its original design, afternoon tea is a must in the White Star Grand Hall.