St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
Spa & Leisure
Named “Best City Spa” by Natural Health Magazine, the subterranean location of the spa at St Pancras Renaissance is key to its appeal as appropriately, it transports you to another world – one with mood lighting, aromatic smells and a Moroccan ambience. There is a gym, saunas, and a steam room, and it is said without undue hyperbole that in the cavernous vault that was once the kitchens, the sapphire blue relaxation pool is as inviting as it could possibly get.
When it comes to having a treatment the experience is equally opulent – treatment beds take on a whole new meaning as they are complete with duvets, and the treatments menu itself has been written as the diary of a Victorian lady recounting her body boosting global exploits in all their cinnamon infused glory.
Hotel & Accommodation
All gothic arches and distinctive two-tone brick work, Sir George Gilbert Scott’s architectural masterpiece has been opulently renovated to tread that all too tricky balance between contemporary design and staying true to a building’s historic significance as rooms utilise ultra-modern furnishings and colours against original fireplaces, high ceilings and lancet arches.
Overlooking the train station, The Booking Office bar serves light bites (truffle fried chips, cheese on toast, mini smoked salmon bagels) and Victorian punches, but for more substantial meals, The Gilbert Scott restaurant under the direction of esteemed chef Marcus Wareing offers an array of quintessentially British classics.