Its officially Narnia in London and it is freezing, but that doesn’t stop me! Today this post is about the eye-catching luxury Renaissance hotel in the heart of the Kings Cross. I love coming here. It’s the sweetest escape and for an hour or two as it is situated right next St pancreas international. I often come here after work to meet my best friend and we love the strong cocktails at the office bar. It re-opened in May 2011 after a very plush £150m restoration; Sir George Gilbert Scott built this opulent Victorian Gothic style hotel in 1873. This place has 38 period Chambers suites plus a modern Barlow House wing with 207 rooms. This hotel is ideal for Eurostar travellers, the hotel even offers a VIP Eurostar transfer service. The hotel is run by Marriott International’s Renaissance Hotels and offers a unique, experience. I love how certain places make me feel and everytime I come here I feel as if I’m about to embark on a journey to Paris in style. Additionally, its like I’m at Hogwarts all at once and the irony of nine and three quarters platform located inside Kings Cross station. The typical British luxury entrance is bright and welcoming and inside is the lovely restaurant by Marcus Wearing, known as the Gilbert Scott restaurant. Marcus Wareing is an English celebrity chef who is currently Chef Patron of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Marcus, (formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley) in Knightsbridge.
To get the full works have a drink at the Booking Office Bar, dine at The Gilbert Scott restaurant, and book a historic tour. A glamorous spa is also located in the old tiled steam kitchens. This place is also available to hire for weddings and events.
For styling during the winter seasons, I highly recommend some decent fur coats. I highly recommend sourcing your fur from a reputable farm or person. If you are completely against fur, there are some great faux alternatives. There is a great substitute coat by Kendall and Kylie for Topshop in a nude pink and I am in love. I adore Chanel trainers; they go with everything and just give your outfit a little bit of extra sass, especially with lace gloves. I’m a huge fan of Lady Dior handbags too and have a few in different colours and as they are classic bags that don’t lose their value it is actually smart to buy them even if they are costly, it will be well worth it. The bags were first made famous by the wonderful Princess Diana and they’ve been classic pieces ever since. Anyone who knows me well understands my love for polo necks. For me I hate having a naked neck, so expect them in full force this winter! Polo necks are minimalistic chic and always look good on anyone. I J’ adore Chanel sunnies even in winter for the ultimate glamour factor, alongside my luxury Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow compact in Dolce Vita, which is one of my favourite eye palettes, I highly recommend!
Stay warm Mermaids and Mermen, Back soon