St Pancras Station & Hotel

Mike Higginbottom


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Architectural and social history
Fee:
Paid: Dependent on size of audience and distance travelled from South Yorkshire
Category:
History
Updated:
23rd November 2017

St Pancras Station is a celebration of Victorian architecture and engineering: two contrasting, exceptional Victorian structures, the trainshed by W H Barlow & R M Ordish (1863-5) and the magnificent Midland Grand Hotel by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1868-74). Threatened with demolition in the 1960s, Scott’s hotel was recognised as a major work of the Gothic Revival, and the magnificently restored station is now the centrepiece for a spectacular revival of a long-neglected corner of central London.

This lecture shows how the hotel, the station and their surroundings have been transformed over the past thirty-five years.

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About Mike Higginbottom

I am a freelance history lecturer specialising in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a background in university extramural education.

I offer distinctive, life-enhancing insights into the past, particularly the recent past, for people who enjoy visiting places and recognising the human stories behind this historical heritage.

I lecture for the Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies [NADFAS]) in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Whether lecturing, writing or guiding tours, I provide detailed information in a lucid and entertaining way.  My publications and lectures are copiously illustrated, as much as possible using my own photography.

Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times is the brand for my history education work – tours, lectures and publications. My blog is a fund of interesting, sometimes quirky insights into places, people and historical events.

I'm based in Sheffield and willing to travel anywhere in the UK or further afield.


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