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The Grand Hotel At Trafalgar Square

the grand hotel at trafalgar square
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  • a square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson
  • Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction, and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base.
  • a square in Westminster; the site of Nelson's Column, National Gallery and frequent demonstrations
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  • Grand Hotel is an album by Procol Harum, released in 1973.
  • The Grand Hotel, at 9 Princes Street, was the leading hotel of Auckland, New Zealand, from 1889 until 1966. With its vaulted ceilings, ornate mantlepieces, red carpet and marble statuary, the Grand Hotel was a plush and social rendezvous from its opening.
  • The Grand Hotel is a Victorian hotel in Brighton on the south coast of England. It is located on Kings Road, the main carriageway along the seafront; one of several major hotels along this road.

Northumberland Avenue
Northumberland Avenue
In this photograph the camera is sited at the junction with Great Scotland Yard looking west towards Trafalgar Square, the building on the left just out of sight is The Hotel Victoria which was opened in 1887 and named for the Queen as it was her Golden jubilee year. The hotel was used as were the others in the avenue as Government offices during the First World War, when the Government bought the Hotel Victoria it became Victoria Buildings and has since been renamed for the original building on the site, Northumberland House. On the opposite side of the avenue the narrow building at the junction with Northumberland Street is the Constitutional Club, built in 1884 it was one of the largest clubhouses in London and no longer exists. The famous Sherlock Holmes Public House is just around the corner past the pillar box but in 1895 it was called The Northumberland Arms. The building on the far corner is The Grand Hotel which was built in 1880 and was later sold and renamed Grand Buildings, it has recently been extensively rebuilt. The centre of the road is being used as a cab rank for the hotels in the avenue, in my time it was a motorcycle bay which I think has been removed for security reasons.
Northumberland Hotel
Northumberland Hotel
During the Second World War, it was taken over by the Government for use by the Ministry of Defence and renamed Northumberland House. Special Operations Executive (SOE) used a small room here to interview prospective candidates to become secret agents I spent a few weeks working inside here in 2004 before it became the present hotel. It had just finished being MOD offices. Interestingly there were signs on the floors above ground floor indicating direction towards bomb shelters. We discovered these were areas on the corridors/landings with reinforced concrete floors walls and ceilings.

the grand hotel at trafalgar square
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