The history and heritage of Hanover hotel in central london
Hanover hotel History HeritageBuilt in the year 1859 by the celebrated master builder William Chinnery Mitchell, Hanover Hotel is more than one and a half centuries old. Pimlico, the exact location of this accommodation, was called ‘South Belgravia’ at that time. At that time it was 23 years old. Pimlico was designed by Mitchell along with ‘master of masters’, Thomas Cubitt. Together, they transformed this part of London into an exquisite and picturesque setting.
This central London Hotel accommodation, as it stands today, is at No.30 in St. George’s Drive. It is one of the two great mid-Victorian structures, which were later converted into hotels. Both the buildings enjoyed illustrious families as their residents. The first owning tenant of No.30 was the honourable Algernon William Fulke Greville (1841-1910), a ‘Groom in Waiting’ to Queen Victoria. The second owner of the No.30 was the powerful landowner, the Honourable Edward Bouchier Savile, who took the property in 1867 and remained here till 1889.
In 1891, it was taken over by the rich businessman William Charkes Higgins, who resided till 1910. The architecture of Hanover Hotel is characterised by mathematically proportioned rooms. It also has a mansion terrace, which was designed to give the appearance of a palatial unit. These terraces were a characteristic feature of Pimlico architecture, and made Pimlico quite unique in London and Westminster.
Today, Pimlico enjoys a cosmopolitan atmosphere partly due to its central location and efficient network system. This, together with its illustrious history, gives Pimlico a mixed essence of the conventional and the modern. And that is exactly what you would feel if you stepped into the Hanover Hotel. Here, we promise you that essence of the past combined with the luxury of the present.
Buckingham PalaceAt the Hanover where we provide budget accommodation. Along with residing at a central location, we also wish you to enjoy the luxury of our hospitality at budget rates.
This hotel is situated very close to the Victoria Coach Station, giving you access to a wide network of communication. The Underground and Bus Network services are also at stone’s throw from the hotel. Hence, commuting is very easy from Hanover Hotel. All central attractions of the city are situated very close to the Hanover Hotel. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery are very close to the hotel. Very close to Hanover, you also find a host of good pubs, bars and other eating places. All this and much more. So, come to Hanover Hotel and experience our superior hospitality. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.