@1902 pamphlet Westminster Palace Hotel London UK

Located on Victoria Street London S.W.

Pamphlet giving nice snapshot of life in Victorian London.

Useful information for guests/potential guests at hotel:

  • History of the Hotel
  • Tariffs for rooms, for example doubles from 5s/ to 9s/6d
  • Tariffs for Fires, for example 1s/ morning or evening!
  • Tariffs for Baths, for example 6d for Sponge or Hip Bath in Bedroom!
  • Hotel Facilities
  • Map of London with Hotel location
  • Specimen menus for ‘Masonic Banquet’, ‘Military Dinner’, Table d’Hote Dinner’, ‘Reception’, and ‘Breakfast’
  • Cab Fares to list of locations, for example to Haymarket Theatre: 1/ Ordinary Cab ** /8 Motor Taxi-meters ** 0/6 Horse Taxi-meter

Back pages, #27-39 have advertising:

  • Westminster Palace Hotel Residential Suites
  • Vacher & Sons Law Stationers
  • Dawe & Co., Job Masters
  • Price’s Toilet Soaps
  • Bollinger’s Champagne

Last page has photo of view from Hotel: Abbey, Horses, Horse cabs....

40 pages

Front cover has creases and small tears, covers (mostly back) have worm damage, last page in book also has small hole.

12.5 X 16 cm

 

2-8 Victoria Street. Built in the French Renaissance style in 1859 by W. and A. Moseley, it was the first hotel in London to have lifts. It was much frequented by Members of Parliament and noted for its good English Fare. It had 300 bedrooms but only 14 bathrooms. One half of the building was let to the India Board. It is now Abbey House.

The London Encyclopedia Third Edition by Weinreb