Midland Hotel, Manchester

A view of the internal facing facade of the hotel, overlooking a courtyard.

The Midland Hotel is a grand hotel in Manchester, England. Opened in 1903, it was built by the Midland Railway to serve Manchester Central railway station, its northern terminus for it’s rail services to London St Pancras.

It faces onto St Peter’s Square. The hotel was designed by Charles Trubshaw in Edwardian Baroque style and is a Grade II* listed building.

It was allegedly coveted by Adolf Hitler, who maintained a keen interest in architecture, as a possible Nazi headquarters in Britain.

American intelligence speculated that the area of Manchester around the town hall was spared from bombing during the Second World War so as not to damage or destroy the Midland Hotel.

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