With so much to think about before your relocation to London, and things to do after your international relocation, sometimes you just need to take a break from all of the packing, or unpacking and discover a little bit of nonsense about your new home town.

One of the most awe inspiring tours of a building in London, and it’s definitely off the tourist track, is the tour of the St Pancras Renaissance hotel, which fronts the entrance to the at Pancras station. It is a magnificent example of gothic architecture on the outside, but not everyone knows that it is absolutely mind blowing on the inside as well.

It was reopened this year as a part of The Marriott chain of hotels and recently opened for guided tours of the Victorian building complete with refreshments and a masterful tour experience filled with interesting facts and anecdotes about what life was like in the Victorian era.

While much of London is being demolished to make way for the bold and new architecture of the financial district, it’s nice to know that a treasure like this has been restored to its former grandeur with all of the pomp and ceremony that is distinctively British.

If you’re fascinated by the concept of Victoria London then you should consider taking a number of tours of the remaining buildings and landmarks that have been preserved since the reign of Queen Victoria. The best place to start of course is with the Jack the Ripper tour. It’s a ghostly and eerie peak at what it was like to live in the east End of London during this time, complete with grisly details of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers.

The great thing about moving here is that you’ll be able to really delve into the past and present of this fascinating city in far more depth that you would be able to do as a tourist. Start with the rounds of the most popular sights, and then as your interest grows in any direction you’ll be able to delve into the secret London that only real locals know about. You’re one of us now and moving to London makes you a real local!

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