Colonnade Hotel, 2 Warrington Crescent, Little Venice, Maida Vale, W9 1ER

The Colonnade Hotel is an impressive and imposing Victorian hotel that was first constructed in 1865 as two separate residences for affluent families. In its current incarnation as a hotel it has seen hundreds of famous guests pass through its doors, including Sigmund Freud, Christian Slater, Woody Harrelson, and bands such as Oasis and Snow Patrol. The ‘Sigmund Freud Suite’ in the hotel was named in honour of its most famous visitor.

What makes the Colonnade Hotel building of particular interest is the famous blue plaque that sits proudly on the wall outside, marking it as the birth place of mathematician and pioneer of early computing, Alan Turing. Turing’s work at Bletchley Park during the second world war is attributed with helping to shorten the length of the war.

Of additional interest inside the Colonnade Hotel is its lift, which has officially been recognised as one of the oldest operating lifts in the UK. This fascinating building is one considered to be well worth exploration, and certainly one to enjoy if you are in the area.

Nearest Tube: Warwick Avenue – 1 minute walk


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