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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Greater London Authority
City of Westminster (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30619 80985


TQ 3080 NE and 3081 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ALDWYCH, WC2 60/19 ;73/4 (North side)

20.7.71 The Waldorf Hotel Nos 11 to 43 (odd)


Grand Hotel. 1907-08 by A.G.R. Mackenzie. Portland stone cladding early steel frame, slate roof. Ambitious Edwardian grand hotel design developing Phipps's French pavilion manner at the Carlton though not as markedly Parisian in its Gabriel inspired details as Mewes and Davis; part of the Aldwych-Kingsway development forming the centrepiece of symmetrical composition with the Strand and Aldwych Theatres q.v. 7 storeys including mezzanine and attic storey plus 2 tiers of dormers in steep mansard. The front following Aldwych curve 15 windows wide. Central and pavilion-wing entrances, with canopies, in plain, channelled ground floor - and - mezzanine podium. 3 main storeys above, with architraved windows, articulated by giant order of Ionic columns in antis between the 3-bay pavilion wings where pilasters are used for the giant order. The 5th floor reads as deep frieze with bar relief panels between the windows. Main entablature surmounted by stone urns, the attic storey set back between the pavilion wings which have 2 storeyed attics and square French domes. Lower tier of stone dormers pedimented, upper tier as lead framed oeil de boeuf. Lead dressings to ridges. Interior is one of the only Edwardian grand hotels to retain its central top-lit Palm Court; lavish "Adelphi" suite to north and restaurant to east with colonnades, circular "Charter" room at lower level - all in Dixhuitieme taste with trelliswork to Palm Court; cast plaster architectural mouldings and sculpture produced by such workshops as Messrs. George Jackson and Sons, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ3059880978


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06513/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Patricia Philpott. Source Historic England Archive
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