This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 51.5095 / 51°30'34"N
Longitude: -0.1366 / 0°8'11"W
OS Eastings: 529414
OS Northings: 180598
OS Grid: TQ294805
Mapcode National: GBR FF.H1
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LB55
Entry Name: Piccadilly Hotel
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Last Amended: 8 March 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265754
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424084
Location: Westminster, London, W1J
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: West End
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 NW
CITY OF WESTMINSTER
PICCADILLY (north side)
nos. 21-31 and 31A (consecutive)
Piccadilly Hotel (including nos. 1-5 Air Street and nos. 65-81 Piccadilly Hotel Regent Street)
(Formerly listed as No. 21, The Piccadilly Hotel with nos. 28-31 consec. and 31A (including nos. 1-5 Air Street and 49 to 63 and 83 to 113 odd, Regent Street)
Hotel with ground-floor shops. 1905-08. R. Norman Shaw, architect for elevations; William Woodward and Walter Emden, architects for hotel interiors. Stone, slate roof Grand and bold (if incomplete) neo-Baroque design in Shaw's late manner. Fronts to Piccadilly and Regent Street Quadrant, flank to Piccadilly Place and Air Street. Eleven bays wide to Piccadilly. Heavily rusticated ground floor with large semicircular arcade as podium to rusticated first floor carrying giant two-storey open loggia terrace screened by Roman Ionic columns and finished off by
entablature with dentilled and bracketed cornice. The main block set back behind terrace, with side wings projecting towards street. The left-hand eight storey pavilion wing is surmounted by heavy, shaped and obelisk-finialed gable with aedicule and was supposed to be balanced by a similar pavilion to right, but the symmetry was pre-empted by the retention of Nos. 19 and 20.
The Regent Street Quadrant elevation is nine bays wide following curve; the arcaded podium with alternating rock-faced bands of rustication supporting a giant order of coupled Roman Ionic columns in antis with partly blocked shafts and screening three storeys high between rusticated pavilion bays, with elaborately enriched, carved garland surrounds to large third floor oculi; deep entablature and pedimented dormers to attics; lofty, banded stone chimney stacks.
The Quadrant elevation was part of a general scheme for rebuilding the Regent Street Quadrant, later extended in amended form by Sir Reginald Blomfield and others.
Sources: Andrew Saint,R. Norman Shaw, 1976.
Listing NGR: TQ2941480598
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.
Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings