Alexandra Hotel, Knightsbridge

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The Alexandra Hotel was a hotel at what is now 25–27 Knightsbridge, London.

It was originally the Wallace Hotel, and opened in 1858 on the site of what had been a pub, the White Horse, and soon acquired two adjoining houses to allow expansion. It was bought in 1863, by the Alexandra Hotel Company Limited, formed specifically for that purpose, and the much-enlarged and remodelled "opulent" hotel, probably designed by the architect Francis E. H. Fowler, opened in 1864.[1][2]

During the night on 11 May 1941, a large bomb went through five floors before exploding in the heart of the fully occupied hotel, killing 24 and with another 26 people seriously injured. The hotel was demolished and rebuilt as Agriculture House in 1954, and as 25 and 27 Knightsbridge in 1993–95.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knightsbridge South Side: East of Sloane Street, Hyde Park Corner to Wilton Place". BHO. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Miller, Katlynn. "Alexandra Hotel, Knightsbridge". westendatwar. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°30′08″N 0°09′19″W / 51.50232°N 0.15514°W / 51.50232; -0.15514