Curiosities: Many famous people
have stayed at the hotel, which was intended for first class
passengers, including Queen Victoria in 1849.
At the end of Midland Road, facing the Midland Railway
The first purpose-built railway hotel in the
country. It was built to a high standard by
Thomas Jackson, the Pimlico builder to the
design of Francis Thompson, the Midland Railway
architect, and remains one of the finest hotels
in the city.
Originally, it was known as Cuff's Midland
Hotel. Cuff being the manager of the station
refreshment rooms. In 1862, it was purchased by
the railway company and became the Midland
Hotel. It was sold again 120 years later to
private enterprise and underwent a substantial
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