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Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, Paragon Station, 170 Ferensway, Hull, 2013 Built in 1849 and recently refurbished, this is at the start of Hull’s Philip Larkin trail. It’s described in his doleful poem “Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel” as a place “Isolated, like a fort” where “silence laid like carpet”. Given which, I was particularly taken with this tiny scrap of mosaic ghost-flooring preserved in the foyer. 

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel

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