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George Hotel, London

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History

Established in 1809.

George Hotel, close to Kings Cross Station and the Eurostar Terminal but tucked away just north of Russell Square on the edge of Bloomsbury in a classic curved crescent of Grade II listed Georgian town-houses (built c.1809 - 1811) overlooking gated gardens and tennis courts. These town-houses were once the homes of the wealthy but many are now converted to hotels and the George Hotel was formed as a result of the uniting of 3 of these buildings.

Cartwright Gardens was originally named Burton Crescent but was renamed to honour an early resident, John Cartwright (1740-1824 and resident 1820-24), a political reformer and military officer. He came to be called the "father of reform" for his advocacy of universal manhood suffrage, parliamentary and army reform, and the abolition of slavery. When the disputes with the American colonies began he saw clearly that the colonists had right on their side and warmly supported their cause.