Within the hotel there are a couple of acknowledgements to John Whichcord Jnr Esq FSA, the much celebrated architect of The Grand.
Firstly, the large painting hung in the Victoria Lounge and secondly, his face carved into the balustrade at the start of the Grand stairwell. See if you can find him!
Our famous staircase remains a true focal point and has even featured in a Film4 advert, still aired to this day.
JOHN WHICHCORD 1864