The Queens Hotel, Leeds

W Curtis Green & W H Hamlyn
Date Built
Opened 1937
City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ
The Queens Hotel occupies a prominent site beside Leeds Central Station looking out onto City Square.  It was built for the Midland and Scottish Railway Company to a design by W H Hamlyn, the railway company's architect, and W Curtis, the designer of the interiors of London's Dorchester Hotel.  The facade of the Queens that looks out onto City Square is clad in Portland stone. 

The back of the building though is faced with brick.

The foundation stone of this Grade II Listed building was laid on the 7th of October 1936 by the Earl of Derby.

It was opened a little over a year later by the Earl of Harewood.

Located next to the hotel, and identical in style, is the 1930s entrance to the station.  It has an entrance to the hotel so that residents could pass back and forth without having to go outside.


Take a look inside.