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Megaro Hotel

A few nice Megaro Hotel images I found:

Megaro Hotel
Megaro Hotel
Image by Alan Stanton
27 February 2013. London’s largest mural? The Megaro Hotel at the corner of Euston Road and Belgrove Street; opposite St Pancras Station. Painted in 2012.

Explore the links below for information about the artists; comments from blogs; and more photos. Plus links to an alternative approach to public murals involving street artists being commissioned
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Links

§ Aerial view of where I took these photos.
§ Website of the Megaro Hotel.
§ Article by Clare Hill on Kings Cross Environment website explained the strongly divergent local views about the mural.
§ Kings Cross Environment local website.
§ An article by Gavin Lucas on the website Creative Review describes the collaborative process leading to the mural artists agreeing designs and painting the building.
§ Photo on Augustine Kofie’s website – painting of the fourth (third) storey.
§ Ruth Slavid, on her blog Talking Archiecture thinks the mural would be a great light show. But asked:
"Do we want it forever? I think not. Seems we are stuck with it though." A pity that Ruth didn’t explore the implications of that "we". Whose street? Whose city?

Other Links

§ Graffiti in London Report of the London Assembly Graffiti Committee – May 2002.
The Signal Project
§ By contrast, large murals under rail bridges near Kilburn Station. Part of the the aim of the Kilburn murals was celebrate and the "vast multiculturalism" of that part of London. Also to involve members of the local community as the murals were painted.
§ Download the Kilburn Mural case study as a PDF file.
§ Website of the Signal Project.
§ Google Street View under the bridges of Kilburn High Road.

stellar room service at Megaro Hotel
Megaro Hotel
Image by MetaGrrrl
That fish was perfect and the cheese plate was great.

Megaro Hotel, St Pancras, NW1
Megaro Hotel
Image by Ewan-M
A rather colourful hotel (with a bank on the ground floor). The hotel bar/restaurant is called Karpo (just out of sight behind the tube entrance).

Address: 23-27 Euston Road.
Owner: Hotel Megaro (hotel website).
Links:
London Pubology (Karpo)

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