The Queens grand façade has dominated the heart of Leeds.
When it opened its doors it cost 10 shillings and 6 pence a night
to stay, which was just under £18 in today's money. Now, The Queens is
celebrating its 80th year.
Over the years Hollywood legends like Grace Kelly and Cary
Grant, countless Prime Ministers and members of the Royal Family
have passed through the doors. The original Queens Hotel was
opened by The Midland Railway Company in 1863 at a total cost of
£50,000. When the firm was taken over by London, Midland and
Scottish Railway they demolished the hotel and erected a new one in
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