2. Royal Hotel
Larkin's poem 'Friday Night in the Royal Station Hotel' shows its quieter times, with 'silence laid like carpet' and 'all the salesmen […] gone back to Leeds'.

The hotel as Larkin knew it suffered a major fire five years after his death and was re-opened after extensive refurbishment in September 1993. The more recent refurbishment of the lounge respects Larkin's description of the 'high clusters of lights' and the chairs 'coloured differently.'



GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 44.6415
Longitude: 0° 20.7006

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 509245
Northing: 428785
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