The Friends of the Midland Hotel
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Welcome to the website of the Friends of the Midland Hotel, Morecambe. The purpose of the website is to raise world wide awareness of this unique and magnificent Grade 2* listed Art Deco building. The hotel is located in the seaside resort of Morecambe, Lancashire on the North West coast of England.

The hotel was purchased in 2003 by Urban Splash. Following a lengthy restoration, the Midland re-opened its doors on 1st June 2008.

On Wednesday 8th May 2009 the management of the hotel was taken over by English Lakes Hotels Ltd, and although Urban Splash still own the building ELH will be responsible for the day to day running of the hotel.

As you browse through the pages of our website you will find information and pictures taking you through the history of the hotel to the present day.

The story of the Midland Hotel has now been produced as a book entitled, The Midland Hotel: Morecambe's White Hope. Written by Barry Guise and Pam Brook the book is on sale at £19.99 including p&p (UK only). To download an order form click on the link below.

Order the Book.

If you wish to join the Friends of the Midland Hotel, details are given in another section of the website.

This website is maintained by the Friends of the Midland Hotel, Morecambe.

If you wish to become a Friend, make a donation or simply want to show your support please contact Sue Thompson.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 851 351

RELISH CARD - English Lakes Hotels are issuing Relish Cards to anyone living locally, or regular visitors to the hotel. The cards entitle you to discounts on meals purchased in the restaurant and various other special offers which they publish to card holders. To obtain a Relish Card (free of charge) log on to


Urban Splash have submitted a planning application for the development of the Morecambe Central Promenade adjacent to the Midland Hotel. The development consists of seven blocks of buildings for mixed use, the majority use being private residential, each building rising to 6 storeys. The nearest block is sited extremely close ( a matter of a few metres ) to the Midland Hotel. This will severely restrict the views across the bay from most, if not all, of the hotel! The listed wall to the front of the hotel, although now not due to be demolished, according to the plans will be altered and repostioned. The wall and end gate piers were designed by Oliver Hill and were awarded Grade II listing. The 'Friends' Group have objected to the current submission and it is at present an ongoing process.





To book a room

please contact the hotel on the following number,

01524 424000