The Grand Hotel

The conservatory attached to The Grand Hotel in Folkestone gained the sobriquet ‘Monkey House’ during the Edwardian times when the press of the day likened its frequenters – mostly heavily bearded gentlemen in dark suits – to monkeys at the zoo.

Description: Black and white photograph of the Grand Hotel, Folkestone.
Date: c. 1910s
Source: Courtesy of Kent County Council – Libraries, Registration & Archives – Folkestone Library.
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