Thursday 22 September 2005 10.02am
In the book, "Do Not Pass Go" by Tim Moore, he visits all the Monopoly Squares in London and writes about what he finds. He attempts to stay in the Driscoll House Hotel in his Old Kent Road
section, but is turned away by a Mr Terence Driscoll because it is a hostel for foreign students.
According to the book, it has 200 rooms, 8 pianos and "during the past 80 years, 50,000 guests have stayed from 210 different countries."
It is certainly the most striking building on the NKR - would be a shame to lose it, given that much of the NKR will be transformed as part of the Elephant rebuild.
Could it not be refurbished as student halls by one of the local colleges?