In pictures: A squatter’s life inside the once grand Grosvenor Hotel near Bristol Temple Meads
Tom was able to get in when he found a door to the hotel open - and now he’s created a home inside
These images show the inside of what was once one of the grandest hotels in Bristol - which is now lived in by a squatter all on his own.
The Grosvenor Hotel was opened in 1875 and was the work of architect S C Fripp, who had worked as Brunel’s assistant on designing the nearby Temple Meads station.
At its peak, the 70-bedroom hotel served as a grand place for people arriving by train to the city.
But following closure, the hotel is now a shadow of itself with rotting furniture filling the rooms and graffiti covering the walls.
However, for Tom, who found a door to the hotel open, the place is home.
He has created a living room with a sofa, a table and a few chairs and has cleared some of the junk off the floor - and is even painting a few of the walls.
He said: “You can tell this place used to be the real crème de la crème.”
“This is a wonderful building, there’s loads to it that I really enjoy,” he added.