Llandudno Imperial-Hotel – North Wales

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial was set up in 1872 and records show that the hotel became the headquarters of the Inland Revenue during World War II.
The Inland Revenue moved to Llandudno in 1940 after the Government designated the town a “safe” area. This led to 5,000 Inland Revenue staff and their families relocating with the requisitioning of over 400 hotels including The Imperial, boarding houses and private residences to provide offices and living accommodation. One member of the Inland Revenue staff based at The Imperial was James Callaghan who later became an MP and Prime Minister.