The Comet Hotel
Designed in the shape of an aeroplane
By Serena Williams
The Comet Hotel opened in 1936 at the junction of the Barnet by-pass with St Albans Road, close to the then De Havilland airfield and aircraft factory. It was designed by E.B. Musman in the shape of an aeroplane. The name derives from the DH “Comet Racer”, the winner of the 1934 England-Australia air race.