A character Wellington hotel ... the Tramways Hotel on Adelaide Road has a colourful history. It was former Prime Minister Norman Kirk’s base when he was the leader of the Opposition. In the 1980s it was the location of a high profile gang murder investigation. Among its past owners was Brian Le Gros, best known as the founder of Wellington’s Liks strip club and the Whitehouse in Auckland. When the crowds walked back from major rugby ganes at Athletic Park (before the Westpac Stadium was built) the young ladies in hot pants and singlet tops would be promoting the strip show for that night.
The hotel is currently for sale and has a capital valuation of NZD929,000