St. Pancras is a historic railway station that connects the metropolises of London and Paris with its Eurostar service. Trains take passengers to many destinations on mainland Europe, such as Brussels and Lille. Explore the intriguing public works of art scattered around the station.
Admire the Victorian architecture of the train shed, which was constructed in 1868. Snap photos of the red Gothic façade with its pointy clock tower. Relax with a drink at the longest Champagne bar in Europe. Relish the busy ambiance of the station, which was renovated in the early 2000s and contains 15 platforms.
Peruse the shops in the Eurostar departure lounge for souvenirs and potential gifts. Relax in a café or restaurant and watch travelers and sightseers passing by. The station holds occasional conferences and events, such as a free poetry reading evening.
Admire the bronze statue called The Meeting Place beneath the station clock at the southern end of the upper level. It portrays the embrace of a reunited couple and has a height of around 30 feet (9 meters). Find the sculpture of British poet John Betjeman seeming to stare in wonder at the Barlow roof. It commemorates his crusade to save the station from destruction in the 1960s.
Stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel to take advantage of the area’s excellent transport links. The adjacent King’s Cross part of the complex contains a famous tribute to Harry Potter. See the back end of a shopping cart on the wall that denotes the entry point to the magical realm in the children’s series.
Purchase tickets for trips to Paris and the rest of Europe either online or at the ticket booth. Change currency for your trip at the Bureau de Change.
St. Pancras is in the King’s Cross area a little to the north of central London. Walk northeast for 10 minutes from London Euston to get here. Nearby landmarks include Russell Square, the British Library and Camden Market. Arrive at the London Underground station of King’s Cross and walk across a road to the St. Pancras section.
Accommodation in St. Pancras
With 40 St. Pancras accommodation options bookable through Expedia's extensive travel database, you can select a St. Pancras hotel that provides the optimal services and features.
At the more exclusive end of St. Pancras' options, you'll find a great night's sleep at the Rough Luxe Hotel, at 1 Birkenhead Street, or the Hilton London Euston, at 17-18 Upper Woburn Place. If you find that those two don't meet your requirements, The Principal London or the Judd Hotel are two more economical options that may hit the right note for you.