St Pancras Station
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- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Member Reviews (19)
- St Pancras StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 24, 2013
First class renovation job to grand Victorian station. Decent selection of shops on the arcade level, free wi-fi, free toilets, and well-designed access to overground trains. The Eurostar terminal is a bit less elegantly designed, but it works. Enjoy. It's what London Victoria Station should be but isn't.
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- St Pancras StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 21, 2012
I must admit, after all this time I've been living in London, I had only been in St. Pancras station, twice :) Once before it was renovated, and another time just a couple weeks ago. I've been to the sister station, Kings Cross many times, but hardly ever needed to go across to the other side.
But what the media has been saying is true, the new St. Pancras is a marvelous to behold, a fusion of 21st century architecture and the old (but tested by time) Victorian engineering.
St. Pancras is one of London Railway terminus, it is connecting London with mainly East Midlands and Yorkshire, as well as one of the International terminal for Eurostar to Continental Europe.
The new restored station has 15 platforms, a shopping centre and a bus station.
Inside you can immediately see the greatness of Victorian Engineering (circa 1800) by looking up to the roof. The single-span roof (the Barlow roof) was the largest of such structure in the world at the time of it's completion.
Dotted around the concourse are also some public art. There is one 9-metre high 20-tonne bronze status called The Meeting Place stands beneath the station clock. It depicts a couple locked in an embrace. There is also another bronze statue of the former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, to commemorate his successful campaign to save the station from demolition in the 1960s.
If you are traveling from or to Europe via Eurostar, you will be most likely to end up here, which is quite a good oppotunity to look around.
I was quite impressed with what they did during the renovation, and that arched roof is very inspiring. You don't see very many big indoor places like that in London.
- St Pancras StationNov 28, 2012
Instead of staying in London for my trip, I elected to stay in St Albans with a friend. I took the train into St Pancras Station everyday I was in London and found it to be a fantastic train station. Very modern and easy to use. The trains ran on time and I didn't regret staying so far out at all.