London St. Pancras International Station
Situated in the northern suburbs of Central London this station was opened in 1868. It has recently gone through a major refurbishment project and now accommodates the International Terminal for Eurostar services to the Continent. This is a really easy and simple way to get to the Continent through the Channel Tunnel. A romantic weekend in Paris or Brussels is only a two and a bit hour ride away! One of the stations lesser known claims to fame is that it is the home of the longest Champagne Bar in the world... surely worth a visit!|
A 9 metre high, 20 tonne bronze statue named The Meeting Place can be found at the South Side of the station. It was designed by British artist Paul Day and is intended to evoke the romance of travel. It is a common rendezvous point for travelers on their way out of town.
Trains servicing the East midlands use St Pancras Station. The cities of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield are all on routes from St Pancras Station. First Capital Connect also run trains on the Thameslink route which connects Gatwick Airport (this is not the easiest way to get to Gatwick!) and Brighton in the South to Bedford in the North. There are also plans for a high-speed service to Kent to start operating in late 2009.
St Pancras Station is connected to Kings Cross Station through the London Underground network. As Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station connects the two main terminals, this allows numerous options on the London Underground System. London Underground lines that serve Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station include the Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. This station is situated in Zone 1 for Travelcard purposes.