Both an architectural marvel and a key transit hub, St. Pancras International is one of London’s most striking landmarks. Opened in 1868, the station is the hub for the Eurostar service that connects London to Continental Europe. The station also connects to King’s Cross station, where you can catch the mainline and Underground trains.
A masterpiece of Victorian architecture, St. Pancras International is instantly recognizable for its red-brick exterior, striking clock tower, and ornamental facade. The station was designed by William Henry Barlow, and the facade was created by celebrated architect George Gilbert Scott. The station is located just across the street from King’s Cross station, and together, the two stations connect the Underground with multiple train lines and buses.
Most travelers pass through the station en route to other sights in London, but the station is also a landmark in its own right and can be seen on city tours. You can also see more of the station by booking a stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, located in the building’s ornate front section.
Things to Know Before You Go
- St. Pancras station is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars.
- St. Pancras is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
- The station offers public toilets, ATMs, and other essential amenities.
How to Get There
St. Pancras International Station is located on Euston Road, between Midland Road and Pancras Road. You can reach the station from Continental Europe on Eurostar trains or travel here from other parts of Britain on numerous mainline train services, including the South Eastern, East Midlands, and Thameslink lines. To reach the station via the Underground, take the Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, or Circle line to the King's Cross St. Pancras station. You can also reach the station via numerous buses, on foot, or by taxi or bike.
When to Get There
St. Pancras Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; Underground trains typically run between 5am until midnight. If you’re taking a Eurostar train, plan to arrive roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour before your scheduled departure time so that you can make your way to the platform.
Popular Eating and Drinking Destinations Near St. Pancras
There are numerous places to eat near the station, whether you’re touring the area or simply stopping between trains. For a wide variety of foods, head to Granary Square or Coal Drops Yard, two recently-renovated spots that together boast dozens of trendy eateries. If you don’t have time to leave the station (or simply want to soak in the Victorian design), head to the elegant St. Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys.