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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published January 20th 2019
A station straight from the pages of Harry Potter

It is the first thing you see when you go to this area, but most people associate it with its close-by neighbour. You see, when you come to Kings Cross, that's the location you want to arrive in, but when you think about Kings Cross, it isn't the station that connects London to the North of England that you think of (at least you didn't, the swanky new station that exists now might be a bit more attractive for some). You think of St. Pancras.

Even by name, St Pancras follows Kings Cross, however, the Victorian Gothic Architecture of those beautiful spires stand proud against the skyline - a cross between a fairytale castle and something out of Harry Potter. St Pancras is now not only home to the beautiful St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (brought back to life from the old Midland Grand Hotel), but, of course, is the Eurostar train station, connecting the heart of London to the rest of Europe.

It's worth taking your time at the station too; not only is the station opulent in terms of design, but it is crammed with art, shops and cafes that may take you longer to explore than you might allow yourself before catching that train (arrive well in time, I can't express it any clearer...). Look out for the enlarged statue "The Lovers", an icon of the station, and especially for the jukebox hidden near the Southeastern platforms, which has over 57,000 songs to choose from, and all for free. Welcome to your new favourite train station, and apologies also, as every other station will now suddenly feel so much more inferior...
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Why? It's the best station you've ever seen, with more to do there than you think
When: 24 hours
Phone: 0207 843 7688 (for station enquiries)
Where: St Pancras International Station Euston Road London N1C 4QP
Cost: Depends on what you do
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