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St. Pancras Station • London

St. Pancras Station • London

St. Pancras is a favorite London landmark due to its colorful, rich history and grand Victorian architecture. Called the “cathedral of the railways”, the station is known for its huge train shed and gorgeous Gothic-style facade.

St. Pancras Station shed arch

Construction was completed on the train station in 1866. William Barlow’s design featured a 689-foot long train shed arch, making the station was the world’s largest enclosed space. The famous Gothic front facade was added in 1876 as part of a design competition.

St. Pancras International Station in sunshine

Interior view on St. Pancras

During both world wars, St. Pancras station sent soldiers off to war, provided a meeting place for troops and helped move children to the safety of the countryside. The station was damaged during the Blitz on London in the Second World War, but the platforms were soon up and running again.

St Pancras Hotel Lobby

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The tea lounge lobby at St. Pancras

Today, the station is one of London’s greatest surviving Victorian buildings, a hospitality and retail destination and a key component of the United Kingdom’s high speed rail system and the Eurostar system. The on-site hotel offers nearly 220 luxurious bedrooms to weary travelers, celebrity chef Marcus Wareing’s restaurant and sophisticated meeting and event rooms.

St. Pancras station trains, London

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