St Pancras International, also known as London St Pancras, is London’s gateway to Europe, serving as the terminus for Eurostar services from the UK capital to Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The station opened its doors in 1861 and has been operating internationally since 2007. Today its iconic grand gothic exterior and famous clock tower makes the station a Grade I-listed building, also housing the adjacent lavish St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Browse in its rows of shiny shops, dine at one of 20 eateries or pop in for a class of champagne at Searcy’s St Pancras Brasserie before boarding your train.
Address: Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP
With trains running throughout the night, the station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Number of platforms
St Pancras International has 15 platforms and all are accessible. Trains are both international and national.
St Pancras International toilets and showers
The station has two toilets and baby changing facilities in the station and one in the international departures lounge. These are located in the station’s Arcade on the lower ground floor opposite Eurostar arrivals and in the Circle, past Boots and Excess Baggage Co. Disabled toilets can also be found in these areas. All toilets and baby changing facilities are free to use and are open 24 hours a day, but there are no shower facilities in the station.
St Pancras has a left luggage office at the north end of the station, next to Boots. The service is open Monday to Saturday from 05:30 to 23:00 and Sunday from 07:00 to 22:00.
Lost travellers will appreciate the station has both a reception and a desk for tourist information. The reception, for directions, mobility assistance etc, is located just off the Circle and open 07:00 to 23:00 every day except Christmas Day. The tourist information desk is located near the entrance to the tube, Kings Cross St Pancras. Friendly staff wearing blue high-vis jackets also patrol the station and are happy to help with enquiries.
Where to eat near St Pancras International
The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel £££
Dishoom, Kings Cross ££
Just a five-minute walk from the station itself and you’ll find the most stylish of London’s Dishoom restaurants – a London-based chain started by Shamil Thakrar. The concept is Bombay small plates and the menu is made up of dozens or curries, dhals, chargrilled meats and biriyanis – along with Indian-inspired cocktails. There’s a set menu and its wide array of dishes appeals to meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
The Gilbert Scott is the perfect place to celebrate arriving in London or departing for a railway adventure. The restaurant is set in the grand dining room of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, with high ceilings and Victorian architecture. grand Victorian dining room. The restaurant itself is headed up by chef patron Marcus Wareing with a menu focused on modern British dishes using fine local ingredients. The restaurant’s elegant railway bar George’s Bar is also perfect for a stylish aperitif. The Gilbert Scott is the ultimate fine dining experience.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Lost property
- Phone charging points
- Parking (for a fee)
- Cash machines
- Public phones