St.Pancras train station opened its doors to its first trains and passengers in 1868 .It is one of the finest examples of Victorian engineering found in England. It is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic Architecture and one of the most elegant stations in the world. I recently had the pleasure of taking an hour and savoring the splendor of this building. On route from my hometown of Sheffield to Gatwick Airport I stopped here, before scurrying along with all the other passengers ,to enjoy sometime at the longest champagne bar in Europe.
St.Pancras Champagne Bar By Searcy's
If you ever have the opportunity to visit St.Pancras Station be sure to take some time and indulge your senses at the longest champagne bar in Europe-a truly fabulous experience. This really is well worth a trip to this unique train station. The Champagne Bar by Searcy is amazing in every way and every detail has been paid attention to including heated leather seats and blankets for chilly winter evenings, a button to press for a champagne refill and soft lighting. Champagne can be ordered by the glass or bottle, there is a drinks and food menu. I loved the quail scotch egg and I loved everything about this amazing bar. Check out the website for all of the information you need to make your stop here memorable. stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk/
Art and Music
St. Pancras is home to some of finest public art you could wish to encounter. Be sure to visit Martin Jennings statue of Sir John Betjeman and the nine meter tall bronze statue created by Paul Day , The Lovers, is a sight to see. Be sure to visit the website to see all that the station has to offer as it brings together music and the community in a stunning setting.
If you love to shop be sure to head to St.Pancras I was stunned at the variety and quality of the shopping available.You can get literally everything you need in a beautiful setting.There are flower shops, specialty British Gift shops, designer outlets and then everyday M&S quality along with Boots ( for my American readers theses are stores found in almost every town in the UK). So if you are in the mood to shop head down the escalator to a shoppers haven.
So after a most pleasant stop at London St. Pancras our next stop was Gatwick Airport a short 30 minute train ride away. If you are ever in London be sure to put St. Pancras Station on your list you won't regret it and be sure to savor some time in the "Bubbly Bar". Happy Travels......
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