5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
Euston Road, St Pancras , NW1 2ARShow on map
"totally mesmerising hotel - a world of grandeur, luxury and fantasy" A Victorian masterpiece restored, Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure "too beautiful and too romantic to survive" in a... Read More »
9-11 Euston Road, Kings Cross, NW1 2SAShow on map
The Northumberland Kings Cross Hotel is a 50 room, 2 star hotel that is based in Camden, North West London. The nearest station is Kings Cross St. Pancras. It is located in Zone 1 of the Underground system and... Read More »
1-3 Belgrove St, St Pancras , WC1H 8ABShow on map
“Close to the heart of London for all major sites” The Belgrove Hotel is a 55 room, budget friendly hotel which is based in Camden, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
Belgrove Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8ABShow on map
The Megaro Hotel is a 49 room, 4 star boutique hotel which is located in Kings Cross, North London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Megaro Hotel is Kings Cross... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
2-4 Crestfield Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8ATShow on map
This little hotel has received many positive reviews for its great service, lovely rooms and wonderful location. It is within 100 metres of King’s Cross station and on the doorstep of a whole host of... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
13 - 15 Argyle Street, London, Kings Cross, WC1H 8EJShow on map
The Fairway hotel is a great choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced stay in the heart of this fantastic city. It lies on a pretty street a stones throw from the main station, meaning that... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
16-18 Argyle Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8EGShow on map
The budget Central Hotel bed and breakfast is a lovely place to stay, right in the heart of London. It is well served by excellent transport links, as well as being close to a lot of the major hotspots that... Read More »
Birkenhead Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8BAShow on map
The Carlton Hotel is a 32 room, budget friendly hotel which is situated in Camden, North London. The nearest tube station to this venue is Kings Cross St. Pancras which is only a 3 minute walk away. This lies... Read More »
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People of a certain age will remember a time when travelling to France from London meant driving down to Dover and enduring the rough winds and choppy waters of the English Channel, or booking a fussy and expensive flight to Paris. Nowadays, thanks to the marvellous Channel Tunnel, Londoners can be sipping a cafe creme and munching a croissant in Paris in just over two hours, riding in comfort all the way. The Eurostar has revolutionised travel to Europe, so much so that Londoners can easily commute to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne, which made our little island feel much more connected to mainland Europe.
"State of the art technology"
The Eurostar is an idea that has been mooted since the 1970s, but only can into being in 1994, after a tunnel was drilled into the seabed. When the Eurostar first opened it only travelled to two destinations, the Gare De Nord in Paris and the Brussels-South Rail Station in Belgium, although it has since extended its reach to further destinations, and a link with Switzerland is in the planning stages. The Eurostar's TGV trains use state of the art technology to reach speeds of over 300 miles per hour, but when you're riding the train you can barely feel it moving. The Eurostar's first London terminal was located at major transport hub Waterloo Station, but in 2007 it was moved as part of the redevelopment of King's Cross St Pancras Station. The official reason for the move stated that it was part of regenerating the King's Cross area, but in local legend it was said that French visitors were none too pleased that the train arrived at a station named after their greatest defeat against the British!
"Upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants"
The arrival of the Eurostar at King's Cross St Pancras Station has inspired a drastic makeover of the terminal, which features upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants to impress European visitors. These include a small Hamleys toy store, Cath Kidston, Le Petit Pain and a London Olympics information centre and shop. The Eurostar has also had a knock on effect on the King's Cross area, which is now home to an increasing number of gastropubs and trendy restaurants.
"Upgrade to Business Premier"
The economy service on the train is rather plush in itself, but if you wish to travel in true luxury, you can upgrade to Business Premier, Eurostar's version of First-Class, where you can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks during transit. With such a fantastic service, it's unsurprising that the Eurostar has won accolades such as the Train Operator of the Year award and Best Train Company in the 2008 Travel Awards, and the trains are designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible, with reduced carbon emissions, low key lighting and instructors trained in energy efficient ways of operating the trains.
"Changed the face of London travel"
The Eurostar may not impact on the environment, but it has certainly changed the face of London travel, making a trip to mainland Europe shorter than a journey to Manchester. It has also dramatically helped London's economy, allowing tourists to visit more frequently and opening up trade routes with France. With the increase in tourists to London, hotels have sprung up in the King's Cross area, and it is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the city, largely because you don't have to drag your suitcase too far once you arrive. An expensive but convenient option is the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which is located in the stunning St Pancras building, dubbed the 'cathedral of railways'. A cheaper option is the Holiday Inn King's Cross, which isn't quite so grand, but offers affordable rates and comfortable guest rooms. Hotel Megaro is more contemporary and offers bold colour schemes and bright, airy rooms, and Generator is a lively hostel with a friendly, welcoming vibe.