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London St Pancras International Eurostar Terminal

Train Station
Kings Cross, London
  • Mickael
    "Great Lounge for Carte Blanche members !"(4 Tips)
    Tansy B.
    "My favourite station - free WiFi and great food outlets."(27 Tips)
    Graham W.
    "There is a Cafe Nero in the lounge."(5 Tips)
    "You can buy Paris metro tickets from the information desk."(3 Tips)
247 Tips and reviews
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  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LearmonthDecember 16, 2015
    As there are some old tips saying you can't take hot drinks through, just to re-affirm you now can. They even stick it in a cup holder through the scanner.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthSeptember 27, 2015
    The space up around the trains themselves often seems calm and peaceful compared to the chaos below. Hang around under the clock and watch the Eurostar trains come and go.
  • DK R.
    DK Riyan iMarch 23, 2015
    While Waiting, we can charge our smartphone battery. But not all the plugs, functioning well. But there's some to choose and you can eat your meals near this handy bar 👌 or buy a magazine to read 📰
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 19, 2015
    Fun architecture though not enough to take your mind of Eurostar lines which can be long at certain times. Free wifi.
  • Katrina S.
    Katrina S.October 13, 2014
    A few shops/cafes in the departure lounge. If picky, chose from the more diverse options in the station before checking in.
    ALPHA GEEKSeptember 24, 2014
    If you're an iPhone user, no need to print out your Eurostar ticket any more. Just download the ticket into the Passbook on your iPhone.
  • Janet C.
    Janet CheungSeptember 1, 2014
    Takes a bit of time with customs and bag check so plan a bit more time ahead! You can print ur tickets at the kiosk if u have ur code so don't worry if u don't have printer access! Wifi is not stable
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithAugust 30, 2014
    Looking for just a Paris travel card? Don't bother getting the "Paris Pass". Wait until you arrive in Gare du Nord, and purchase a "Mobilis" card from an automated ticket machine in full english.
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffAugust 7, 2014
    If departing early in the morning, it's advisable to eat before arriving. The places that are open are usually busy and crowded.
  • Smart City A.
    We love the architecture at this station, its our local commute every day and always makes us smile when we walk through it
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithApril 22, 2014
    Don't bother checking in until the last minute as there's very little to do once passed security, with no re-entry. Enjoy all the shops and food outlets in the Arcade, Circle and Grand Terrace first.
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParkesDecember 28, 2013
    Don't forget if you're heading the east London the Southeastern Service is a much faster and hassle free way of getting to Stratford International and continuing your journey from there than the tube.
  • Tasha C.
    Tasha CohenDecember 12, 2013
    Don't get the 'egg and smoked salmon roll'. It doesn't taste like real food. Grab a sandwich in M&S before you go through to the Eurostar lounge!
  • François B.
    François ByvoetAugust 29, 2013
    Take care at 18:00 there is a train for Paris AND also one for Brussels! most of the time sharing same boarding door... Double check if you are in the right train before discovering it at last second
  • Josef D.
    Josef DunneJuly 31, 2013
    Tip for people sitting at a table seat. You can remove the knee cracking ashtrays so you have more room for your legs! Then conveniently place it above your head in the little gutter. More leg room!!
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Sebastian G.
    A great station with lots of venues and ways to pass the time. The free wifi all over the station is something all stations should have! Love it!
  • Emma R.
    Emma RyanJuly 13, 2013
    Buy anything you need before going through. Only a bar and a WH Smiths in the departure area. And the WiFi may be free but I couldn't get onto it at all.
  • José otávio M.
    It's nice to arrive in a station like that after a long way from Paris to London. Free wifi in the whole terminal and a great infrastructure, mixing the old fashion w/ the 21th century's architecture.
  • Nigel O.
    Nigel OMay 29, 2013
    Food is quite expensive - if time allows, walk 2 mins over to King's Cross Station where there are many more outlets to choose from.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BApril 29, 2013
    In busy periods, there's a chance you'll find a seat nearby the 'Continental Bar' inside the departures terminal.
  • British Transport Police
    Heading to France? You can talk to us about any non-emergencies on any railway in Britain by texting 61016 (in emergencies dial 999).
  • Alice B.
    Alice BrescianiFebruary 2, 2013
    If you struggle for seats downstairs, just take the stairs to the first floor. Carluccio's is almost empty and lots of space inside to warm up. It has toilets as well!
  • Lilly L.
    Lilly Le JSeptember 21, 2012
    Stop by the Paul bakery just opposite check-in - a much larger choice of sandwiches and some of the best macaroons!
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaSeptember 15, 2012
    Make sure to get here around an hour before your departure! You have to check in and get your bags scanned before your gate. I almost didn't make it! =X
  • Guy J.
    Guy JeffersonSeptember 11, 2012
    When you board your train, remove the bin by your seat for extra room and place above your head on the rack. Check its empty first!
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SimmonsSeptember 4, 2012
    The information desk sells Paris Metro/RER tickets (no expiration date) in packs of 10. Very useful if you have a tight connection with a station change in Paris.
  • Connor K.
    Connor KilroySeptember 3, 2012
    Crowd management staff are jobs worths. They think they know where you are going. For example pointing me to a Ebbesfleet train when I'm off to Faversham.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FunAugust 22, 2012
    Come earlier at least an hour before departure time to avoid missing your train, as the security checks here can be longer than expected.
  • sophia k.
    sophia kousiakisJuly 16, 2012
    If your trip is in the am, get here around 6 and you'll miss long cafe queues starting 630. Toasted ham and cheese better than the meatball sandwich
  • Cat D.
    Cat DohertyJuly 12, 2012
    An altered timetable will be in place for the Olympic & Paralympic Games - please check before you travel and be prepared for queuing systems to be in place too
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 28, 2012
    Gorgeous architecture, modern train station, shops, restaurants and free wifi. If you have time, pop into @TheGilbertScott for a cocktail.
  • 13, 2012
    Looking for the toilet? You'll find them in the following places:- Opposite Eurostar arrivals- The Circle- International departure lounge- Platforms A and B (beyond ticket barrier)
  • Duygu
    DuyguApril 1, 2012
    If you're travelling on Sunday, be prepared for long queues at the check-in/security area (approx. 20 mins). (something must be done about this..)
  • Ross C.
    Ross CookFebruary 21, 2012
    Trains are usually punctual so get there on time! There's lots of tunnels (even before the big one!) so don't expect much phone signal!
  • Ross C.
    Ross CookFebruary 21, 2012
    You can take coffee onto the train if you buy a cup once through security (you can't take hot drinks through security though as aforementioned)
  • Martin B.
    Martin BroadhurstFebruary 20, 2012
    Head to the The Undercroft Bar if you struggle to get a seat. Two coffees will cost you around £4.30 and you will be able to get a rest while you wait for the Eurostar.
  • Connor K.
    Connor KilroyFebruary 1, 2012
    Quiet environment, tv to watch, help yourself to tea, coffee, biscuits and more. Cosy and well lit. Also, first advance there is a supplement charge.
  • Leonardo D.
    Leonardo De La RochaDecember 29, 2011
    Take an extra half hour and tour the station. It's some of the best architecture you'll find during your stay in London and the gift shops are not terribly overpriced.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AngDecember 19, 2011
    Avoid the Undercroft bar like the plague. Took them 15 minutes to prepare my soup (which I'm sure came from a carton) and got a rude remark when I asked it to be put in a to-go cup. Utterly abysmal!
  • Sunil
    SunilOctober 30, 2011
    Be ready to go through an airport style security check, don't hold up the line. Also have your passport and ticket ready.
  • Damien W.
    Damien WilsonJuly 26, 2011
    When travelling between European countries with an unlocked smart-phone, pre-purchase a MAXROAM SIM card to enable trouble-free, inexpensive data use. On arrival, buy a local SIM card for better rates
  • Foreign Office travel advice
    Did you know that to drive in France you have to be 18 years old ? You're not permitted to drive if you are 17 even if you hold a valid licence.
  • Fabio D.
    Fabio De BernardiMarch 22, 2011
    Tip for newbies, like myself today. You can't get hot drinks past security checks, ie before you get to the departure lounge, let alone platforms...
  • Stu C.
    Stu CollettFebruary 9, 2011
    There are 2 toilets on the train, one in the first carriage and one in the last. The 2 carriages sometimes smell, so avoid if possible.
  • BBC World Service
    BBC World ServiceDecember 3, 2010
    Hear from the first man to cross from Britain to France through the tunnel in our 10 minute history programme: Click this tip for the free download Read more
  • 📱Yves L.
    📱Yves Le JanNovember 24, 2010
    no time to print your boarding pass? no problem, just open the pdf on your HTC Desire, zoom on the 2D bar code and place your phone on the glass at the gate. hop. you're checked in!
  • ChargeBox
    ChargeBoxSeptember 23, 2010
    There's a chargebox here so u can charge ur phone in a secure locker while u have a coffee/ wait for you're train. it's in the vodafone store!
  • Business Traveller
    Business TravellerAugust 24, 2010
    The Barlow train shed (designed by William Barlow in 1863) for many years held the record for the largest enclosed man-made space in the world Read more
  • Allan Blair B.
    Allan Blair BeatonJune 29, 2010
    Came through on crutches and was immediately assisted with a wheel chair and even got a free cupa from the friendly staff at Nero. Chuffed!
  • hussain c.
    hussain currimbhoyMay 15, 2010
    This place is chaos. Security:lax. But lots of power points for your laptop near the service desk. V handy. Bring a smile. They r rare in this place.
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