London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and it attracts millions of visitors each year. The centrally located St Pancras international station is one of the busiest stations in London. St. Pancras International connects London to other countries of Europe. Due to its central location, there are many things to do near the station. Let’s check the best things to do in and around St. Pancras Station. This article is part of our United Kingdom Travel Guide.
Where to store your Luggage
It is not a good idea to explore all these amazing attractions with heavy luggage or bags. Before starting your trip, store all your bags at Luggage Storage St. Pancras by Vertoe so you can roam freely without bags. When you book with Vertoe, you will get insurance for your bags. It is the same for all types and sizes of bags. Luggage Storage by Vertoe is available in many locations in this area. Leave your luggage at any of the St.Pancras lockers by simply book your luggage storage online. Use this left luggage service by Vertoe and enjoy your trip.
Let’s see top things to do in and around St. Pancras Station.
St Pancras Old Church
St. Pancras Old Church is one of the oldest sites for Christians in England to worship. It is only within walking distance from the St. Pancras Station. The Church’s history is old as from Norman Conquest. You can also visit famous Thomas Hardy Tree which was saved by English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy during excavation work for the railway. It is a live monument that is grown between gravestone. Visit St. Pancras Old Church to leave all hustle and bustle of St. Pancras International Station.
British Library is the largest library in the world and also the national library of the United Kingdom. It was established in 1973 and before that it was part of the British Museum. The British Library hosts number of free exhibitions throughout the year. Check their website for different tours. Facilities like free wifi, restaurants, and cafes are available at the British Library.
Europe’s Longest Champagne Bar
The bar is located at the Grand Terrace of the St. Pancras International Station. It is the longest Champagne bar in Europe. So sit back before your next journey and enjoy your drink here. The Bar also serves breakfast brunch, juices, soft drinks, and hot drinks. The Campagne Bar also hosts meetings, Christmas parties, private dining.
London Canal Museum
The London Canal Museum was established in 1992. In its earlier days, it was used to store imported ice from Norway. The museum shows the history of the London Canals. This is one of the hidden gems in London. You can easily spend an hour in this museum and get some important historical information. Also, there are tunnel boat trips for selected dates. So check their website for the available dates. Learn about Victorian trade in natural ice, watch exhibition, and archive film.
9 3/4 Platform
Have you heard Harry Potter’s 9 3/4 platform? It is only a few steps from your location. To reach Platform 9 3/4, little roam around King’s Cross station which is just beside to St.Pancras Station. This is the best place to take photos for great memories. You can visit the Harry Potter shop near this place where you can buy all sorts of items like Golden Snitch necklaces, school jumpers, and many more things. You have to wait in a queue to take photos with the trolley. Also, you can buy tickets if you do not want to stand in a long queue.
Camley Street Natural Park
Camley Street Natural Park is only 8-minute walking distance from St. Pancras International Station. The park is full of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats. Camley Street Natural Park is home to birds, butterflies, and amphibians. Hundreds of visitors come here throughout the year. Visit floating viewing platform which is constructed in the park.
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