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London is one of the world's premier tourist destinations, yet despite the tourists, it's surprisingly easy to get around. The UK capital is known for its historic monuments, excellent shopping, green spaces and dozens of unusual and iconic attractions such as the Tower of London and the London Eye. When traveling from London city centre to London St Pancras train station, there are lots of options. Some people prefer the speed of the subway (known locally as 'the Tube') and take TfL London Underground or Overground, while others like to combine the trip to the station with a little sightseeing and opt for the bus. Taxis are also readily available to and from all mainline London stations including Victoria, Waterloo, Paddington, Liverpool Street, Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras.
Those who enjoy seeing landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament flashing past as they travel from London city centre to St Pancras train station can either take a bus from Victoria Coach Station or catch a local service; the 390 or 748 bus services can be caught right outside the station. The journey takes between 45-55 minutes depending on traffic. The subway, or underground as it's known locally, is one of the fastest ways to travel to St Pancras from London city centre. Those arriving at Victoria coach station should follow the signs for London Underground which departs from nearby Victoria train station. It's a level walk of about eight minutes. Those who don't wish to walk can take local buses (C10, 11, 44, 211, C1 or 170) and be there in two minutes. There is stair-free access to the subway and travelers should take the Victoria line (northbound) to Kings Cross/ St Pancras. Trains run at approximately five-minute intervals and the journey takes around eight minutes. On arrival at the Kings Cross/St Pancras subway station, passengers can complete the journey on foot. The short walk to St Pancras takes about six minutes.
It's just three miles (4.8 km) by road from Victoria Coach Station in central London to St Pancras International train station. Those making the journey by bus will be treated to views of famous landmarks such as Westminster Palace and the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square or Buckingham Palace depending on the route taken. While many coach travelers arrive at Victoria, not all do. However, St Pancras is within easy reach of all major London stations. It's just two miles (3.2 km) from both Liverpool Street Station and Waterloo, for example. From Paddington in central London to St Pancras train station it's 2.7 miles (2.30 km). Passengers alighting at either Euston or Kings Cross stations may find it easier to walk. St. Pancras is a 10-minute walk along Euston Road from Euston Station and six minutes from Kings Cross.
As befits its status as an international transport hub, St Pancras train station is fully accessible. All mainline departures, including Eurostar, are from the upper level. The local Thameslink service can be accessed from the lower level. There are elevators between the lower and upper levels for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Travelers who don't find walking a problem can use the escalators or stairs. Anyone who needs extra assistance can ask any member of staff or enquire at the information desk on the ground floor.
Anyone traveling from London city centre to London St Pancras train station should try to get there a little early. The old station façade is a fine example of Gothic architecture and a complete contrast to the modern interior. The entrance is from the street or from the subway and leads directly to the ground floor shopping center. The upper floor is home to the famous "John Betjeman" and the "Lovers" statues. Passengers might stop for a quick snack and a local beer in the Betjeman Arms pub or treat themselves to a glass of bubbly at Searcy's Champagne Bar. For those with a little more time to spare, the watery green oasis of Camley Street Natural Park is a five-minute walk from St. Pancras train station. The British Library is only five minutes from the station while Camden Town and its famous market is a ten-minute subway ride (Northern Line - northbound).