St Pancras and Kings Cross

The area of Bloomsbury is conveniently located close to some of the major international railway stations in London and none more conveniently so than St Pancras International Station.

Voted as one of London’s famous landmarks, St Pancras International Railway Station was designed by William Barlow in 1863. It was opened in 1868 by Midland Railway as the southern terminus of its main line, which connected London with the East Midlands and Yorkshire; it is now one of the top 20 busiest stations in the UK.

After escaping planned demolition during the 1960's, the station complex was renovated and expanded during the 2000's at a cost of £800 million. The restored station now boasts 15 platforms, a shopping centre, a bus station, bars and restaurants.

As the southern terminus for East Midlands Trains, the station provides services from London to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield. First Capital Connect trains run south to Gatwick Airport and north to Luton Airport and Bedford, including Flitwick Station in Bedfordshire; the nearest train station to The Duke of Bedford’s Estate in Woburn comprising Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Golf Club and the Estate’s hotel, The Inn at Woburn. The London terminus of Eurostar moved to St Pancras in 2007, providing high speed trains to Paris, Brussels and Lille in Europe. High speed services to Kent, run by Southeastern Trains, began in December 2009.

St Pancras Station is also adjacent to King’s Cross Railway Station and whilst the stations operate separately, they are regarded as adjoining for interchange purposes. Both are serviced by King’s Cross St Pancras Station on the London Underground network.

King’s Cross St Pancras is easily accessible from Bloomsbury, WC1 and the Bedford Estate portfolio, being just one tube stop to Russell Square Station.

King’s Cross St Pancras Station