Waiting to Welcome the 2012 Olympic Games
St Pancras Railway Station in London is one of the main gateways into the city and into England, so naturally they want to welcome the Olympics later this year—-hence the huge Olympic rings at the end of the platforms.
This recently-renovated railway station, famous for its lovely Victorian architecture, was opened in 1868 by Midland Railway. When it opened, the arched Barlow train shed was the largest single-span roof in the world at the time.
Since 2007, it has been called St Pancras International as it also has a special terminal area for the Eurostar train services to Continental Europe. On our last trip to London, we traveled from Paris to London, return, on the Eurostar—an amazingly comfortable and efficient trip, so I think that we will seriously consider never flying into London from Europe again.
St Pancras Station is also linked to Kings Cross St Pancras tube (subway) station and a bus station, so with a good public transport map it’s possible to get to almost anywhere in the city from here. There is also a large shopping complex, restaurants and hotels.