London St Pancras International

The statue of John Betjeman with a Eurostar behind it

The sun is quickly rising over London and St Pancras International is very much awake, bustling with people.

The first time I came here in 2007 was a bit of an anticlimax; it had been opened to great fanfare a few weeks before, but it was really barely ready. The floors were still dusty from the building work and the Eurostar departures area was dark and rather featureless.

I have to say it's improved since then, even if what they claimed to be Europe's longest champagne bar is actually a rather uninteresting little hut (sure, there are tables laid out for a long way alongside - but not accessible from - the Eurostar platforms, but the bar itself seems rather ordinary). Can't say I'm much of a champagne bar person anyway.

Still, the journey to Berlin begins...they've just called the train up for boarding, so I'd better dash!

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