Nissan Figaro, St Pancras station
Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! A Nissan Figaro parked outside the Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras International.

24 April 2016 – Though the classic car of choice to see outside St Pancras station would have to be Mr. Weasley’s flying blue Ford Anglia, the Nissan Figaro was nevertheless a worthy alternative.

The colourful vehicle was simply calling out for attention as it stood there perfectly positioned against the stunning Victorian Gothic backdrop, prompting us to pause for a look on our way to King’s Cross station. While a bit reluctant initially, figuring it was someone’s personal vehicle and not a prop set up for tourists (or maybe it was!), we decided it was too good a photo opportunity to pass up.

After satisfying ourselves with a few photos, we continued on our journey by way of the international station at St.Pancras, taking the entrance on Euston Road (located under the clock tower).

Renaissance Hotel
A view towards the Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras Station.

There are two levels within St Pancras station. The Euston road entrance leads to the upper level which contains several terminal platforms, as well as some public works of art like the statue of Sir John Betjeman shown below.

Statue of Sir John Betjeman
Statue of Sir John Betjeman inside the station.
St Pancras International
Train arrival.

An escalator down leads to the concourse (lower) level which contains platforms as well as restaurants, cafes and a wide variety of shops, including boutique retailers.

The stunning new glass entrance of the station is located on the east side, directly across from Kings Cross station where we were headed to catch our train to Hogwarts on Platform 9 3/4.

St Pancras International
East side entrance to St Pancras International.

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