Trainspotting with a difference

If you like impressive railway stations, the newly renovated St Pancras International is a wonderful building. If you also like champagne, then St Pancras is even more impressive, as it has the longest Champagne Bar in Europe.

It has to be said that it is not actually one long bar, but a central bar with , as you will see from the photograph, a series of sitting and standing areas, interspersed with service stations, manned  by efficient and friendly staff in stylish (but warm!) uniforms, extending a total length of just under a hundred  metres. The fantastic thing about this is that it is literally on the platform and you are only a couple of yards away from the Eurostar trains as they arrive and depart.  Thankfully, there is a glass screen which protects you from the real impact of the engine noises.

There is a choice of four Champagnes by the glass, starting at £7.50, which is not that  bad for London, or even South Wales prices! There is a further large range of Champagnes by the bottle, ranging up to £220 if you’re feeling really extravagant or romantic!  A hefty bowl of roasted nuts comes at a hefty £3.50 and a collection of light meals and sharing meals are served.

Having crossed off engine number 3202 in my trainspotter’s book and stuffed it back into the pocket of my anorak, I certainly can’t wait to find an excuse to get it out again and do some more trainspotting in style!

Richard Fisher

 

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