At King’s Cross St. Pancras Station

King’s Cross St. Pancras Station is the biggest interchange station in London. It is also where you can go to other countries from London by train. The station is beautiful from outside to inside. The architecture is well blended of modern functional train station serving fast trains and the English style building from the outside. Β No wonder that the place is often seen as part of advertise or movie scenes.

The station has another significance than those conventional senses. The thought did not occur to me before until I got there. How could I forget.. The station is also the famous train station that Harry Potter got on a train to Hogwarts school of wizard! The place is real! It must be the same feeling of a child that sees Disneyland and thinking the places and characters from fairy tales are real.

It was too bad that I was a bit groggy from travel far the day before when I was there to catch a train. I missed doing a bit more looking around or searched for the famous platform 9 and 3/4. I wanted to try to get through the Β magic wall there. However, I was looking for wizard families there and I think I saw one or two πŸ™‚

King's Cross St. Pancras Station from outside

Β A street view of the station. I like that back taxi.

Β King's Cross inside wall.The transition of the roof structure meets the red brick outside wall. Β I like the well blend of the modern construction and older style.

King's Cross roof structure

The roof has clear opening to let the natural light into the station below.

King's Cross's roof structure another view

I could not help taking a closer look at the roof πŸ™‚

King's Cross - two ladies walking along the train.

A couple of lady muggles walked along the Eurostar train. This was on the upper floor of the station.

King's Cross - Eurostar train

The famous Eurostar train.

Searcys St. Pancras Grand

Searcys St. Pancras Grand is a fancy restaurant. I did know about this place when I was there otherwise I would have taken another closer look. Β Beautiful doors!

King's Cross - Travelling family

Now, I think I spotted wizard families having breakfast.

King's Cross - A flower shop.

A lovely flower shop at the station. I like those flowers in the paper bags placed on the floor.

King's Cross - Fruit store.

This is a fruit store. It makes the station different than any airports that I have seen. It made me feel more of inside a supper market or a mall rather. I wanted to try one of those apples.

King's Cross - Police

A gentle police was helping a traveler.

King's Cross - family looking around.

The lovely young girl and her mother seemed to be looking around. Definitely a wizard family πŸ™‚

Hope you have a little fun at King’s Cross St. Pancras station with me.

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56 thoughts on “At King’s Cross St. Pancras Station

  1. anotherday2paradise August 9, 2014 / 8:52 am

    Thanks for the great visit to this lovely old train station, YC. I would love to travel on the Eurostar to Paris. I think you’re correct about the wizard families, and I also spotted a teddy bear having a picnic at one of those tables. πŸ™‚ I never tasted a Kent apple, but I bet they’re really tasty. The roof structure is absolutely amazing and you photographed it really well. Where had you travelled from?

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    • YellowCable August 9, 2014 / 9:05 am

      Oh, I am glad you like the little tour. Thank you πŸ™‚

      I am sure you like the Eurostar ride to Paris. I was on the way there. I was wondering why I did feel incline like going down as passing through the undersea tunnel.

      I was coming from US through Heathrow and hopped on the subway to King’s Cross in one go πŸ™‚

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  2. The Passion Dew August 9, 2014 / 9:18 am

    I admired this station, clean and tidy. not at Amsterdam train station, wow, I immediately get headaches 😦 πŸ˜€ Fantastic photos !

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    • YellowCable August 9, 2014 / 9:26 am

      Thank you! Now that you pointed these out. Yes, the station is clean and tidy indeed.

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  3. Gallivanta August 9, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Oh, I had a lot of fun on this tour. Thank you YC. Hope you have more travel tales to share.

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  4. katsumoriyama August 9, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful station. I feel good atmosphere through this photos.

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  5. Ralph August 10, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    Great post YC. I enjoyed reading it. May I ask what a lady muggle is ? I want one ! πŸ˜‰ Ralph πŸ˜€

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    • YellowCable August 10, 2014 / 12:44 pm

      “muggle” is a person who lacks any sort of magical ability and was not born into the magical world.

      I know you are looking for one. Best of wished there, Ralph πŸ™‚

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      • Ralph August 10, 2014 / 3:19 pm

        Ah ! Shows how illiterate I am concerning Harry Potter. I am still looking for a muggle πŸ˜€

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  6. cindy knoke August 10, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Fabulous post, photos and who doesn’t love Harry? Plus you found the wizards!!!! Good show!

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    • YellowCable August 10, 2014 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you, I am glad you like the little tour!

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  7. SuzyHazelwood August 10, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    So you’ve been to London!! πŸ™‚ I was only talking to my brother the other day about the area of St Pancras as I discovered something interesting to share on my other blog – not about the station though, something completely different. I love stations, they remind me of the excitement of travelling in childhood days, and I’ve always loved the sounds and atmosphere of train stations, but I’ve never been a train enthusiast. I like ornate buildings and interesting people, not vehicles! St Pancras Station is a beautiful station, but in all my visits to London over the years I’ve never managed to visit it yet. I love the modern improvements blended with the old, it compliments it so well – quite stunning! They have done something similar with the station where I live, blending old with new, in fact the station has some similarities to St Pancras, but obviously it’s much smaller, and no glorious tall Gothic style clock tower. I do love that part of the building, no wonder they featured the station in the Harry Potter stories and films! Here’s a couple of links to the one in my city – http://gb.fotolibra.com/images/previews/358930-norwich-railway-station.jpeg And this is a view inside – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerblokey/2144042346/in/photostream/

    I love the flowers and also the fruit, so attractively arranged, reminds me of the market scenes from the 1960’s Oliver film – very old London! πŸ™‚

    So you never found that platform 9 and 3/4? Oh what a shame, you could have had an extra adventure! πŸ˜‰

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    • YellowCable August 10, 2014 / 8:25 pm

      I have not traveled by train since I was very very young. I do not remember clearly now how I felt whether I liked the experience or not. I think I might like the train station than the actual riding on the train then. I was always fascinated about big engine or complex machinery πŸ™‚

      I have been wanted to travel by train (long distant kind). I think it is more relaxing and comfort than by bus or by plane (the worst one). It is more roomier and easier to walk around.

      Thank you for the pictures of the station in your city. It is beautiful and is similar style. I like it!

      Ha Ha, If I found the platform 9 and 3/4, I might had a hard time getting back out πŸ™‚

      Thank you Suzy!

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  8. Dina August 11, 2014 / 2:47 am

    Great impressions from a fabulous station!
    All the best from the North, Dina

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  9. AmyRose August 11, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    YellowCable, how very much I enjoyed this post. What a cool train station and so very beautiful as your photos show us. What are lady muggles? I am not familiar with that term. I really thank you for the tour, for I have never seen this train station before. Great post, just wonderful and your pictures just awesome!!!! Love, Amy

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    • YellowCable August 11, 2014 / 7:23 pm

      Muggle is the term in Harry Potter story line. I guess it was invented as part of the story. It means a person without magic or is not born in wizard family.

      Thank you and I am glad you like the tour with a little of fiction into the mix πŸ™‚

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      • AmyRose August 12, 2014 / 8:34 am

        LOL OK. I get it. As you can see, I haven’t followed Harry Potter. Thank you for taking the time to explain that term to me. I am most definitely NOT a muggle, for I do have magic. (smile) Have a wonderful day, YellowCable! Love, Amy

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  10. Saajida August 12, 2014 / 6:05 am

    looks so lovely! And I’m such a huge fan of Harry Potter – hope to visit King’s Cross AND the theme park in the USA soon πŸ˜€

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    • YellowCable August 12, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      Hope you can visit these places soon too. The theme park in US (in Fl, right?) should be a lots of fun.

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  11. Pride in Photos Photography August 13, 2014 / 6:49 am

    I was just telling Tarzan that I am up for a train trip soon. Look at this lovely train station! This would be very hard pressed to fine one nicer.

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    • YellowCable August 13, 2014 / 9:00 pm

      That sounds great. I am sure you find a very nice one with Tarzan πŸ™‚

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  12. nutsfortreasure August 13, 2014 / 8:39 am

    Awesome shots! Thanks for sharing as it is a place I shall never see in person.

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  13. Kamila Pala August 14, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing – very interesting and beautiful photos! πŸ™‚ Kamila

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  14. Charlotte Hoather August 14, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    The next time I’m in London I’m going to go for a look around, I usually go to Euston :). Great photos.

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    • YellowCable August 14, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      Please do look around next time. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  15. giselzitrone August 16, 2014 / 4:11 am

    Danke liebe Grüße und ein gutes Wochenende Gruß Gislinde

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  16. Otto von MΓΌnchow August 19, 2014 / 7:55 am

    Great images of King’s Cross. I love the way you see and captured textures and structures – and then mix it up with daily life in a rail road station. A mini photo essay. Very well done.

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    • YellowCable August 19, 2014 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you very much Otto. I am glad you like this post..

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    • YellowCable August 20, 2014 / 8:39 pm

      Me too, not that I have seen many stations but King’s Cross is very nice. Thank you.

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  17. Dalo 2013 August 20, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Great series of photos, and most enjoyable wizard commentary πŸ™‚

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  18. Leyla August 20, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    beautiful pics ❀

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  19. inesephoto August 23, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Glad that the place is real πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your beautiful images!

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  20. BeWithUs September 1, 2014 / 7:06 am

    Thank you so much for sharing so many lovely pictures…my personal favourite is the fruit stall one.

    Have a wonderful day ahead always, cheers!! πŸ˜€

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    • YellowCable September 1, 2014 / 7:18 am

      Thank you and I am happy that you like the fruit stall one. Please have a great week too.

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      • BeWithUs September 2, 2014 / 2:00 am

        You’re welcome, my friend!

        Thank you so much for your sweet blessings as well!

        Cheers!! πŸ˜€

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  21. LadyPinkRose September 9, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    The mystery is solved. THIS post made me think you lived in Europe. I KNEW there was a reason. LOL Love, Amy

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    • YellowCable September 9, 2014 / 6:56 pm

      I was also thinking this post might be the cause πŸ™‚ I am glad the mystery is solved πŸ™‚

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  22. 61gypsy September 28, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Hi….thanks for stopping by MyVidenda! I’m glad you did, as I enjoy your blog now….and particularly this entry on looking for ” Wizard families” – this made me laugh, as I would be thinking the same thing! Happy wanderings!

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    • YellowCable September 28, 2014 / 2:33 pm

      Hello. Thank you for stopping by here. I am glad you like this one. Happy going πŸ™‚

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