Explore amazing destinations in the UK by train
Staycations by train
From Kent’s award-winning coastline to iconic northern cities, travelling by train is an easy way to explore new places further afield on day trips, weekends away and staycations.
Southeastern and LNER can whisk you away from sea to stadium, kiln to castle, iconic city sights to beautiful countryside hikes.
Hop on a Southeastern train from Kent into St Pancras International and enjoy plenty of opportunities to shop, eat and drink in this landmark station. Just a 5-minute walk away, head to London King’s Cross and catch an LNER train to amazing destinations including Leeds, Edinburgh, York, Newcastle, Lincoln, Durham, Harrogate, Berwick upon Tweed and more.
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Things to do in St Pancras International
Southeastern high speed trains from Kent take you into the heart of London and the iconic St Pancras International station. It’s an architectural gem and there’s a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes to explore before the short walk to King’s Cross for connecting trains.
Raise a glass at St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys, tuck into traditional pub grub at The Betjeman Arms or grab food to go from one of the many cafes. If you need to pick up some last minute holiday essentials or a gift, St Pancras has everything from high street staples Accessorize and Boots to luxury stores Fortnum & Mason and Chanel. Plus, there’s free WiFi available within the station.
If you’ve got a bit more time to spare, just a few minutes’ walk from St Pancras International and next to Regent’s Canal lies Granary Square with its water fountains, bars and restaurants. For even more delicious food and drink options and shops, visit Coal Drops Yard.