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Eurostar changes stations!

eurostarEurostar launched services from St Pancras International in November 2007 – and all services now start and terminate at St Pancras rather than Waterloo, which was the terminal since the service was launched in 1994.
Close to Kings Cross and Euston mainline stations, this makes life much easier for travellers from the Midlands and the North who will no longer need to cross from one side of London to the other. Furthermore you will be able to buy through tickets from many stations in the UK or at Loco2.com
The new St Pancras International station looks stunning, retaining key characteristics of the original Victorian edifice whilst bringing some modern touches. There is an excellent series of photos on the Guardian website.

Renaissance Hotel St Pancras

Renaissance Hotel St Pancras

And for that early morning train to make an early start you could stay at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel which is part of the original Victorian station and offers immediate access to the high speed Eurostar service

The new intermediate station at Ebbsfleet in Kent, just off the M25 orbital motorway near Dartford, ideal for car drivers to connect with the high speed links to Paris, Lille and Brussels,

In 2018 London to Paris fares can start at under £45 with a fastest journey time of 2h 16m

By Train TGVTGV from London

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