4 Great London Destinations You Can Walk To From St. Pancras

As restrictions ease across England, why not use your new freedom to discover the best London has to offer? The trains into St. Pancras International, and the station itself, have strict health and safety measures in place so that you can travel with confidence. There’s a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs to welcome you on arrival and other iconic destinations only a short walk away. It’s the perfect starting point for an exciting day out in London.

Before you head off...

As a unique Grade I listed building, visitors to St. Pancras can also appreciate the station’s plethora of arts and culture – from the Meeting Place statue to the Terrace Wires public art installation by Tracey Emin on the station’s Grand Terrace. Before you head to your next destination, be sure to grab a drink from one of the station’s number of eateries, including EL&N, Sourced Market and Le Pain Quotidien, enjoy a drink on The Betjeman Arms outdoor terrace, or pick up some new additions for your vibrant summer wardrobe at L.K. Bennett, Ted Baker or Whistles.

1.   The British Library

Step back safely into the British Library, with Reading Rooms and study spaces now open to everyone with a pre-booked ticket. Their galleries will reopen from 18 May, with tickets now available for Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights, Hebrew Manuscripts: The Journey of the Written Word, and their free Treasures Gallery, where you can explore the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.

They're keeping everyone safe with reduced capacities and a one-way system around the building, and you'll need a pre-booked ticket for whatever you'd like to do. Keep up to date with their reopening plans at bl.uk.

2.   London Zoo

London Zoo is one of London’s most historic, iconic and loved attractions and it’s no wonder why. Located between bustling Camden Town and the formal flower gardens of Regent’s Park, visitors can reach the park in just under 30 minutes by foot.

Now reopened and complete with several brand new exhibits opening and a host of exiting plans for activities and events throughout the year, there’s never been a better time to rediscover London’s Zoo. Please note visitors must ensure they book their tickets in advance online

3.   The British Museum

Discover over two million years of human history and culture with a visit to the British Museum in Bloomsbury – just a short journey by foot from St. Pancras International.

Established in 1753 as a museum of the world, for the world, it has over eight million objects in the collection, allowing visitors to explore the extraordinary diversity of human cultures, from small communities to vast empires, and understand how closely they are interconnected. Although the museum is currently closed, to visit guests must book their free visit in advance online.

The Trustees of the British Museum

4.   Regent's Canal

Regent’s Canal is one of London’s most well-known waterways and is an oasis of calm in the midst of the city. From the colourful collection of narrowboats at Little Venice as it runs on through Regent’s Park out to East London’s Victoria Park, visitors can experience a different side to London. It’s also a great place for cyclists and walkers alike, connecting visitors to many of the capital’s famous green spaces – and being just a short walk from the station, it’s a great place to visit.

Journey Planning

For more information on your train journey to St. Pancras International and the health and safety measures in place, please visit your train operator's website: