Her Maj officially opens the shiny-new St Pancras. Hooray!

Go Betty go!

Queeny officially opened the brand-spanking new St Pancras station for trains today, deep in the heart of London’s glittering Kings Cross, and looked like that up there in the process.

Reasons to j’adore this new improved St Pancras include the following:

– It houses the longest champagne bar in Europe

– It’s the new ‘ficial home of the Eurostar, and dalliances betwixt London and Paris now take 20 minutes less than they did from Waterloo (2h 15mins).

– It houses the longest champagne bar in Europe

– The Midland Grand Hotel part of the station – that fancy gothic bit that fronts the whole thing – is in the process of being turned into a right nice hotel ‘n’ fancy appartments combo’

– It houses the longest champage bar in Europe

– and c) and d)

More pics after the jump…

Nice roof. Innit fancy! Atmospheric.

Pics via these people. Thankings.

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7 comments to “Her Maj officially opens the shiny-new St Pancras. Hooray!”

  1. Oh she’s SO cute!

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  2. Oh, I can’t wait. For the longest champagne bar in Europe, obviously. Who keeps records of how long champagne bars are, anyway? Maybe there’s a really long one in, say, Toulouse but it just hasn’t gone around saying, ‘Oh, this is the longest champagne bar in Europee’ becuase it didn’t realise it was all about length…

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  3. That statue is pretty vile, isn’t it? It looks like some awful Janet and John illustration in 3D format.

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  4. And why the fuck didn’t they make the statue two gay men kissing? Who the fuck do they think make glamorous trips to Paris ‘n’ back? Those people in the statue are blatantly looking for Morecombe….

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  5. Is it me or does it just look like a, you know, station?

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  6. It’s one of those that you gotta be there to appreciate. Admittedly it is very station-like, but it’s very impressive. Mum says it’s just MAGICAL, in fact.

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  7. I remember the day you could ride a horse through Kings Cross.

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