Travel to Paris, in style.


Getting there is half the fun and now that the wildly successful regeneration of King's Cross is complete, why not build in some time there before setting off from St Pancras on Eurostar (from £76 return; 03432 186 186; Get in the mood by staying in a cosy Couchette room at the revamped Great Northern Hotel (from £241;

Take in the 1,000 choreographed fountains and skating rink in Granary Square; the current British Library exhibition Alice in Wonderland, celebrating 150 years since the publication of Lewis Carroll’s book (;

perhaps a concert at King's Place ( and dinner chez Bruno Loubet ( A little over two hours on Eurostar next morning and you’ll be in Paris in time for lunch.

  • Great Northern Hotel 91 rooms from £249

    London (King's Cross)

    Beautifully restored Victorian railway hotel turned boutique bolthole in the very heart of King’s Cross/St Pancras & Eurostar. Thoughtful and luxurious design and a theatrical restaurant headed by Michelin-star winner Mark Sargeant and a glamorous ground floor cocktail bar.

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
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Written by Fiona Duncan

posted Monday, 28th March 2016