Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - St. Pancras Station : The Exterior

St. Pancras Station : The Exterior -  photograph


If the interior of St. Pancras railway station be remarkable, what shall be said of the exterior? This splendid Gothic pile, designed hr Sir Gilbert Scott, is ornate to a degree seldom seen in such structures, and is of a rich red well calculated to defy the begriming effects of London atmosphere. The front, facing the Euston Road, constitutes the Hotel - a necessary supplement nowadays to every great railway station. Vehicles enter the station through the arch under the western tower, and leave through the one nearer the centre of our view. The lofty clock tower is the finest feature of the fašade. On the right of the picture is shown the entrance to King's Cross railway station, the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, with part of the Station Hotel.