Inside Eurostar’s business lounge at London’s St. Pancras train station, which has a free cocktail bar with its own brand of gin

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We even got the staff to bring us some Champagne. Alison Millington / Business Insider
  • The Eurostar is the high-speed train that links London to European cities including Paris and Amsterdam.
  • On a recent weekend trip to Paris, I checked out Eurostar’s newly revamped lounge for Business Premier passengers at London’s St. Pancras International.
  • It was pretty luxurious – and even had a free cocktail bar with its own brand of gin.

The Eurostar, the high-speed train that links London to European cities such as Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Marseille, France, is arguably one of the best ways to travel – especially in business class.

Passengers travelling in this cabin, called Business Premier, are treated to express check-in and complimentary drinks and fine dining on board and given access to a lounge that was recently given a shiny new cocktail bar.

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Before a recent weekend trip to Paris, I checked out the new business lounge at London’s St. Pancras International.

Here’s what it’s like inside.


The Eurostar, the high-speed train that links London to European cities including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Marseille, is arguably one of the best ways to travel — especially in business class, where the experience starts before you even get on board.

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After getting through security and passport control, Business Premier passengers can turn right for the brick-exterior entrance to the two-floor business lounge.

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The first floor is sleek and stylish, with glass, exposed brick, and blues and grays.

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There are subtle gold accents everywhere.

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Turn left, and you’ll find a more basic area to eat and work (there’s complimentary Wi-Fi throughout).

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Here’s what was on offer in terms of food and drink on the main floor.

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On both floors, there’s a wide selection of complimentary newspapers …

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… and magazines. There was also a fridge full of cold water bottles.

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This impressive spiral staircase leads you to the second floor — but there’s also a lift.

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Upstairs, things were quieter than the first floor, which was a bit buzzy for 11 a.m. on a Friday.

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This is the perfect place to catch up on some work or get some reading done.

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There’s even a printer on hand.

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The seats — which look a bit as if you’re already on the train — are really comfy.

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There’s also an impressive-looking chandelier at the end of the hallway above another staircase.

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The highlight, however, is the newly opened fully serviced cocktail bar, which was unfortunately closed since it was still morning when we visited. It comes with a circular black-and-gold design with pretty plush-looking velvet chairs.

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Here’s how it looks when it’s fully stocked.

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It offers passengers complimentary cocktails — and a gin-and-tonic menu featuring booze from across the continent — designed by the London Cocktail Club, including a bespoke drink designed by the Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc.

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Eurostar even has its own gin, Toujours 21, which fuses French botanicals and honey from the Kent countryside.

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Even though there was no cocktail bar in the morning, a fully stocked drinks fridge upstairs had juice, other soft drinks, and beer.

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There was also a selection of wine and spirits available.

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Since it was time for a late breakfast, we browsed the selection of crackers and savoury snacks …

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… and sweet treats …

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… before settling on some pastries, fruit, yogurt, toast, and jam. We were headed to Paris, after all.

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The machine-made coffee was pretty good, too.

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Before boarding, I loaded up on complimentary magazines like Vogue and Cereal, which are usually pretty expensive to buy in the store before you travel.

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We even managed to get the friendly staff to bring us a glass of Champagne before our train arrived. Bon voyage!

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