Best Train Station Bars
For most of us commuting is an essential part of our day - and far from the highlight. So why not lighten up this daily duty by indulging in a glass of bubbly - or whatever your tipple might be. By conjuring up this list of 'best train station bars' just for you, you have no excuse not to. So when your working day is done, you can look forward to the light at the beginning of the tunnel (see what I did there). Skip the tedious rush hour and enjoy a glass of what you fancy, after all, you deserve it.
You'll find a stunning restaurant and Europe's longest champagne bar inside St Pancras International station. Roll in on the Eurostar, head over to Searcys and treat yourself to a fantastic all round dining experience. A good range of food is teamed with a plethora of whiskies, chic cocktails and library of champagnes. There's friendly service and blankets and fan heaters for year-round dining.
There's always time for a quick pint! And this is the last port of boozing call before you hop on the Eurostar to Paris. A spacious, elegantly grandiose pub with swooping domed ceilings and charming touches; what better place to bid adieu to London for the moment? Offering a variety of different spaces, including a light flooded terrace, boardroom, pantry and dining room, this is truly a pub for all occasions.
Just a stones throw away from Euston station, pop into The Exmouth Arms for a spot of burger munching and pint guzzling pre or post commute. Their kitchen is renowned for running out piled high pattys as pulling a spread of fine beers and ales so you can come in whatever the weather and find yourself some hearty grub and a good drink.
Boasting all the charm and character of a true British Pub, this superb little Liverpool Street sanctuary offers everything you could want in a post-office/pre-commute drink, especially if you're feeling a tad peckish. Not only does it serve up some superlative drinks - whether you're a lover of the grain or the grape - but the menu is fantastic too. So what better excuse do you have to put your feet up (although the bar really is quite high) and shake off the days events, start to look forward to your journey home - as you should.
In need of an early morning hair of the dog? No need to fret, this baby is open from 6.30 am. This ultra-cool tinned neon bar is like an Oasis in the desert, ready to quench the most parched of throats. Nestled amongst an array of shops and within the iconic background of Waterloo station, there's not a better place to just sit down, relax and observe your surroundings.
Formerly the VIP lounge for first class rail passengers at Victoria Station, you'll be glad to know that first class service is still of the utmost importance at Réunion bar. This fabulous drinking spot was once the elite of all train station bars, often frequented by famous actors including Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. So for those looking to sip upon their post-office beverage in the most stylish of fashion, look no further than the Reunion..