A map we didn't see.
Ah, we thought. Oops, we thought. Shall we go and have a glass of champagne instead at St Pancras station?
Well, it was either expand our mind with culture, or with bubbles. We chose bubbles.
Ten minutes later saw us installed at the longest champagne bar ever to be found in a train station, indeed, apparently in Europe.
Did I say before I am rather fond of large train stations? I like that expectant excitement, the energy of all the people passing by with smart clothes and suitcases on wheels, the hurried footsteps, the tap of busy fingers on laptops. I occasionally like to go there with a notebook and sit with a coffee, watching all the to-ing and fro-ing. It gives me ideas.
I especially like St Pancras now it has been redesigned, as I love the beautiful amazing ceiling, and the Dent clock with the statue of the two lovers meeting underneath.
Maybe we did find some culture after all. Hic.
Magnificent Map image from the British Library
St Pancras images from St Pancras website