London Euston railway station is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line and an important departure point for trains to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Scotland.
Euston railway station was London’s first intercity train station, but despite the station’s heritage, it is an uninspiring place that doesn’t lend a taste of the romance of rail travel that you may get at some of London’s other mainline stations. It is purely a functional place that doesn’t make you want to linger. Fortunately, there are plans to redevelop Euston station to coincide with the launch of the HS2 high-speed rail line to Birmingham in 2026.
Four different train companies operate from Euston station.
- Caledonian Sleeper trains go to Carlisle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness.
- London Northeastern Railway has trains to Milton Keynes, Northampton, Birmingham and Crewe.
- London Overground services go to Watford Junction.
- Virgin Trains operate services to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Crewe, Blackpool, Chester, Holyhead, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The station has the usual selection of places to shop, eat and drink before your trip including Boots the chemist, a WHSmith bookshop and newsagent, cafes (AMT Coffee, Café Rouge, Caffè Nero, Costa, Knead and Starbucks), restaurants (Burger King, Delice de France, Leon, Itsu, Mi Casa, Nandos and the Pasty Shop), a pub and shops selling food for your journey (M&S Simply Food, Pret a Manger and Sainsbury’s Local).