Most people have now been to Paris by Eurostar but did you realise that with the modern high-speed rail network there are dozens of other fascinating European cities you can get to in a few hours from London? If you take the 11.31 Eurostar from St Pancras you will arrive in Paris Gare du Nord two hours and ten minutes later. Don’t be deceived by the change of time zone – 14.47 French time is still only 13.37 UK summer-time. From there it is only a short walk or taxi-ride to Gare de l’Est, where you can get the 15.25 to Strasbourg arriving at 17.42. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely lunch in Paris between trains. So it’s breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and dinner in Strasbourg, all without any hurry or hassle.